I tried looking for this on the Supersearch but it isn't cooperating today so please excuse me if this has come up before (and I'm pretty darn sure it has).
What is the history of the bodhran? Was it traditionally an instrument that called warriors to battle? Used in religious ceremonies? Played at the neighborhood ceilidh? It's my understanding that it has not always been a part of traditional Celtic music like it seems to be now.
Thanks ----------- Kim