Irish Bodhrans by Waltons of Ireland

These bodhrans have a single bar on the back, and a leather strip around the outside at the edge, under the tacks. The skin (also called the head) is goatskin. A knob beater (also called a tipper) comes with each. The wood rim is 3 5/8" deep on the 18" bodhrans.

The skins on these bodhrans may be mottled, as they are real animal skin.

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At left we show the bodhran tipper (beater) that comes with our Waltons bodhrans.

 

 

Boxed Bodhran Sets from Waltons

Traditional Irish 18" or 15" Bodhran Boxed Set

These attractive boxed sets contain everything for the beginning bodhran player: bodhran (tacked head), beater (tipper), DVD tutor and zippered black nylon carrying case.  The CD by Connor Long contains an introduction to playing and caring for your bodhran: holding the bodhran, holding the stick, basic strokes, getting the best sound from your bodhran, basic 4/4 reel, basic 6/8 jig, basic hornpipe, bodhran care and maintenance, and exercises to allow for the most effective practice sessions. What a nice gift for the aspiring bodhran player!

WB1A. Boxed set containing plain 18" bodhran with dark brown rim, standard 3 1/2" depth. The bodhran looks like the WB3A below (except that the brown is dark), and has a single bar on the back. $75

WB1B. Boxed set containing plain 15" bodhran with medium red-brown rim of standard depth. The bodhran looks like the WB3B below, and has a single bar on the back. $65 Currently out of stock.

 

 

 

 

18" and 16" Plain Bodhrans

 

WB3A. Tacked plain 18" goatskin bodhran. Single bar on the back, standard 3 1/2" rim depth. Knob beater (tipper) included. Here in the U.S., this is the standard bodhran size, seen most often. Medium reddish brown color (shown at left).  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB3B. Tacked plain 16" goatskin bodhran, reddish brown as shown. Single bar on the back, standard 3 1/2" rim depth. Beater included. This size has become very popular, both here and in Ireland. $54

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodhrans with Screened Pictures

The tacked 18" bodhrans shown below have beautiful Celtic images screened onto goatskin; we think they would make great wall art, as well as musical instruments. These bodhrans have a single bar on the back, and come with a knob beater (tipper). This is the same bodhran as the WB2 plain 18" bodhran above.

Please note: if you play on the screened areas, especially with the beaters, this will leave marks on the design. These bodhrans  admittedly are more often hung for decoration and played infrequently.

 

Guinness Oval Label Bodhran

oc212031.jpg (29791 bytes)WB4. The traditional Guinness oval label design. Black rim and leather edging strip. 18" diameter, standard rim depth. Beater included. $75 We will throw in a nylon carrying case with purchase of this bodhran.

This bodhran makes an especially nice decoration to hang in your bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clonmachnois Celtic Design 18" Bodhran Boxed Set

WB2. This attractive boxed set contains everything for the beginning bodhran player: bodhran (tacked head), beater (tipper), DVD tutor and zippered black nylon carrying case.  The CD by Connor Long contains an introduction to playing and caring for your bodhran: holding the bodhran, holding the stick, basic strokes, getting the best sound from your bodhran, basic 4/4 reel, basic 6/8 jig, basic hornpipe, bodhran care and maintenance, and exercises to allow for the most effective practice sessions. What a nice gift for the aspiring bodhran player! This is the same boxed set as for the WB1 below, except that the bodhran has a beautiful red-and-green Celtic design as shown in the photo at left. If you look carefully, you realize that the design is four elves in the shape of a cross, with Celtic intertwining artwork joining them together. The bodhran has a medium brown rim of standard depth. $85 Currently out of stock.

 

At left we show the box for the WB2 set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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