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Tony Gibbons

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Re: What's the way to do it?
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2009, 06:33:30 PM »

"As for bodhran "players" - here we go again . . .  just substitute "bodhran" for "banjo" and you get the idea . . . "

I have to grin.....our rhythm/bohdran player (and long standing friend) also plays Tenor Banjo, but he cannot play the MELODEON!!!!!

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Re: What's the way to do it?
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2009, 07:32:20 PM »

I think that the bodran is a fantastic instrument when played well, but sadly like the saxophone and a number of others it sounds terrible if a relative n00b attempts to play it in public.

I agree: one good bodhran player can enliven a session. The problems come when there's more than one of them or when the player is a 'naooba' (not an ounce of bloody ability!)
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