Battle of the Irish guitar tunings: EADGBE (standard) VS Drop D VS DADGAD – Which is best?

By popular demand on Folk Friend: IT’S THE BATTLE OF THE TUNINGS! Folky heavyweight DADGAD will be defending its Irish guitar title belt against versatile veteran EADGBE and plucky underdog drop D as we determine once and for all: what is the ultimate Irish trad guitar tuning?!

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