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Carrying case for a bodhran

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Subject: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Branwen23
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 02:56 PM

Anyone know of a good place to buy (DFW area) or order a case for an 18" bodhran? I'm looking for a case that is DESIGNED to be used for a bodhran, not just any case that will fit (e.g. cymbal case). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 02:59 PM

Don't know where you live but if you check out "The music room" Cleckheaton (web site not remembered today) they sell cases for all sizes and they do mail internationally. Cheers. Eric


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Branwen23
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 03:38 PM

thanks, i'll check it out.

-branwen-


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 04:39 PM

You might try Lark in the Morning They are in California, US, and I think they ship overseas.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 04:44 PM

I bet they even ship to Texas.....


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 05:40 PM

Hi,

Elderly Instruments has them. Go to THEIR WEBSITE and use the search engine. They sell very good cases.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: harpgirl
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 06:41 PM

Mick is right. I got my case from Elderly and it even has a pocket for my bones. Too bad I can't play them....


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 08:15 PM

Since Elderly has already been given by Mick (one of us is bound to on any thread like this), might I also suggest your local K-Mart's Rubbermaid section. An 18" will fit nicely in the model GRCN/1830 trash can with room left over for your accordion. What day is your garbage pick up?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 12:29 AM

I went to my local music store, and had them cut a hard-shell floor-tom case to size. Cost about $35.00, and works perfectly.
All the best.
Seamus


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 02:09 AM

And I know that you didn't want a cymbal case, but my large bodhran is a 22". Even Elderly didn't have a case that fit it. I found a cymbal case with a Sabian logo that had a pouch on the front which carries my tippers and other assorted junk. You would think it was custom made for it.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 02:42 AM

Actually, I made ours, out of Naugahyde (fake leather/ie plastic seat cover stuff). I used a 2" (5cm) soft foam pad on the head side, and a one way brass utility zipper. Case will hold:
drum,small electric hair dryer, spray bottle and small tamborine. Outside pouch will hold :
tippers, jawbone and scraper, music (for Me,not Himself), harmonica,and CAR KEYS!!Not a big deal, PM me if you want specific instructions. Cheaper than any of the above which is why I made one, instead of buying. It has worked quite well for 5 years, and Himself is happy with it. Cost us $2 US for the zipper, and about $8 US for the Naugahyde.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: InOBU
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 07:04 AM

SPAW!!!!!!
You beat me to it old chum- I was going to say in honnor of Sheamus Ennis, that a bodhran fits nicely into a garbage can or small dumpster, and if it is too big, a trash compactor is good for tailoring the drum....
I use a pillow case on occation my self, and a trash bag if it is raining... Once in Southern England, my wife and I were walking towards Ireland, when a VERY large peeler came up to us - the old tall helmet and all, and said, "Oye hef gootten a report of GYPSIES in the nieghbor hood, with a Gypsy TAMBOREEN... But, Oye will serprise youw, by saying that Oye know youw t'be Orish musicians with a Bod - Rhan Drum, Am I right, Sir?"
In proper Thrity nine steps style, I replied "Quite right sir."


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: BigDaddy
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:36 AM

I recommend the tweed-type case from Roundstone instruments. Elderly Instruments carries it at a reasonable price. It wears well, stands up to weather and other abuses. Don't waste your time on an inexpensive (cheap) nylon case. Straps break, zipper blow-out, etc. Cheers!

J.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: GUEST,KARIE
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:17 PM

I agree with BigDaddy. I also have a similar case from RoundStone. It works brilliantly, and has a large enough zippered pocket in front to carry tippers, etc.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Banjer
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 07:34 PM

'Spaw also beat me to the punch about the Rubbermaid containers! The thought occured however, that if you jump on the damn thing long enough it would probably fit into the average banjo case. (Unlike a trampoline, there is NO need to remove your shoes first!) If done properly there would still be enough room in the neck part for a few bottles of your favorite bubbly!


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Brendy
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 09:44 PM

Wasn't it Seamus Ennis that once said, that the only proper way to play a bodhran was with a penknife?

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: GUEST,Rich(stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowbetter
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 10:41 PM

I got a case from Blue Heron cases. I don't remember the url but you can find them if you run a search engine, and also there is a link on Christine Lavin's website. (They also make guitar cases.) They're a good .5 to .75 inches thick of soft padding under a heavy water-resistant nylon with really heavy zippers. It's got a big pocket and a shoulder strap. They're based in California. There's a bit of a wait for delivery, but worth it.

