Single Ply Natural Ash Bodhran – 16 Inch


** Add a 16 inch  Shaw Percussion frame Drum Bag to your order to get 10% off the regular price of the bag.

Happy Customer

Shaw Percussion 16 Inch Woodgrain Bodhran customer:

Justin Walker Eastpointe, MI, USA
“I received my drum yesterday afternoon, and it sounds incredible. The difference between my 16” Roosebeck and my new drum is insane. Honestly, I’m having to learn certain things over again because it plays so much better. The Shaw drum has so many tonal characteristics that just weren’t present on the Roosebeck.”

SKU: SP16-Bodhran-Var-1 Category:

Made in Canada, 16 Inch Single-Ply Ash Tunable Bodhran

Our 16-inch in diameter and six-inch deep tuneable bodhran features a natural finish with Celtic-themed ribbon trim. Solid colour ribbon trim is available by request.  The Shaw Percussion bodhrans are constructed of a solid wood steam-bent single-ply ash shell with a specially treated taped goatskin head. Our keyless finger-tuning system allows for quick and easy tuning. Our standard bodhrans are built without a crossbar or arm cut-out to allow freedom of movement for the modern playing style, but these custom options are available upon request.

A Secret Hand-Curing Process for the coveted “played in sound.”

Shaw Percussion uses a unique curing process to create a supple and long-lasting goatskin drumhead for our bodhrans. This gives them that prized played-in sound. Combined with the internal tuning system, our bodhrans will provide outstanding versatility. Watch this video to learn the benefits of our steam-bent shell and head-curing process.

Celtic Drumming for the World Stage and Your Living Room

The Bodhrán or Bodhráin (pronounced bow-ron) is an Irish frame drum with roots that date back to pre-Christian Celtic societies. It is considered a frame drum, one in which the drumhead width is greater than its depth.  When Irish traditional music re-emerged as a world force in the 1960s, the bodhrán became a fixture on stage and has been further popularized by bands such as The Chieftains, Great Big Sea, and Kila.  The bodhran is not limited to one style of music. Modern players like Guido Pluschke and Rolf Wagles are exploring the bodhran’s use in many music styles, including jazz, pop, and rock.

Assembling all the parts to create a high-quality Artisan Bodhran

Our Shaw Percussion bodhrans are hand-made in our Sutton West, Ontario, Canada shop.

Please note that the shell and head colouration for each hand-crafted frame drum are unique. The drum you receive will be similar but not identical to the images shown.

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 41 × 41 × 16 cm
Trim Colour

Red/Grey Celtic Beastie, Black/Gold Bingo Knot, Blue/Gold Bingo Knot, Green/Gold Bingo Knot, Out of Stock

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