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18" Tuneable Bodhran

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McNeela 18" Tuneable Bodhrán
Are you more of a purist? Prefer to play Irish music like they did back in the day with none of this fancy deep rim bodhrán business but with the modern convenience of tuning points?
This 18” tuneable bodhrán might be just the bodhrán for you, producing a deep resonant bass, that rumbling thunderous sound that stirs the soul, it's the original and still one of the most sought after bodhráns. 

Key Features of the 18” Tuneable Bodhrán 

  • Hand-cured specially selected goatskin
  • T-Bar (removable)
  • Arm cut-out for more playing comfort
  • 6-point tuning system with Allen key (included)
  • Smart black rim beautifully finished
  • Traditional appearance
  • Soft tone perfect for session playing
  • Taped for an extended harmonic range
  • 4.5 inch rim depth
  • Bulbous beater included
  • Carrier Bag with pocket for beaters
  • Now with *BONUS LESSONS* for a limited time only


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!

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

The Bodhrán

The 4.5" handcrafted rim has an added layer of wood to provide extra strength while tuning plus T-bar and arm cut-out allowing for more playing comfort; the T-bar is removable if preferred. Paraic's trademark tuning system, which has evolved enormously in the past fifteen years, provides unbeatable tone control and flexible volume, making it perfect for every situation. With its beautifully finished signature McNeela black frame and the hand cured carefully treated goat skin this is a very attractive bodhrán for sale

Supplied with a beater, a gig-bag plus free lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh!


The skin is the most important part of the Irish 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 them.” Jim Woods talking about our bodhrán goatskin.

For a great bodhrán text tutorial, check out The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán by renowned bodhrán player, Peter Houlahan.

Good to know:

  • 14 day money back Guarantee from the day your bodhrán is delivered.
  • All orders placed before 12.00 (noon GMT) are shipped the same day. 



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)

Not sure which bodhrán is for you? Give Paraic a call and he'll help you choose. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 087-2569672

Outside of Ireland: from Europe: 00353 872569672. from USA: 011 353 872569672

From outside Ireland on landline +353 1 8322432

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