Rich


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Callie
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 10:49 PM

Get back in your box Brendy.

I have the perfect Bodhran case - my car.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Brendy
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 11:03 PM

You could also use it as a spare wheel, anyway, Cal

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: BigDaddy
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 01:48 AM

Callie, when I first acquired my (first) bodhran I, too, thought my car the perfect carrying case. That was until I left it in the hot sun for a few hours and had a bodhran blowout. Don't let this happen to you.

J.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: BigDaddy
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 01:53 AM

Brendy, I believe (according to June Tabor) it was Les Barker who suggested playing the bodhran with a penknife (to the tune of "There's a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Henry, Dear Henry").

J.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Brendy
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 02:19 AM

So did Seamus, Big D, but I don't know who said it first.

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Callie
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 02:31 AM

Too right, BigDaddy. When it gets in that state, I call it "Mr Floppy"


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Crowhugger
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 03:45 AM

Sorcha,

Your answer makes a lot of sense to me. Though I'm no bodhran player, when I someday count myself among the learners, I'll surely do what I did for my cello: a _very_ custom quilt, handle and two-way zipper scavenged from a discarded suitcase... It is double-quilted, so $4(Can.) for thread, about $7 for the batting; fabric from my stash. Pockets for rosin, bow, music, chest pad, and far more pleasant to the eye than those nylon jobs.

CH.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: GUEST,skarpi at work.
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 08:40 AM

Hallo all , I asked my wife to help me make my own Bodhrán case and we did that .I like that case it is a very good one.I am proud of my wife. All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 09:18 AM

Got most of mine from Hobgoblin who carry a broad range in London and have some outlets in US.

try www.hobgoblin-usa.com


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Bert
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 04:35 PM

Now let me think... The best cases are made from wood and leather.
A Bodhran is made from wood and leather... Hmmm... do you really 'need' a case?

If you do, wouldn't a slightly larger Bodhran do the job just perfectly?


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: BigDaddy
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 06:04 PM

Bert, that's like saying a guitar is made of wood and steel and therefore needs no case. The goatskin is particularly susceptible to damage from any number of things, including heat, cold, sharp objects, unappreciative spouses, etc.

J.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Lanfranc
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 06:08 PM

An "Iron Maiden" (TM) case fitted with stainless steel knives is one suggestion.

The most fun such case I ever saw was decorated with a parody of the Suzuki spare wheel copulating rhinos, only in this case it was goats!


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 07:52 PM

amm too tiddly to go get the number but I have a number for a man who makes hard cases to fit any intstrume nt e what ever to order.

I met him at the Fleadh Cheoill Na Eireann.

I will post the number to your personal if you are interested....

have been testing red wine tonight... so not capbable..

Ella (sorly missing the Fleadh)


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 08:08 AM

oh dear, sober now.. and look at all those typos!

oops

Ella


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Raptor
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 08:56 AM

There is a store in St. John's NFLD that sell the case you want and they'll ship it to you COD (thats cash on delivery not the fish) Its called O'Brians. The owner is good friends with Great Big Sea, And suplies them with all thier stuff! For 9$ you can get the bones they use! You'll have to phone 411 to get the number or e-mail me I'll give it to you!


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Tig
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 11:15 AM

I ended up making my own as a shoulder type bag with a big pocket for my bod and a (slightly) smaller pocket for all the other junk I end up carrying around clubs, festivals etc. Unfortunately everyone else seems to want stuff carried too but it's far more successful than my daughter bought in bodran case - and was far, far cheaper!

I made it from the stuff car seats are made out of and sewed it on my old machine with strong thread.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Bert
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 04:05 PM

Oooh Sorry! I thought that one was 'supposed' to make jokes about bodhrans.


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: Lanfranc
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 06:11 PM

You are, Bert

And banjos

But not guitars, for some reason


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Subject: RE: Help: Carrying case for a bodhran
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 06:17 PM

Guitars are serious. That's why. I think.

I have two bodhrans and mostly I look at the cases they are in rather than playing them. The latest is a cymbal case, Sabian, very handy for carrying other small things too. The other case is handmade from an old camping mat, a rag rug and scrap fabric (Spiderman design left over from maternity outfits), its very bright and distinctive and nobody else wants it. Do be careful with your bodhran case though I know someone visiting with friends at a festival who sat down on the bodhran in its case because it looked like a pillow. OOPS! but no harm done.


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