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The Ultimate 16" Performance Bodhrán Set

€395 €316
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The Ultimate 16" Performance Bodhrán Set

Limited Stock Availability!

The perfect bodhrán set for all your playing needs for the complete beginner player to performance level and studio recording. This set includes the deep rim 16" hand tuneable Performance bodhrán featuring an 8-point hand tuning system, increasing the tonal range available and giving you the next step up on your bodhrán playing journey AND, for a limited time only, I am delighted to offer you 8 free bodhrán lessons with Rónán Ó Snodaigh.

The Ultimate 16" Performance Bodhrán Set Includes (while stocks last):

  • 16" Deep-Rim Performance Bodhrán
  • Lightweight carrier bag w/pocket for beaters
  • DrumDiddly bodhrán skin conditioning cream
  • Bodhrán Basics book & CD by Steáfán Hannigan
  • Pencil Tipper
  • Retractable Nylon Brush beater
  • Ribbed Beater
  • Double Ribbed Beater
  • Whipper Tipper
  • The Brush 1 Beater
  • Clave - Only Pink Claves in Stock

NB. From time to time we may need to replace a beater with another beater of equal or greater value


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 sets with gusto in no time!

About the McNeela Performance Bodhrán

  • 8-point hand tuning system
  • T-Bar and arm cut out for extra playing comfort (T-bar is removable if preferred)
  • Carefully selected and treated goatskin
  • Taped to extend the harmonic range
  • Superb attack
  • Very responsive with a gorgeous tone
  • Comes with a bodhrán carrier bag plus pocket for beaters
  • Rim Depth approx 5"

Why Choose a Tuneable Bodhrán?

As you play the bodhrán, the goatskin temperature will rise, resulting in increased tension in the skin and consequently a tighter higher pitched sound. When the bodhrán is exposed to colder temperatures the skin loosens and can become unplayable. A tuning system allows you to adjust the tension of the skin without interrupting the flow of play. Essential for performance level and session playing.

Bodhrán Skins:

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. Each skin is unique to your bodhrán and any imperfections or differences in thickness are normal and are a great way to allow you to vary tone and pitch when playing.

 Whatever way Paraic cures them and treats them, I can get everything I want out of them. There’s a lovely sound to them.Jim Woods


All of Paraic’s bodhráns come with taped skin to help achieve that gorgeous McNeela bass sound. Inspired by drummers using E-rings on their drum kits to dampen the tone, Paraic found that taping the outer rim of the skin lowered the tone of the bodhrán and extended its harmonic range. Taping your bodhrán helps bring about a more harmonic overtone-to-basic tone relation and consequently a more melodic quality to the sound produced. In other words, it helps the bodhrán sound more like a musical instrument and ensures you'll always be welcome at a session!

Bodhrán Basics Book & CD by Steáfán Hannigan - "The most comprehensive package of traditional music tuition ever"  

Music maestro, Steáfán Hannigan's one and only bodhrán book will tell you anything and everything worth knowing about the intricacies of traditional bodhrán-playingLearn all about the many and varied techniques through the expert and detailed instructions.

A Demo CD with all the musical examples and tunes is also included.

Good to Know:

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the bodhrán.
  • 100% refundable including shipping (for any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán set). 
  • 1 year guarantee (this is very important when considering who to buy your bodhrán from).
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), it's shipped the same business day.
  • Low Cost Priority Shipping - Anywhere In The World. 

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)

Not sure which bodhrán is for you? Give me a call and I'll help you choose! Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 087-2569672

From outside Ireland +353 18322432

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