All right guys, I'll come clean. I'm a closet bodhran player - well I have L-plates (learner driver) anyway, but I don't play very often. Three of my really favourite tunes are Lord Mayo, March of the King of Laoise, and After the Battle of Aughrim. I think they get a kind of quiet power when they are played on a melody instrument and a bodhran. The drum beat seems to build up the power, somehow.