The bodhrán is a traditional Irish frame drum made of goat skin stretched over one side of a wooden frame. The drum traditionally is struck with a single wooden stick called a tipper or cipin [kip-een]. One hand is placed on the inside of the drum skin to allow the player to moderate the tones of the drum by stretching the skin through pressure, or by changing the size of the effective vibrating region by muting areas of the skin.

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The Bodhran
Includes history, photographs, playing and building instructions, makers, instructors, techniques, performers, recordings and vendors.
The Bodhran in Irish Music
Includes audio, images and a bodhran tutorial. Also offers playing lessons in County Donegal, Ireland.
Bodhrán
Extensive Wikipedia page on the history, popularity, international use, techniques and general information.
The Bodhrán
Article on the history of the instrument from the Appletree Guide to Irish Traditional Music by Ciaran Carson.
The Bodhrán - An Introduction
Information includes construction materials, tuning, the effects of temperature and how to play.
Bodhrán World
Online shopping, videos, news blog and learning modules.
Bodhrán: its origin, meaning and history
Comprehensive information provided by Comhaltas in English and Gaeilge.
Bodhrán: its origin, meaning and history
Etymology of the instrument's name and historical view of its use.
Bodojo
Bodhrán discussion and learning site, offering a forum and articles.
Bodojo
Facebook group for bodhrán enthusiasts
Yahoo Groups: Bodhran
Bodhran players discussion group.
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