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BODHRAN WORKSHOP

The Bodhran (pronounced bow-ron), is one of only three indigenous musical instruments to Ireland (the others being the harp and Uillean pipes) and still largely crafted by hand (if you want a good one).

In this fascinating workshop you will get an insight into how they are made and learn the rhythms of traditional Irish music along with a history of how this simple drum went from keeping cadence for pipers and warriors as a Celtic war drum to the as the subtle accompaniment of traditional Irish music.

You will learn the difference between Jigs and Reels, and discover what a hornpipe, polka and slip-jig are. Learn how to affect the tone, and different uses of a beater, of which there are many

Unlike its big brother Irish Beats, the bodhran workshop concentrates solely on Ireland’s native drum, paying homage to its musical range and simplicity.

 

VENUE

  • This event can be organised in almost any private room (where a small amount of noise is ok). Hotels Pub function rooms, corporate venues to name but a few.

 

DURATION

  • 1 hour (can be tailored to be shorter to suit your schedule)

 

EXTRAS & ADD ONS

  • Souvenir Bodhran and CD

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • Group activities
  • Team building activity
  • Irish culture learning groups
  • Group tours & Incentive travel

 

 

 

 

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