The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72571   Message #1251110
Posted By: Irish sergeant
19-Aug-04 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran Questions
Subject: Bodhran Questions
I just bought a bodhran (huzzah for me) and had a couple of questions. There are two sticks included one that is turned like a stairwell newell post with ball like ends an done that looks like a doweell rod. I assume the former is tha traditional stick what is the latter for? How often do you oil the head? Also, I have seen pictures of bodhran with painted heads. Does this affect the sound and what paint would you use if you were going to paint the head? I hate to sound stupid but I'm new to the bodhran. Thanks in advance, Neil (your friendly neighborhood Irish sergeant and neophyte bodhran player.)