Made in Canada 16 Inch Tunable Bodhran
Our 16-inch in diameter and six-inch deep tuneable bodhran features a natural wood grain finish with a choice of Celtic-themed ribbon trim. Solid colour ribbon trim is available by request. The Shaw Percussion bodhrans are constructed of a solid wood steam bent ash shell with a specially treated taped goatskin head. Our keyless finger tuning system allows for quick and easy tuning. No tools are required. 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.”
At Shaw Percussion, we use a special curing process to create a supple and long-lasting goatskin drumhead for our bodhrans. This gives them that prized played-in sound. In combination with the internal tuning system, our bodhrans will give you great versatility. Watch this video to hear 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.
Note that the wood grain pattern and head colouration for each frame drum is unique. The drum you receive will be similar but not identical to the images shown.