Need advice on dry bodhran drum
Hello. I purchased a nice quality bodhran in Ireland in March, and brought it home with me to New Mexico, USA. I expected some tightening and drying, but it has tightened quite a bit and I’m concerned that because the drum was made in a highly humid location (60-90%) that it could end up damaged here (10% humidity). So far, it sounds very pingy and I can spray water on it to tune the sound. However, it still dries out quickly when I play it. I will store it with a humidifier to keep it at a higher humidity. What I’m wondering is, is there any type of oil I can apply to the goatskin to keep it loose, or should I only apply water? Should I consider having the drum disassembled and re-stretched for this climate? If so, who could do this type of repair?