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 16" World Beat Bodhran  WB281




Head Diameter: 16"

Includes:  Black nylon carry case and tipper (two-headed wood beater)

Delivery: FedEx or UPS Ground, arrives in 2 - 5 days in continental U.S.

List Price: $131.00

Sale Price: $99 (tax & shipping in continental U.S.)

  World Beat Bodhran

Includes: Tipper (two headed wood beater) & a durable, black nylon carry case.

Frame: Rosewood

Head: Goat skin - professionally stretched across top of frame.

LP's Murphy's Irish Stout Bodhran is high quality non-tunable bodhran.  The head is expertly nailed into the wood from to form a perfectly smooth stretch.  The tonal range is from low bass to high rim shots.

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 tipper; 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 & reletively 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!

16" World Beat Bodhran




List Price: $131.00

Your Price: $99 (tax & shipping in continental U.S.)



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