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.
Traditional Irish 18"Bodhran Boxed Set from Waltons
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!
WB1. Boxed set containing plain 18" bodhran with
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.
Was $75, on sale at $55. We have two of these sets left.
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). Was $55, now $45.
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. Was $54, now $44. We have one of these left.
Guinness Oval Label 18" Bodhran
WB4. The traditional Guinness oval label screened design. Black rim and leather edging strip. 18" diameter, standard rim depth. Single bar on back. Beater included. Was $75, now on sale at $55. We have one of these left.
This bodhran makes an especially nice decoration to hang in your bar!
Please note: if you play on the screened area, especially with the beaters, this will leave marks on the design. These bodhrans admittedly are more often hung for decoration and played infrequently.
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