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Thread #27966   Message #348172
Posted By: MartinRyan
29-Nov-00 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: Bodhran history
Subject: RE: Help: Bodhran history
Ole Bull

Sounds possible, alright. It might even tie in with the Wren association, since the latter involved disguise/costume - and frequently blackface.

So far then, we have the word itself definitely back to the end of 19C. and the drum to early 19 c. Doesn't mean, of course, that the trail started there - just that anything else is speculation.