(bō′rän′, bou′-)
A handheld goatskin drum used in traditional Irish music and often played with a stick.

[Irish Gaelic bodhrán, from Middle Irish bodrán, from Old Irish, from bodar, deaf, deafening.]


(baʊˈrɑːn; ˈboːrɑːn)
a shallow one-sided drum popular in Irish and Scottish folk music
[Irish Gaelic]
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Participants in this year's festival will be able to join in the magical candlelit Procession of Light and take part in the World Record Attempt for the Biggest Bodhran Session amongst other activities.
The last, a foot stomping jig with Mary on bodhran, was an apt ending.
The O'Darnits are fiddler Jenny "O'Sordyl," Roy "O'Simpson" on bodhran and Steven McVay "O'Shamus" on guitar and fiddle.
The band features a guitar and bodhran plus a fan playing the spoons and another tapping two bottles of Buckfast together.
The ensemble included flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, percussionist Navin Sharma on dholak, Charlie McKerron and Patsy Reid on fiddle, Tony Byrnes on guitar, John Joe Kelly on bodhran -- the Irish frame drum, Jean Michel Veillon on flute and Fraser Fifield on flute and Irish bagpipe.
Although known primarily as a singer, May also plays the bodhran, guitar, bass guitar and tambourine.
Whether singing unaccompanied or with six and 12 string guitar, bodhran and Appalachian dulcimer, Geoff 's guest appearances are like spending a raucous evening with an old friend.
The band consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle), Sharon (violin, vocals), Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhran, vocals), and Jim (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals).
leather-clad halfnaked bodhran drummers with tattoos.
The horse is owned by the ten-strong Bodhran Maker s Syndicate, mostly based around Tralee, and according to syndicate spokesman Tom O'Sullivan the Ascot Stakes next month is a possibility.
Dave Buckley plays mandolin, Neil Kimber and Gareth Scott guitar, Joe Stead plays banjo and bandolin and bass singer John Bromley plays guitar, low D whistle, penny whistle and bodhran.
Matt Molloy provides flute and tin whistle while Sean Keanev plays fiddle and Kevin Conneff supplies vocals and bodhran.