16" Deep Rim Tunable Bodhran
- 2,500.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
This 16" Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhrán is one of the most popular bodhrán among our professional customers. The deep, 16" wide rim produces a remarkable tone and the tuning system allows for greater tonal control allowing you to adapt the instrument to its surroundings.
Key Features of The McNeela 16'' Deep-Rim Tuneable Bodhrán
- 6-point tuning system with Allen key included
- T-Bar and arm cut out for extra playing comfort (T-bar is removable if preferred)
- Carefully selected and treated goatskin
- Taped to extend the harmonic range
- Very responsive with a gorgeous tone
- Comes with a bodhrán carrier bag plus pocket for beaters
- Rim Depth approx 5"
- *BONUS LESSONS*
BONUS BODHRÁN LESSONS WITH RÓNÁN Ó SNODAIGH
For a very limited time only, with every purchase of any of my tuneable bodhráns you will receive eight lessons, YES eight lessons, with Rónán Ó Snodaigh, one of the greatest bodhrán players ever.
These online lessons will cover everything from basic traditional Irish dance beat timing, traditional Irish music session performance, alternative beats, how to get the most out of your bodhrán skin, how to tune your bodhrán and everything else you need to get started on your bodhrán learning journey.
With Rónán’s magical way of teaching I guarantee you will fall completely and utterly in love with bodhrán playing.
These free online bodhrán lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying traditional Irish music sessions with gusto in no time!
Your new deep rim tuneable bodhrán is made by Paraic McNeela, the Bodhrán Maker, with patience, passion, and precision so when you play it you'll hear that inimitable deep, mellow, resonating bass tone only achieved from a high quality crafted drum. Year after year, since 1979, Paraic has worked to improve this bodhrán, from the tone and the construction to the design and aesthetic, to create a professional bodhrán for today's discerning player. Being able to tune a bodhrán is a huge advantage for any serious player as the weather and humidity on this planet is unpredictable and natural goat skin reacts to humidity. Tuning will mean your bodhrán is not too high pitched or too soft when you play in a session. This bodhrán has a T-bar and arm cut out for even more playing comfort. The T-bar is removable if preferred.
The 16" Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhrán comes with a free Bodhrán Gig Bag, perfect for carrying your bodhrán to sessions and gigs and Allen key, and is taped around the edges for a lower richer tone.
Obviously, you've guessed it, the skin is the most important part. We've done blind tests here, and the results are staggering. Even non-bodhrán players can tell the difference a mile away. It's that obvious. There is a huge difference in sound between a properly made bodhrán and a badly made one. Hand-cured and stretched, properly conditioned and treated (without the use of chemicals) goatskin wins every single time. The curing of the skin has to be carried out with great care as done incorrectly it can destroy the skin. We use goatskin because of its sustain, meaning the beat carries on; it's a sound with heart.
All of Paraic’s bodhráns come with taped skin to help achieve that distinctive bass sound. Inspired by drummers using E-rings on their drum kits to dampen the tone, Paraic found that taping the outer rim of the skin lowered the tone of the bodhrán and extended its harmonic range. In other words, it helps the bodhrán sound more like a musical instrument and ensures you'll always be welcome at a session!
If you’re starting out with the bodhrán we recommend this great text tutor by esteemed bodhrán player, Peter Houlahan The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán
And if you really want to treat yourself or the bodhrán lover in your life, check out our brand new premium McNeela Bodhrán Gig Bag. Available in two very smart colourways, get them now while they’re still at a special introductory price.
- 14 day Money Back Guarantee from the day you receive the item.
- 1 Year Guarantee
- If purchased before 12 noon it is shipped the same day
- 100% Refundable including Shipping (For any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhran)
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES:
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 be happy to advise. Mon - Fri 9am-5pm 087-2569 672
From outside Ireland +353 18322432
60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - If you are not entirely satisfied with your bodhrán, you can return it and I will refund the full cost including PP.