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Waltons Classic 18″ Bodhran

$199.00

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Waltons Classic 18″ Bodhran

  • Handcrafted from the finest woods
  • Heads made from real goatskin.
  • Come with a hardwood beater/tipper
  • Suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced players.

Waltons Classic range of standard bodhrans are handcrafted from the finest woods, with heads made from real goatskin.  All bodhrans come with a hardwood beater. Suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced players.

Model: 10AWAL-1900-418-BR

Only 1 left in stock

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Description

The bodhrán (/ˈbɔːrɑːn/[1] or /ˈbrɑːn/Irish pronunciation: [ˈbˠəʊɾˠaːnˠ]; plural bodhráin or bodhráns) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65 cm (10–26 in) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35–45 cm (14–18 in). The sides of the drum are 9–20 cm (3 12–8 in) deep. A goatskin head is tacked to one side (synthetic heads or other animal skins are sometimes used). The other side is open-ended for one hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control the pitch and timbre.

One or two crossbars, sometimes removable, may be inside the frame, but this is increasingly rare on modern instruments. Some professional modern bodhráns integrate mechanical tuning systems similar to those used on drums found in drum kits. It is usually with a hex key that the bodhrán skins are tightened or loosened depending on the atmospheric conditions.