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Bodhran Basics by Steafan Hannigan.

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Key Features

  • Bodhrán Basics by Steáfán Hannigan
  • Comprehensive guide to bodhrán-playing
  • Detailed instructions and examples
  • Various techniques and accompaniments
  • Includes care-and-maintenance section
  • Appeared on 40 albums as a session musician
  • Suitable for beginners and experienced players

“This book is easy to understand and has great content for beginners ”

— Charles M

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Bodhrán Basics by Steáfán Hannigan

This is it! Music maestro, Steáfán Hannigan's one and only bodhrán book will tell you anything and everything worth knowing about the intricacies of traditional bodhrán-playing.

Learn all about the many and varied techniques through the expert and detailed instructions.

In this tutor Steáfán takes nothing for granted - the beginner will be slowly and carefully guided with numerous examples and exercises. Included are sections on the various types of traditional dance music with suggested ways of accompaniment as well as a care-and-maintenance section, a music-help section, a discography and a guide to bodhrán history and manufacture.

Steáfán, a native of Belfast, is an eminent professional musician and teacher, as well as a maker of instruments. He is well-known along the folk circuit in Ireland, Britain and the Continent for playing bodhrán, flute, whistle, bouzouki and uilleann pipes and has appeared on no less than 40 albums as a session musician!


“I can’t recommend this enough for people starting out on the bodhrán” - Paraic McNeela


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