What does a Portuguese guy, born in the Azores, know about playing the bodhran? Put simply, trad music speaks to my soul and heart. It makes me happy and sad! Been playing bodhran for about 20years. Took lessons from Ben Grossman in Toronto, with some private tutoring from Helen McLoughlin, Martin Meehan, and Tommy Hayes in Ireland, a LONG time ago! I played with Ugly Horse for a number of years in Durham Region, and have sat in with Keltic Kudzu, also a long time ago. Am happy to sit in whenever poss. That’s it.