Stephen Chambers Posted May 26, 2006 Share Posted May 26, 2006 Oh I don't know, I feel a need to be kind to Bodhran players. My wife is learning at the moment because she enjoys hitting things...Get her to learn to play the snare drum. Much nicer with English music. Personally I would much prefer the effect of the instrument that was replaced by those two, in both Irish and English traditional music; the humble tambourine (not shaken, but struck with the hand!). Within living memory England and Ireland seem to have shared a common tradition of tambourine playing, best exemplified in old recordings of the playing of Rabbidy Baxter in England, or Seamus Tansey in Ireland, but it seems to be forgotten now. I sometimes wonder if I'm the only person who plays it these days? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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