My main instrument in ITM is harmonica, and i play G and D and Low D diatonics, as well as G/F# chromatic harmonica.
Recently i’ve found an Eddie Clarke album "Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh" and his sound is amazing. I’m sure he plays in "B/C style" on harmonica -standard keys, just a semitone higher - f.e. Music In The Glen is in G# instead of G. (Because he had a standard C harmonica with slide allways pushed in).
I’ve tried to play a Lilting Banshee on my C/B harmonica (B harmonica with slide reversed) and it fits it very nice. Some very beautiful ornamentations and long sequence of notes played just on the draw.
But AFAIK all modern players who play in Eddie Clarke style use G/F# or D/C# harmonica - Joel Bernstein, Mark Graham and Mick Kinsella.
So what do you think - is it worth to try to play some tunes on C/B harmonica or G/F# is better for Irish Music?
Eddie Clarke B/C style Harmonica