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buddhuu Do folk people like the Bodhran? (115* d) RE: Do folk people like the Bodhran? 18 Apr 10

If you're going to play bodhran you're going to have to put up with the same relentless stream of old, unimaginitive bodhran "jokes" from clueless wankers that the rest of us have had to put up with for years.

Many years ago, the legendary piper Seamus Ennis quipped that the best way to play a bodhran was with a penknife. As Ennis was a towering figure in trad music, it obviously became fashionable to affect dislike for the instrument. Many of those who slag it off don't even know why they are not supposed to like it. LOL.

The comments about people who don't bother learning to play properly before inflicting their efforts on people are fair enough, and often justified. There is, however, nothing wrong with the bodhran itself.

If you want to learn it go ahead, but please learn it.

Tell the piss-takers to feck off. Half of them are crap on their instruments too.

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