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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”
8-Point Hand-Tuning System
Arm Cut-Out for Playing Comfort
Hand-Selected Goat Skin
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*
Size 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.
Performance 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.
Goatskin 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.
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.
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.
McNeela Music was founded by Paraic McNeela, an Irish musician and enthusiast with a passion for providing high-quality musical instruments and accessories.
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