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Air Bodhran World Championship.

Tim Leaning 30 Jan 10 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Goat Girl 30 Jan 10 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,Learaí na Láibe 30 Jan 10 - 08:23 AM
Vic Smith 30 Jan 10 - 08:47 AM
Jim Carroll 30 Jan 10 - 08:58 AM
GUEST 30 Jan 10 - 09:36 AM
Vic Smith 30 Jan 10 - 09:51 AM
GUEST 30 Jan 10 - 10:11 AM
Folkiedave 30 Jan 10 - 10:15 AM
Jim Carroll 30 Jan 10 - 10:18 AM
GUEST 30 Jan 10 - 11:27 AM
Jim Carroll 30 Jan 10 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,Picketywitch 30 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,tim l 30 Jan 10 - 01:27 PM
GUEST 31 Jan 10 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 31 Jan 10 - 08:50 AM
Folkiedave 31 Jan 10 - 03:49 PM
Tim Leaning 31 Jan 10 - 04:35 PM
Georgiansilver 31 Jan 10 - 05:11 PM
Tim Leaning 31 Jan 10 - 11:34 PM
Georgiansilver 01 Feb 10 - 03:50 AM
Dave MacKenzie 01 Feb 10 - 03:51 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 01 Feb 10 - 05:36 AM
Folkiedave 01 Feb 10 - 07:31 AM
Georgiansilver 01 Feb 10 - 08:12 AM
JohnB 01 Feb 10 - 10:21 AM
Tim Leaning 01 Feb 10 - 04:48 PM
Surreysinger 01 Feb 10 - 05:48 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 Feb 10 - 09:23 PM
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Subject: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 07:58 AM

I am given to understand that the First world Air Bodrhan Championship is to be held at Blitherscrum Folk Festival this year.
Any ideas when the tickets will be available?


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST,Goat Girl
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:15 AM

I can get over the pond if we can firm up the dates.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:23 AM

It deserves to be held in a place with the unfortunate name of "Blitherscrum"

Blitherscrum ?


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:47 AM

The last time I was in Blitherscrum was on April 1st.....


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:58 AM

Would that all bodhrans were 'air'
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:36 AM

If u only have negative comments there are already loads of threads suitable for you.
This is a serious thread for the air bodrhan enthusiast
Just a finger in the other ear if you don't like it.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:51 AM

Further investigation reveals that the Blitherscrum organising committee came up with the idea of an "Air Bodhran Competition" (the correct spelling of this Celtic drum by the way) following the collapse of their "Giraffe Impersonation Competition". This had been won five years running by Reg Fiaf and nobody else thought they had a chance so they didn't enter and the competition lapsed.

The Blitherscrum organising committee were greatly influenced by the great Reg Hall who has written that "The only place that the bodhran should be heard is being played by The Wren Boys on St. Stephen's Day..... and then not every year."

Following Reg's advice the committee has decided that the Air Bodhran Competition should be held every time February 29th falls on a Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:11 AM

We used to enjoy the GIC.The highlight for me was the delightful scarf and
Muffler exhibit in the auxiliary beer tent.
Some must have taken years to create.
TimL.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Folkiedave
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:15 AM

The winner of the Air Bodhran competition will be known the "Modhran".


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:18 AM

"This is a serious thread for the air bodrhan enthusiast"
Seriously - as a lover of Irish music living in a place where they have the best of it wall-to-wall, you have my full support.
Air bodhranning means we don't have to bother with our annual cull.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 11:27 AM

Fail to see the connection between air bodhran and your penchant for destroying books.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:09 PM

Books????????
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST,Picketywitch
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM

The correct spelling, Vic Smith, is bodhrán!


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST,tim l
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 01:27 PM

Annual cull? C'mon Mr C.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodrhan World Championship.
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 08:18 AM

Quotes:

Learaí na Láibe:
"It deserves to be held in a place with the unfortunate name of "Blitherscrum"

Blitherscrum ?"

Vic Smith:
"The last time I was in Blitherscrum was on April 1st....."


Jayz! aren't I the right eejit. (embarrassment smilie)


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 08:50 AM

I understand that the new Olympic sport of clay bodhran shooting will take place in Northern Ireland as part of the 2012 Olympics.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Folkiedave
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 03:49 PM

An up-date on that. Clay bodhrans are very expensive to make and just shoot - so people are allowed to practise on real ones. And using a machine gun is not regarded as cheating.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 04:35 PM

Hmm there is a sub section to the contest where they have a bodhran on a stick.(pause for that to sink in....)
Also a new craze for playing Air Bodhran whilst lamenting the death of the folk club.
Hot air bodhraning. LOL


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 05:11 PM

At Blitherscrum last year I particularly enjoyed the Frizbodranning competition.. those things fly through the air with a precision unmatched in a Folk Club!!!! I actually won first prize which was an air bodhran!....... With the 2010 festival fast approaching I guess the directors and committee will be meeting to make the usual arrangements..... Hope they get 'Jezlo' and 'Vinegar Butt' again this year.......


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 11:34 PM

I want to put in a word about the Toilets.
Do you think we shud have some?


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 03:50 AM

"There was I, digging this hole, A hole in the ground. Digging it square cause I didn't want it round!!!   Who sung that???


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 03:51 AM

Wasn't it Bernard Cribbins?


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 05:36 AM

Doh Dave. Them bodhran in't made of clay that would be dumb. They is properer bodhrans and you get extra ponits if you hit the player. Now all togethere Pull..........


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Folkiedave
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:31 AM

Machine guns are still permitted though?


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 08:12 AM

Blunderbuss is better for shooting bodhrans... you can't miss!!!! Although it has been said by many that they would love to miss them!


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: JohnB
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 10:21 AM

Do you use an air head to skin one of of these bodhran's ?
Or are they just used to play them ??
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 04:48 PM

There seems to be some predjudice against Air Bodhrans, There I've said it.
I know its consider impolite to mention the helipants int the room.
Do you think it is the "real" bodhran players who are displaying such ignorance of this traditional instrument.


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Surreysinger
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 05:48 PM

I must admit I haven't seen many around at festivals lately. Is it a dying art?
(Mind you I suppose it must be if the rules of clay bodhranning as outlined above are anything to go by).


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 09:23 PM

I thought they were all in the front row of the audience at the Danny Kyle awards competition at Celtic Connections in Glasgow last week, trying to outplay the poor chap on stage! Bit of a riddle innit? (or that's what a bodhran turns into if you machine-gun it!)


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: GUEST,tim
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:27 AM

I play hair bohran with brushes of course!


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:40 AM

Shave the Goat!


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Subject: RE: Air Bodhran World Championship.
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 02:22 PM

Which needs the thicker skin the drum or the player?
Get someone to write the answer on a postcard and send it too.


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