(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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He is in demand as a bodhran tutor and session percussionist and has appeared on many recordings.
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