The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72571   Message #1251172
Posted By: GUEST
19-Aug-04 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran Questions
Subject: RE: Bodhran Questions
I personally woouldnt oil the skin at all..its its a trad skin (goat or close proximal anilmal hide) I would simply wet it when its tight and dry ( I like to sprinkly water from my fingers and rub it into hte skin from the back side of the drum), and if its too wet and loose simply warm it unti lthe desired pitch. I've never oiled my drums (I am the owner of many bodhrans..some trad some tuneable. Not knocking those who do, by any means, just saying that its not always needed. I find the oiled skins my slicker, and (for me at least) dont offer the ideal deep and mystic pitch that a great bodhran can make)....SlĂ inte!