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The Classic 16" Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhrán Set

2,600.00 Grams

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The Classic 16" Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhrán Set



The perfect bodhrán set for all your playing needs and a great introduction to the world of tuneable bodhráns. This set includes the deep rim 16" tuneable bodhrán featuring 6 tuners, increasing the range available to the player and another playing style to explore.  

The Classic 16" Tuneable Bodhrán Set Includes (while stocks last):

  • 16" Classic Deep-Rim Tuneable 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
  • Hourglass Beater
  • Double Ribbed Beater
  • Whipper Tipper
  • Fiddle Bow Beater
  • Clave


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 Bodhrán

  • 6-point tuning system with Allen key included
  • 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
  • Very responsive with a gorgeous tone
  • Comes with a bodhrán carrier bag plus pocket for beaters
  • Rim Depth approx 5" 

Key Points:

  • Has an unparalleled sound and is an iconic aesthetic within the industry.
  • Features a 6-point Allen-key tuning system - This system allows for flexible tonal control so you can have the perfect sound every time.
  • Comes taped around the edges for a luscious bass tone.
  • Comes with 6 free beaters plus a Clave
  • Comes with Bodhrán Basics Book and CD
  • Comes with the new DrumDiddly Bodhrán Cream  


As you thought, yes the skin is the most important part of the bodhrán. That's why we only use the best of skins. We have 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.

There is a huge difference in sound between a professionally made bodhrán and a badly made one. Hand-cured and hand stretched, properly conditioned and treated (without the use of chemicals) goatskin wins every single time. Carefully removed goatskin is used because you get much more depth of sound from it. The curing of the skin has to be carried out with great care as if it's done incorrectly it can destroy the skin or the sound that comes from it.


Features a 6-point Allen key tuning system for greater playing flexibility in any environment.


All of Paraic’s bodhráns come taped around the edges as standard to ensure that unique McNeela bass sound, part of which has made his drums so popular. This technique has been copied ever since it was first invented as it creates a much deeper tone and sustain. Paraic discovered it by observing drummers who use E-Rings on their drum kits to dampen the tone. In much the same way the taping on the 16" bodhrán extends the harmonic range of the bodhrán and adds complexity to the bass. 

Key Points:

  • 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). 
  • 1 year guarantee (this is very important when considering what Bodhrán to buy).
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), it is 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)

REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

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

From outside Ireland +353 18322432

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