Would A Bodhran Player Be Mad If…
I was sitting in my living room playing the auld goat skin when I started thinking about my upcoming trip to Nova Scotia. As I was playing, I thought of last year when I went to a lovley session in Winnipeg. There was a nice fellow there who was teaching people how to play the bodhran. And I thought it would be neat if I met someone in Nova Scotia with a bodhran or a fiddle and I could play it.
Well, I said all that to say this.
When I play the bodhran, I am one of those, possibly off breeds of bodhran players, who like to hit the stick on the wood of the drum while playing. I like to start jigs off with a
*Boom Boom Hit Boom Boom Boom Boom Hit Boom Boom Boom Boom Hit Boom Boom Boom Ba Boom Hit"
Now, if some nice fellow up Nova Scotia way offered to let me play his goat skin, would it be in bad taste for me to hit the wood? I know this is stupid, but I think its an interesting question.
Would a bodhran player be mad if you were the type who hit the stick to the wood while play? I don’t think it does any harm to the wood, or is it just better to "knock on your own drum" at home? Hhaha, just thought this questions was interesting.