Playing the Irish Bodhran


Sorry, this class is suspended until next term.

TERM 3, 2024

INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Kacalanos (bio)
DAY/TIME: Tue – 12:30pmIn-person

The bodhran is a frame drum from Ireland. In this class, we’ll learn how to produce different tones from a bodhran. We’ll also learn how to use the beater to vary the tone quality, and how to use your inner hand to adjust the pitch of the drum.

We will discuss how to stay at the right volume to play with Irish session instruments, to use the tones in different rhythms, and to use those rhythms to accompany tunes.

Whether you are new the the bodhran or want to polish your skills, this class is for you!

This class meets in person.