Bodhran Workshop at Folk Music Center


Sunday, April 19, 2009 4:30 – 6:00pm

When I was young my mother gave me a drum

andtold me to beat it.

I’m still not sure what she meant by that,

but I might find out at this weekend’s Bodhrn Workshopat the Folk Music Center in Claremont.

The bodhrn is the heartbeat of Irish music.

This ancient frame drum is traditionally made

with a wooden body and a goat-skin head, and

is played with a double-headed stick called a cipn,tipper, or beater.

The modern Irish word bodhrn

is properly pronouncedbow-rawn,

like “COW brawn,” with a slight emphasis

on the first syllable.

You can bring your own bodhran or borrow one

from the Folk Music Center with valid picture ID.

Workshop cost: $20.00

Word has it that the Chieftains is looking for a new

bodhrn player. Here’s your opening.

Call (909) 624-2928 for information. Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave.,

Claremont, CA 91711.

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  • I am currently looking for a top Bodhran player for a studio project under way.

    Must be absolutely positive about playing with a click track.

    Anybody out there?????????

    Jerry Mc