"Bodhrán" Ireland Local Custom Tip by lbhspatriot

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The bodhrán is an Irish frame drum. A goatskin head covers one side, the other side is open ended for one hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control the pitch.
The drum is usually played in a seated position, held vertically on the player's thigh and supported by his or her upper body and arm. The drum is struck with the other arm and is played either with the bare hand or with a lathe-turned piece of wood called a "bone", "tipper", "beater", or "cipín".

Bodhrán played as an accompaniment to Irish music sounds very melodically expressive a with naturally occuring tonal variations and sophisticated pitch changes.

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  • Updated May 4, 2008
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