CeolCairdeas’s seven hundred and ninety comments

  • Re: Non-tuneable Bodhran…

    Michael Gill: and what would a bodhran hater know about tuning a bodhran? Tune it with a pen knife? I tune my Brenden White double skin Bodhran with the same tuner that I use with my Bouzouki and mandolins. more…

  • Re: All ITM - all the time?

    I play American traditional music and Scottish traditional music as well as Irish traditional music. I find that switching around keeps you fresher than playing any one style of music all of the time, even if they are closely related. more…

  • Re: Lissofin Bodhrans

    I like the Lissofin design of having the tuning system inside the rim. They also have kits for finishing off a bodhran shell and selecting the skin you like. As a weekend warrior carpenter of many years, I really like the idea of having kits. I hope th... more…

  • Re: Lissofin Bodhrans

    I had an e-mail conversation with Frank Torpey, the excellent bodhran player with Nomos. He highly recommended Lissofin bodhrans, and played one to make his CD Rom Bodhran Tutorial for MadForTrad. I have also heard from people wanting to buy a Seamus O'... more…

  • Re: Young beginner tin whistle player

    MadForTrad has a Tin Whistle CD ROM tutorial you can use with your computer. more…

  • Re: Beginning bodhran recommendations

    Do you want to start with a beginner bodhran to see if that is what you want to do, or do you want to start with a middle level or high end bodrhan and accessories? Many people start off thinking they want to do bodhran, but don't stay with the craft. I... more…

  • Re: Your take on Celtic rhythm styles?

    My favorite bodhran player for many years has been Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh, and I don't think he follows rules. That is what has been so fascinating listening to him as far back as the early 1970's. more…

  • Re: ideas for former irish instruments

    Pizza Box variety bodhrans make decent Frizbees. You can try to get "perfect pitch" : you toss it into the dumpster without hitting the sides. ( I play bodhran so don't take this too seriously) more…

  • Re: Do you sometimes wish you didn’t play an instrument?

    The other day, I was watching a sunset in the west and a moon rise in the east and decided to stop driving, pull over, get my instruments out. I decided to get my instruments out and play some music. I was about 600 feet above a river in the Sierra Moun... more…

  • Re: BODRHAN ACCEPTANCE

    Where is Bodhran Bliss? Odd to see the bodhran topic being discussed yet again without Bliss contributing his opinion. The topic does feel like a marathon, and it is more fun to play a bodhran than talk about it. In the right hands, it adds alot to the... more…