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— Tonya Q

16" Tuneable Bodhrán with carry bag

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16" Tuneable Bodhrán with carry bag
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Key Features

  • Deep, Rich, Yet Soft Tone
  • T-Bar and Arm Cut-Out for Comfort
  • McNeela's 6-Point Tuning System
  • Premium, Sustainable Goat Skin
  • 4.5 Inch Rim Depth
  • Edge Taping for Extended Harmonics
  • Hardwood Bulbous Beater
  • Lightweight Gig Bag
  • Bonus Lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

“Fantastic bodhran! I am a complete beginner but playing my new bodhran has been an absolute pleasure. ”

— Tonya Q

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Product Description


16" Tuneable Bodhrán with Carrier Bag

Paraic McNeela has been making professional Irish bodhráns for nearly 40 years, it's not a hobby for him, it's a passion. If you're looking to buy a bodhrán you've came to the right place! Paraic has developed this beautiful 16" Tuneable Bodhrán, to produce a rich, deep tone. 

Key Features of the 16" Tuneable Bodhrán: 

  • Produces a deep, rich yet soft tone. 
  • Has a t-bar and arm cut-out for even more playing comfort.
  • Features McNeela's 6-point trademark tuning system with Allen key (included).
  • Premium goat skin, sustainably sourced. 
  • 4.5" Rim depth.
  • Taped around the edges for a extended harmonic range.
  • Comes with a free hardwood bulbous beater and lightweight gig bag.


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

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

The Bodhrán

This isn't your average 16" tuneable bodhrán, it produces a rich, deep tone and is non-intrusive when playing in sessions and really helps bring any session together. This bodhran is perfect for a professional or beginner bodhran player as it caters to every need.  

It has a handcrafted four and a half inch rim. The rim has an added layer of wood which provides extra strength, especially while tuning. As it has a t-bar and a cut-out, it's more comfortable to play than others. The t-bar is also removable if preferred. 

Tuning System

This bodhrán features McNeela's trademark tuning system, this system allows the bodhrán reach its full potential and helps produce an unbeatable tone control and flexible volume, making it the perfect bodhrán to play in any and every situation. 

Smart Finish

With its beautifully finished signature black frame and carefully treated goat skin, this is a bodhrán made for life. It also comes taped around the edges as standard for a deeper, richer tone. 

Comes with a free hardwood bulbous beater and gig bag plus online lessons with Paraic!  

Goat Skin: 

The skin is the most important part of the 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 [McNeela goatskin].” Jim Woods 

For a great bodhrán text and CD tutorial, check out Steáfán Hannigan’s tremendous Bodhrán Basics 

 Key Points: 

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the bodhrán. 
  • 1 year guarantee (this is very important when considering what bodhrán to buy).
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), it is shipped the same business day.
  • 100% refundable including shipping (For any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán). 


IRELAND (Next Day)

UK (5 - 7 days)

EUROPE (7 days)

USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)

REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)



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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