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We offer outstanding tunable
and pre-tuned bodhrans. Among our tunable bodhrans we offer two types,
external and internal tuned drums. Our World Beat® Bodhran by Latin Percussion Music® has internal tuning. And our
bodhrans by Mid-East Manufacturers® has internal tuning. As with every
drum you get from us, your SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED.
We offer outstanding tunable and pre-tuned bodhrans. Among our tunable bodhrans we offer two types, external and internal tuned drums. Our World Beat® Bodhran by Latin Percussion Music® has internal tuning. And our bodhrans by Mid-East Manufacturers® has internal tuning. As with every drum you get from us, your SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED.
17" T-bar Bodhran, Internal Tuning
18" Single-bar Bodhran, Internal Tuning
26" Cross-bar Bodhran, Internal TuningBodhran
Basic Playing Technique
The circular frame of the World Beat Bodhran is supported by a cross section, which the player can hold while playing. Most commonly, the bodhran is played by either holding the cross section with one hand & beating the head with the other hand; or tucking the drum between the one arm and the chest so the free hand can beat & play the head.
The head can be struck with the bare hand, fingers or tipper ( a double-headed stick; also known as a beater or cipin, which is the Gaelic word for kindling).
The hand using the tipper can strike in a variety of ways, such as rotating the forearms so that the tipper tips side-to-side or bouncing/striking the tipper upon the head. Click to learn more about playing the bodhran.
Bodhran's Basic Background
The Bodhran (pronounced "bow-ron") are frame drums of Celtic origin.
The bodhran is a very resonant & relatively simple Irish frame drum, which was originally used as a husk sifter: that is, as a pan-like device to to shake the husks off grains. Gaelic peasants first converted the sifter to a musical instrument by replacing its wire mesh head with stretched goat skin.
The bodhran is a distinct & unique drum, which is at the heart of the contemporary playing of traditional Irish music, yet it's only been outside of Southwest Ireland since 1960's.
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