Welcome to shakuhachi zen!

This is the shakuhachi site of Philip Horan. It contains articles about making and playing shakuhachi.


Irish Songs for Shakuhachi is a new collection containing 20 Irish songs in Tozan and Kinko notations. Many of these songs have been recorded by groups like The Dubliners, The Pogues, Planxty, The Bothy Band and De Danann and singers like Van Morrison, Christy Moore and John Cormack, to mention just a few. There is a discount price if you buy Celtic Honkyoku and Irish Songs for Shakuhachi. Irish music for shakuhachi

Irish songs for shakuhachi

My playing features in a recent documentary, 'A Doctor's Sword' (directed by Gary Lennon and produced by Bob Jackson) about the fascinating story of an Irish army doctor in World War II and a Japanese sword. The movie is available in iTunes