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18" Tunable Bodhran

$260 $215
(You save $45)
3,001.00 Grams

Product Description

McNeela 18" Tuneable Bodhrán

We are currently SOLD OUT of our 18" tuneable bodhrán. Take a look at our best-selling 16" tuneable Bodhrán

Are you more of a purist? Prefer to play Irish music like they did back in the day with none of this fancy deep rim bodhrán business but with the modern convenience of tuning points? This 18” tuneable bodhrán might be just the bodhrán for you.

Key Features of the 18” Tuneable Bodhrán

  • Hand-cured specially selected goatskin
  • T-Bar (removable)
  • Arm cut-out for more playing comfort
  • 6-point tuning system with Allen key (included)
  • Smart black rim beautifully finished
  • Traditional appearance
  • Soft tone perfect for session playing
  • Taped for an extended harmonic range
  • 4.5 inch rim depth
  • Bulbous beater included
  • Lightweight bodhrán gig bag
  • Now with *BONUS LESSONS* for a limited time only

As an extra special bonus for a limited time only when you buy a tuneable bodhrán from us you will receive a thoroughly entertaining and informative online 30 minute step-by-step introduction to the basics of bodhrán playing by the bodhrán maker himself, Paraic McNeela. 

You’ll learn the up-beat, down-beat and the roll as well as jig-timing and reel-timing along with extra features such as how to get the most from your goatskin and an extensive introduction to the many beaters and tippers available; invaluable for any beginner player. 

These lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying traditional Irish music sets with gusto in no time!

The Bodhrán

The 4.5" handcrafted rim has an added layer of wood to provide extra strength while tuning plus T-bar and arm cut-out allowing for more playing comfort; the T-bar is removable if preferred. Paraic's trademark tuning system, which has evolved enormously in the past fifteen years, provides unbeatable tone control and flexible volume, making it perfect for every situation. With its beautifully finished signature McNeela black frame and the hand cured carefully treated goat skin this is a very attractive bodhrán for sale

Supplied with a beater, bodhrán carrier bag and Allen key plus free lessons with Paraic!


The skin is the most important part of the Irish bodhrán. That's why we only use the best goat skins. Our skins are sustainably sourced from healthy animals, carefully selected and examined for quality. They produce great depth of sound and are easy to tune.  We've done many blind tests and the results are staggering. Even non-bodhrán players can tell the difference between a good quality skin and a poor one - it's that obvious. Our skins are naturally hand-cured in lime, which gives that all-important bass tone, then 'pickled' to close up the pores and finally stretched and left to sun dry, achieving a lovely clean 'bleached' finish. 

“Whatever way Paraic cures them and treats them, I can get everything I want out of them. There’s a lovely sound to the them.” Jim Woods talking about our bodhrán goatskin.

For a great bodhrán text tutorial, check out The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán by renowned bodhrán player, Peter Houlahan.

Good to know:

  • 14 day money back Guarantee from the day your bodhrán is delivered.
  • 1 Year Guarantee.
  • All orders placed before 12.00 (noon GMT) are shipped the same day. 


All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.

IRELAND (Next Day)

UK (5 - 7 days)

EUROPE (7 days)

USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)

REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

Not sure which bodhrán is for you? Give Paraic a call and he'll help you choose. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 087-2569672

Outside of Ireland: from Europe: 00353 872569672. from USA: 011 353 872569672

From outside Ireland on landline +353 1 8322432

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