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Bodhrans

Authentic Bodhrans from Waltons, available at Drum Central. We offer great value and fast delivery.

Bodhrans are traditional Celtic drums. Sometimes known as frame drums, you’ll find different pronunciations for the Bodhran from just about every area of Ireland and Scotland. Popular at folk sessions as an easily portable percussion option that sits well under fiddles, acoustic guitars and other folk instruments. Traditionally they are played with double ended beaters called tippers with the hand holding the drum being used to apply different levels of muting and tension to the head.

Beginner Bodhrans are simple drums with ready tensioned skins. More expensive Bodhrans are tuneable and give a more consistent tone.

Waltons offer a great starter Bodhran that includes everything you need to start learning this traditional instrument. The box comes with a tipper (double ended beater), a book, and a DVD that will take you through the basics of playing.

Bodhrans are popular with guitar players as the motion of striking them is very similar to that of strumming a guitar so the skills are largely transferrable. The triplet technique using the back of the stick is a little harder to master but very satisfying once you get it to flow.

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  • Walton 18″ Plain Bodhran Set Inc Bag and DVD Tutor

    Ideal starter bundle for aspiring bodhran players. Goatskin head with cross bar frame. Comes in an attractive box making a great package. Includes: 18 inch bodhran (black) Carry bag DVD ...
    £68.99 Estimated delivery by 01/12/2020
  • Waltons 15″ Bodhran Player’s Pack

    Waltons 15" Bodhran Player's Pack Dark brown finish. Bodhran pack with cover, beater and tutor DVD. Single strut. Made in China. Product Features Pack with cover, beater and tutor DVD Sing...
    £64.99
  • Waltons 12″ Bodhran, Celtic Animals

    Waltons 12" Bodhran, Celtic Animals Small bodhran with patterned skin, DVD tutor and colourful gift box. Made in Republic of Ireland Product Features Single strut Goat skin head with celti...
    £39.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons 15″ Tuneable Bodhran, Mahogany

    Waltons 15" Tuneable Bodhran, Mahogany  Mahogany finish. 5" deep frame. Handcrafted ultra durable 5x overlayered frame. Product Features An elegant and easy to use tooless tuning system T...
    £199.00 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons 12″ Bodhran, Gaelic Cross

    Waltons 12" Bodhran, Gaelic Cross  Small bodhran with patterned skin, includes DVD tutor and colourful gift box. Product Features Single strut Goat skin head with celtic design Produc...
    £39.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons 18″ Bodhran

    Waltons 18" Bodhran Product Features Pack with cover, beater and tutor DVD Single strut Goat skin head Product Specifications Superb quality with heavy duty laminated shells, deliv...
    £75.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons 18″ Bodhran Celtic Cross

    Waltons 18" Bodhran Celtic Cross Product Features Pack with cover, beater and tutor DVD Single strut Goat skin head with celtic design Product Specifications Superb quality with h...
    £75.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons 18″ Bodhran Skellig Design

    Waltons 18" Bodhran Skellig Design Product Features Pack with cover, beater and tutor DVD Single strut Goat skin head with celtic design Product Specifications Superb quality with ...
    £75.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons Pro 16″ Bodhran, Oak

    Waltons Pro 16" Bodhran, Oak 12cm Deep. Rounded edges with an arm cut out. Made in China. Product Features Strong 10mm bevelled frame made from aged Oak Single carved strut Heavy goat s...
    £93.99 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020
  • Waltons Pro 16″ Bodhran, Tuneable 

    Waltons Pro 16" Bodhran, Tuneable  Black finish. 12.5cm Deep. Rounded edges with an arm cut out. Product Features Internal tuning rim with six ultra reliable tuning mechanism Strong 12mm ...
    £139.00 Estimated delivery by 07/12/2020