Arab influence ???
Read an interesting book about Baltimore in Co. Cork. In the 17th century many of the inhabitants were taken as slaves to I THINK Algiers. It’s such a long time ago but I believe quite a few did trickle back. They would have absorbed Arab culture and maybe given something back to Irish music. Not to the same extent as the way the Moors influenced music and the arts in Spain of course. Just wondering? (By the way there seem to have been local political reasons for this pirate raid).