The bouzouki is a Greek-origin cordophone, very popular in the traditional music of this country. Originally it had 3 double strings.
The Irish bouzouki is a relatively recent development of the Greek instrument.
It has 8 strings (4 double), a long narrow arm and a pear-shaped speaker. It is fine-tuned Do-Fá-Lá-Ré.
Its use in Irish folk music is a...