16" Emerald Green Performance Bodhrán

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Special Offer

Limited Time Only: 8 Free Bodhrán Lessons!

Buy The 16" Emerald Green Performance Bodhrán today and get free access to Rónán Ó Snodaigh’s master bodhrán course:

  • Learn at your own pace with expert guidance
  • 8 comprehensive lessons including bonus material and videos
  • Master traditional and advanced bodhrán techniques for lively rhythms
  • Get all the details: See video below

Paraic McNeela

16" Emerald Green Performance Bodhrán

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Key Features

  • 8-Point hand-tuning system
  • Emerald green limited edition
  • Removable T-bar
  • Arm cut-out for comfort
  • Hand-selected goat skin
  • Wide tonal range
  • Lush bass sound
  • Improved harmonics
  • Includes free bulbous beater
  • Comes with gig bag
  • Instant access: Bodhrán lessons

We're dedicated to exceptional service and quality. With over 5,000 delighted 5-star reviews, you can trust in our commitment to your musical journey. Your complete satisfaction is our standard.

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We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, which is why we offer a hassle-free 30-day “Try At Home” returns policy.
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McNeela Music Instruments, founded by Paraic McNeela and Irish family owned and operated to this day, is a brand with a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of fellow musicians. Paraic established McNeela Music Instruments over 40 years ago with a dedication to providing exceptional instruments. McNeela Music continues to thrive as a brand driven by the love and appreciation for music.
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We understand that music knows no boundaries. That's why we offer Priority Shipping to the US, UK, Europe and Rest of World at a reduced rate, to bring our exceptional musical instruments and accessories to musicians around the globe. No matter where you are, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping with us and having your chosen items carefully delivered to your doorstep.
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At McNeela Music, our commitment to our customers goes far beyond the initial purchase. We believe in providing world-class after-sales service to ensure that your experience with our musical instruments is nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you choose McNeela Music, you become part of our musical community, and we are dedicated to supporting you at every step of the way. Got a Question? Ask it here and we’ll respond very quickly!

Special Offer

Special Offer

Limited Time Only: 8 Free Bodhrán Lessons!

Buy The 16" Emerald Green Performance Bodhrán today and get free access to Rónán Ó Snodaigh’s master bodhrán course:

  • Learn at your own pace with expert guidance
  • 8 comprehensive lessons including bonus material and videos
  • Master traditional and advanced bodhrán techniques for lively rhythms
  • Get all the details: See video below

Product Description


McNeela Limited Edition 16" Deep-Rim Performance Bodhrán 

Always innovating, always improving and most importantly always putting the musician first - this is what drives me. The McNeela 16” Performance Bodhrán features an 8-point hand tuning system and impeccable eye-catching finish. My Limited Edition version is finished in stunning Emerald Green plus for a limited time only when you purchase any McNeela Performance Bodhrán you will receive 8 free bodhrán lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh!

Key Features of the McNeela Limited Edition 16” Deep Rim Performance Bodhrán

  • Rim Depth 5”
  • Diameter 16”
  • 8-Point Hand-Tuning System
  • T-Bar (removable)
  • Arm Cut-Out for Playing Comfort
  • Hand-Selected Goat Skin
  • Highly Responsive
  • Wide Tonal Range
  • Lush Bass Sound
  • Taped for Improved Harmonics
  • Includes Bulbous Beater
  • Comes with Gig Bag w/pocket for Beaters
  • BONUS Online Bodhrán Lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

*Comes with Free Gig Bag, Bulbous Beater & Beginner Lessons*

The 16” bodhrán is our best selling size. 16 inches is a great all-rounder size suiting both petite players and larger players without compromising on the McNeela signature lush bass sound. The 5 inch rim depth produces a deep bass tone with great volume potential.

Adjust tuning with lightning speed to respond to performance requirements for when you need your bodhrán to match pitch, volume and tone. With the wide spread of tonal options available you can offer a subtle accompaniment in quieter session spaces and a full resonating bass in concert settings.

Hand Tuning System
Our hand tuning system means you can adjust your bodhrán without interrupting your performance; the tuners are easy to grip and super fast to tune. Environmental conditions can be conquered with a quick turn of the hand so you can play all night without worrying about humidity or temperature.

Each goatskin is hand-selected for quality, responsiveness and sustain. This is a natural product and each skin will be unique to your bodhrán, waiting for you to explore its myriad properties. We recommend treating your skin with DrumDiddly bodhrán conditioning cream to keep it in optimum condition.

Limited Edition Green
This Limited Edition 16” Performance Bodhrán is finished in a rich emerald green with an attractive matt sheen beautifully accented by the solid brass fittings.


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!

Review of the McNeela 16” Deep Rim Performance Bodhrán

I am delighted with this bodhrán review from Jim Woods when I was first testing the New Performance Bodhrán range, I'd personally say Jim is one of the best bodhrán players in the world, so for him to send me this video really made my day. Check out the video below and listen to that beat!

The Performance is something I am very proud of. I believe I have created a knockout and I am thrilled at the reviews I have received so far. When handcrafting new bodhráns I always think of the player's needs and wants, my main focus is to create a bodhrán which is easy and enjoyable to play and tune, and it must produce an outstanding sound. I am satisfied and delighted that the Performance provides this.


Customer Reviews for McNeela 16” Performance Bodhráns

"Just received my 16" Performance Bodhran. It's a beauty! It is also the nicest sounding bodhran I've played. Beautiful tone and depth." Michael V.


"I just received my 16 inch Performance model and it is outstanding in design, construction and tone." Sean D.


We recommend this excellent bodhrán text tutorial : The Irish Bodhrán https://mcneelamusic.com/the-irish-bodhran-drum/ 

Good to Know:

  • Money Back Guarantee (just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán, no questions asked). 
  • 1 year guarantee
  • Comes with a free gig bag and tipper.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), it's shipped the same business day.
  • Please refer to our Shipping & Returns policy for more details

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)

If you have any questions or you're not sure which bodhrán is for you, I'll be delighted to help. You can contact me here: Contact Us


Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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