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  • Bodhran Tuning System
  • This CD is recommended to go with this product: Tommy Hayes Bodhran Bones & Spoons CD 
* Please note this CD isn't included
  • Comes with a free Bodhran Canvas Bag which is a light carrier bag, perfect for carrying your bodhran to sessions and gigs

16" Deep Rim Bodhran

$304 $252
(You save $52)
2,500.00 Grams
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

This is by far the most popular bodhran among our professional customers. The 6" deep, 16" wide rim produces a remarkable tone and the tuning system allows for greater tonal control. It allows you to adapt the instrument to its surroundings.

Your new deep rim tuneable bodhran is made by Paraic McNeela, the Bodhran Maker, with patience, passion, and precision so when you play it you hear that deep bass mellow resonating tone only achieved from a high quality crafted drum. Year after year since 1979 Paraic has worked to improve this bodhran, from the tone, the construction and the design to create a professional bodhran for today's discerning player. Being able to tune a bodhran is a huge advantage for any serious player as the weather and humidity on this planet is unpredictable and natural goat skin reacts to humidity. Tuning will mean your bodhran is not too high pitched or too soft when you play in a session. This bodhran has a T-bar and arm cut out for even more playing comfort. The T-bar is removable if preferred. 

The Performance Bodhran comes with a free Bodhran Canvas Bag which is a light carrier bag, perfect for carrying your bodhran to sessions and gigs, free bulbus tipper, allen key and is taped around the edges for a deeper effect. 


Obviously, you've guessed it, the skin is the most important part. We've done blind tests here, and the results are staggering. Even non bodhran players can tell the difference a mile away. It's that obvious. There is a huge difference in sound between a properly made bodhran 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 done incorrectly can destroy the skin.


This trademark tuning system allows for flexible tonal control so you can have the perfect tone every time. The system consists of 6 alloy tuners and 1.25" M4 socket cap screws. This system has proved so popular that it has been copied by Bodhran Makers the world over.


All of Paraic’s bodhrans come taped to insure that unique McNeela bass sound, part of which has made his drums so popular. Paraic discovered it by observing drummers who use E-Rings on their drum kits to dampen the tone. In the same way the taping lowers the tone thereby extending the harmonic range of the bodhran. This technique has been copied ever since it was first invented as it creates a much deeper tone and sustain.

This CD is recommended to go with this product: Tommy Hayes Bodhran Bones & Spoons CD http://www.mcneelamusic.com/tommy-hayes-bodhran-bones-spoons-cd/


Key Points:

  • 14 day Money Back Guarantee from the day you receive the item.
  • 1 Year Guarantee
  • If purchased before 12 noon it is shipped the same day
  • FREE Returns (For any reason up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhran)


USA & CANADA (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (3 - 4 days)
UK (2 days)
IRELAND (Next Day)
Everywhere Else (5 - 7 days)


Not sure what bodhran is for you? Give Paraic a call and he'll be happy to advise. Mon-Fri9am-5pm087-2569 672

From outside Ireland+353 18322432

60 DAY MONEY BACKGUARANTEE - If you are not entirely satisfied with your bodhran, you can return it and I will refund the full cost including PP.

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