15 inch Traditional Irish Bodhran Pack. Walton’s Classic bodhrans are handcrafted using the finest materials – strong, laminated wood frames, solid wood handles and genuine goatskin heads. The pack comes with a soft cover, a hardwood beater and the Bodhran Basics DVD tutor by Connor Long. Learn to play the essential rhythms of Irish music. Includes a guide to caring for your bodhran. Suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced players.
The bodhrán (/ˈbɔːrɑːn/ or /ˈbaʊrɑːn/, 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 1⁄2–8 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.