Hello, from New York. I have recently started on the bodhran and have made some progress. Now, I know the music world does not need another bodhran player, but I started to play it as a means of retarding the progression of Parkinson’s. Guess what? It works. Right hand and limb mobility is better than six months ago— so it seems. And, it is fun. it is uplifting to play in the local session. Highly recommended to my fellow movers & shakers. Now, I have begun tin whistle lessons for the same reason. Far more difficult, but i don’t need to play it at the session. Finally, this looks like a great site. Go raibh mile maith agat.