Ashwood Bodhran - 16 inch Bodhrans | McNeela Music

16" Ashwood Tunable Bodhrán [NEW]

2,501.00 Grams
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logo-for-products.jpg16" Ashwood Tunable Bodhrán

This beautiful ashwood bodhrán boasts a stunning natural finish and produces a rich, warm tone. Featuring a six point allen key tuning system, removable T-bar, and rim cutout this bodhrán is designed with ease of play in mind.

The sustainably sourced goatskin has been hand selected and is specially cured and treated to produce our signature lush bass sound. This is a bodhrán that will allow any player to reach their full potential.

Key Features of the 16" Ashwood Tunable Bodhrán: 

  • Stunning ash wood rim
  • 16" diameter
  • 4.5" rim depth
  • 6 point tuning system with Allen key (included)
  • Premium goat skin, sustainably sourced
  • Removal T-bar for optimal support and ease of movement
  • Rim cutout for maximum playing comfort

Bonus Features:

  • Taped edges for superior tone and extended harmonic range.
  • Comes with a free hardwood bulbous beater and lightweight gig bag.
  • Free bodhrán beater
  • Free bonus lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

Crafted from the highest quality sustainable ash wood, this bodhrán offers superb resonance and depth of tone, as well as a rich bass sound. The quality hand-selected goatskin ensures a warm, vibrant tone. The 16" Ashwood Tuneable Bodhrán is perfect for any level of player, especially those at the beginner to intermediate stage.

Free Online Bodhrán Lesson with Rónán Ó Snodaigh

For a limited time only, with every purchase of the 16Ashwood Tuneable Bodhrán, you will receive eight free lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh. Rónán is one of the greatest Irish bodhrán players in the world. You might recognise him as the driving force behind Irish supergroup Kíla.

These online lessons cover everything from basics, to traditional Irish music session performance and alternative beats. Rónán will show you how to get the most out of your bodhrán, how to tune your bodhrán and everything else you need to get started on your musical journey.

These free online bodhrán lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying your first traditional Irish music session in no time!

Need advice? Check out our bodhrán makers guide to buying a bodhrán.


This stunning bodhrán comes in our best selling size. 16 inches is a great all rounder size that suits every stature of player, without compromising on tone. The 16" Ashwood Tunable Bodhrán offers a wide tonal range, which gives you a great variety of sounds to work with.

This isn't your average bodhrán. It produces our characteristic rich, deep tone yet also retains a softness and warmth that means it won't dominate in a group musical setting. Taped around the edges for clarity of tone, this is the perfect non-intrusive instrument for playing in Irish music sessions.

Tuning System

This bodhrán features McNeela's trademark tuning system. This six point allen key tuning system allows both bodhrán and player to reach their full potential and offers unbeatable tone control, making the 16" Ashwood Tunable Bodhrán the perfect bodhrán to play in any and every situation.

Smart Finish

paraic-bodhran.jpgWith its beautifully finished ash wood frame, and carefully treated goat skin, this is a bodhrán made for life, that looks as good as it sounds. It's guaranteed to turn heads at any session.

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. 

Good to Know:

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)

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