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Thread #62745   Message #1014890
Posted By: GUEST,Les in Chorlton, Manchester
08-Sep-03 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: How old are steel strings?
Subject: How old are steel strings?
Thanks to all those who contributed and continue to contribute to the Uillean pipes post.

It set me thinking on a related issue. How old are steel, for that matter any metal strings, and what affect did their introduction have on musical instruments and the music so produced?