Adventure Update from Boogie

Boogie plays the bodhran

Boogie bodhran

Hello!
I came back from Ireland and so enjoyed my brief trip there that I wanted to have a go at playing the bodhran.  You pronounce it bowrahn (roughly speaking anyway).  You play it with a beater, that you hold in your hand a bit like the way you hold a pencil.  Then with a really relaxed wrist the beater can hit the skin of the drum with either end.  It's great fun, but I'm not very good at it!  I think the best player has to be a guy called John-Joe Kelly.  Here's a video of him playing, he is totally awesome!  He gets so many different sounds out of the instrument, it sounds just like a full drum kit.  Most players these days try to sound like him.  I'm having a rest now for a few weeks, but I'll be on the road again very soon!
Lots of Cuddles
Boogie

 
 
 
 
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This update was posted by Vx over 9 years ago.

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