McNeela Music Deep Rim Bodhrán - 16" Tunable Bodhran | McNeela Music

16" Red Performance Bodhrán

2,030.00 Grams
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The McNeela 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 plus for 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 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
  • Also available in 15”
  • 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 8-point 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 sustainable 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.


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.

We recommend this excellent bodhrán text tutorial : The Irish Bodhrán 

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.
  • Low cost priority shipping worldwide (Limited Time Only)



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


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