Bodhrán In Trio @ Fleadh?

Bodhrán In Trio @ Fleadh?

I dont know If This is against Fleadh Rules but is it allowed to have a bodhran in a trio in the trio competition at the fleadh?

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I think so, because it states in the rules that all three players in a trio must be playing the melody at all times (i.e. no harmonies or accompaniment). Bodhran certainly doesn’t fall under the category of a melody instrument.

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Sorry, to clarify, that would be I think so, it would be against the rules.

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No it would not be allowed.

All instruments must play the melodies chosen.

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Only ever seen melody instruments.

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But why ask us ? - we could be wrong. I suggest you clarify it with Comhaltas. The rules may be available from their website.

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The bodhran IS a melody instrument!

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Comhaltas rules definitely say all instruments must be playing the melody for trios and duets. A couple of young lads I know, (button accordion and guitar) sadly got disqualified from the duets because the guitarist was backing, rather than playing the melody.

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The more guitars that are disqualified the better!

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Hope…not allowed..

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Unfortunately you can’t use a drum, and I’m seen people disqualified for doing so as well.

It’s also good to have a variety of 3 instruments (flute, fiddle, something else..). Hope that helps!

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no bodhrán is aloud in a trio because all instruments must play the melody

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‘no bodhrán is aloud in a trio’.

But, Máirtín, they all are!🙂

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"The bodhran IS a melody instrument!"
Please tell me you were messing!🙂