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UILLEANN PIPES

   
Definition: type of bellows-blown bagpipe known in Scotland, Ireland and Northern England from 18th century when it was known as Union Pipes. Has a conical chanter which has a two octave range, 3 drones, and 3 keyed chanters known as regulators.
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Vignoles 16inch tuneable Irish Bodhran Professional quality instrument, good quality Irish goat skin. Tool less tuning

Vignoles 16inch tuneable Irish Bodhran


Professional quality instrument, good quality Irish goat skin. Tool less tuning

Item ID: GX16035   Model No: 16 TUNEABLE   
    Product Features
  • Very attractive instrument, beautifully made in Ireland
  • Complete with beater
  • Good quality Irish goat skin head
    Product Specifications
  • Vignoles Bodhrans are internationally renowned for quality and tone. Each drum is handcrafted in Galway by Michael & Paul Vignoles Jr.
  • Made in: Republic of Ireland
  • Model Number: 16 TUNEABLE
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Bodhrán Information


The Bodhran (or more accurately Bodhrán) is the traditional Irish Drum. Made from a round wooden frame, with an animal skin stretched over it. The bodhrán (pronounced bow-rahn) is the heartbeat of Irish traditional music, and is a hugely popular choice with our customers. Capable of surprisingly complicated rhythms, when played well it can really lift the music. You don't need to be able to read music to play; get yourself a Bodhrán and you will soon be able to join in with the music.
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Advice on Choosing Bodhrans


All our Bodhráns are good value for money, and they come with a full guarantee - that’s why we’ve sold many thousands of them! However, all Bodhrán skins should be treated with dubbin or oiled regularly so as to avoid difficulties with changes in the weather. This process also gives a new drum the softer sound most players look for. All Bodhráns come complete with beater.

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Vignoles
Vignoles: Michael Vignoles makes great playing, stout drums in Ireland, with good quality Irish made goat skins in his West of Ireland workshops. He also makes flutes and pipes.   View all Vignoles Bodhrans   View all Vignoles Products