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Irish Bodhran Drum

 If you're looking to buy a traditional Irish Bodhrán, you've come to the right place. 


Welcome to McNeela Instruments - home of The Bodhrán Maker. 

We offer one of the best selections of bodhráns in Ireland & the UK. Browse our exciting range of best selling bodhráns below. 

The Bodhrán Maker, Paraic McNeela, began making his handcrafted Irish drums in 1979 and has never looked back since. His desire to create the ultimate bodhrán means he is constantly developing and innovating and perfecting his craft. The results are impressive! So much so that Paraic can count U2, Christy Moore and Rónán Ó Snodaigh among his many fans and customers.

Ranging in size from 12” to 18”, McNeela bodhráns are available in both traditional and tuneable forms, with every Irish drum displaying an unrivalled attention to detail. Paraic specialises in Deep Rim Tuneable hand drums, including the stunning 16" Deep Rim Rosewood Bodhrán, and his latest limited edition the 14” Performance Bodhrán. 

Take a look around at our unbeatable selection of Irish drums and see which one catches your eye. Whether you're a total beginner or have been playing for fifty years, we have a bodhrán to meet your needs. Tunable bodhráns, non-tunable bodhrans, deep rim bodhráns, or traditional shallow rim bodhráns - Paraic is bound to have the perfect bodhrán for you.

A bodhrán is an Irish frame drum consisting of a circular wooden frame covered with a goatskin head on one side. It is played by striking the skin with a small wooden stick known as a bodhrán beater, tipper or cipín.

The other side of the drum is open-ended allowing one hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control pitch and timbre. This versatile musical instrument is the most popular Irish percussion instrument today and one of the most recognisable frame drums in the world.

Looking for some advice on which bodhrán to choose? Check out Paraic's expert guide: The Bodhrán Maker's Guide to Buying a Bodhrán.

SHIPPING: We ship all over the world, including USA & Canada, UK and mainland Europe. 

Estimated Shipping times: IRELAND (Next Day) - UK (3-5 Days) - EUROPE (7 Days) - USA/CANADA & Rest Of World (7 - 10 Days)

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The Signature Bodhrán Set


The McNeela Signature Bodhrán Set - SOLD OUT   Our brand new Signature Bodhrán is here - a luxe take on the quintessential McNeela bodhrán experience. The Signature Bodhrán Set includes our brand new...

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The Wave Bodhrán Set


The McNeela Wave Bodhrán Set  SOLD OUT I am really delighted and very proud to bring you the new and improved McNeela Wave Bodhrán, yes, it's back! I think it’s a bit of a show stopper and bound to stand out in a...

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The Signature Bodhrán


McNeela Signature Bodhrán SOLD OUT   The McNeela Signature Bodhrán offers everything an aspiring bodhrán player needs to get started on their musical journey. It's perfect for any level of player, from beginner to advanced...

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Drum Diddly Bodhrán Cream LG


DrumDiddly - Premium Bodhrán Cream   **NEW Larger Size - 150MLS**  Want to treat your bodhrán to a little something special? DrumDiddly is the brand new bodhrán conditioning cream by McNeela Music and, we believe, the...

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Drum Diddly Bodhrán Cream


DrumDiddly - Premium Bodhrán Cream Want to treat your bodhrán to a little something special? DrumDiddly is the brand new bodhrán conditioning cream by McNeela Music and, we believe, the best bodhrán cream on the market...


Bodhrán Stand


Bodhrán Stand This is a very handy bodhrán stand. It folds up neatly and is very compact. The legs adjust to the size of the instrument and it's suitable for a regular or a deep rim bodhrán. ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES: All...

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Bodhrán Mic


  Bodhrán Mic It's the bodhrán mic system you've been waiting for, finally you can show case the lush bass sound of your bodhrán without breaking the bank! Simply clip on and play. Easy to attach, it stays firmly in...


The Gallen Cross Bodhran


Gallen Cross Screen Printed Bodhrán This cross is reproduced from a 10th century carving at Gallen Priory. The cross represents eternal life - its horizontal axis being the earthly world and the vertical axis representing the heavenly world,...