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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bodhrán side-track

PFS asked about that drum in Morrison's Jig/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. That's a bodhrán, pronounced bow-rawn, that looks like:



















and played with a short stick that looks like:















A player might play something like this, with a mixture of open and muffled tones:





Too much bodhrán gets old mighty fast, hence a plenitude of bodhrán jokes. Here's a clip from a recent movie with a bit of bodhrán in the mix: Road to Perdition clip

1 comment:

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Thanks for the bow-rawn education. I think there's one in the below-deck scenes in Titanic too. Just what I need, yet another excuse to watch Titanic.