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The reproductive capacity of bodhrans

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GUEST,derrymacash 28 Nov 02 - 10:25 AM
mooman 28 Nov 02 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,noddy 28 Nov 02 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,yer man 28 Nov 02 - 10:57 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 28 Nov 02 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,derrymacash 28 Nov 02 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,Malachy Kearns 28 Nov 02 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Ringo McDonagh 28 Nov 02 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,Paddy Moloney 28 Nov 02 - 11:58 AM
Dave Bryant 28 Nov 02 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,derrymacash 28 Nov 02 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,Ronnie Drew 28 Nov 02 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Davetnova 28 Nov 02 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,BBC Newsflash 28 Nov 02 - 12:16 PM
artbrooks 28 Nov 02 - 12:23 PM
Declan 28 Nov 02 - 12:25 PM
Declan 28 Nov 02 - 12:44 PM
weerover 28 Nov 02 - 01:04 PM
smallpiper 28 Nov 02 - 02:52 PM
Liz the Squeak 28 Nov 02 - 03:54 PM
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Subject: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,derrymacash
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 10:25 AM

I was at a session a few weeks ago where a fellow sessioneer brought along a bodhran.

It would appear that said bodhran was in a state of advanced pregnancy at the time, because when I returned a few weeks later, there were 5 bodhrans – which I assumed to be the mother plus her young litter.

The young seem to have grown remarkably, having - as far this untrained eye could tell - attained almost the same size as mammy in a matter of days. (Some of them, however, seemed to display the skittishness of juvenility, being not so disciplined in their musicality as mammy! Others, adopting the current street fashion of body art, were tattooed with various garish celtic designs.)

Two questions haunted me all night, which I feel compelled to put to the erudite people who frequent this hallowed space.

How long does it take a bodhran to attain reproductive maturity? What is the gestation period?

If, as I suspect on the basis of limited observations, the answer in both cases is weeks rather than months, then I am expecting a population by next summer which could number well into the hundreds.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: mooman
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 10:45 AM

And let us not forget that for each bodhran there must be one or more tippers...

This may well pose a significant thread to both the goat and hardwood populations and, in the case of highly trained bodranii, possibly also rare and endangered exotic hardwoods.

So both a societal and environmental problem in the making...

mooman

P.S. derrymacash...did these five bodrans exhibit the tendency they sometimes display to agglomerate into a "wall of noise" in your session?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 10:50 AM

Never mind how they reproduce. IT IS HOW DO WE STOP IT.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,yer man
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 10:57 AM

I have noticed in similar sessions that juveniles tend not to be so adept as adults and so there are occasions when each seem to make music which has little to do with the music being made by each other and even less to do with the music being made by the musicians.

I have had ocasion to remark on the laziness of the bodhran. Apart from when being bludgeoned by a small club, they sulk idly and make not a noise. Mind you, a good battering with such a club, when issued over-enthusiastically, seems to have an adverse effect.

However, I was wondering if such batterings as a bodhran receives inevitably leads to a short lifespan and whether, therefore, Mother Nature (bless her!) has compensated by the spectacularly short gestation period and rapid maturity observed by our friend derrymacash?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:16 AM

The gestation period for bodhrans is roughly one year. That is the length of time that it takes for the owner of the brood-sow bodhran to become proficient enough to make five or six session spectators go, "Gee, (s)he makes it look so easy I just know I can do it too!"

Unfortunately, there are a number of irresponsible bodhran breeders out there. Responsible breeders include a prepaid six-month course at the bodhran obedience school with the purchase of one of their pups. Irresponsible breeders make no such provisions and their whelps often show up at sessions long before they have learned to behave themselves.

Even worse, the mamma bodhrans occasionally miscarry or give premature birth resulting in tambourines, shakey eggs and various other percussion monstrosities. Responsible bodhran breeders see that such offspring are promptly euthanized.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,derrymacash
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:42 AM

Has anyone attempted to incubate a shaky egg?

Presumably the result is nothing so mundane as a shaky chicken?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Malachy Kearns
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:55 AM

Holy Jayz, Ringo. Sounds like a job for the pair of us! I'm gittin' a flashback to all thon oul' Drumcree bollix of a quare while ago!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Ringo McDonagh
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:57 AM

I'm your man, Mal!

C'mon there, you shower o' hoors! Shove your oul' asses up the bench and gi' a man room to give it a rattle!

Donal ... start us aff on "Kid On The Mountain", would ye?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Paddy Moloney
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:58 AM

Any room for a small one?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:05 PM

I knew someone who bought a bodhran. He left it on the back seat of his car and went off into the town to do some shopping. He suddenly realised after a short while that he'd forgotten to lock the car, and rushed back to where he'd parked it. Unfortunately he was too late, someone had opened the door and chucked two more bodhrans inside.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,derrymacash
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:09 PM

That was the way he imagined it.

More likely that the original bodhran was a pregnant sow and littered in its warm "nest".

You couldn't be up to the bodhrans!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Ronnie Drew
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:11 PM

Me oul bodhran kittled one night at a fleadh
Instead of one bodhran, I gained me a scra
Says I to myself, my oul' drum was a ma
And the litter kicked up a commotion

Bodhranii, bodhranii, I can't give them for free
In frame drums I find myself up to the knee
They're breeding like rabbits, but more noisily
And me peace is most cruelly shattered

(Shout from stage left ... Ah, musha Ronnie, ye oul' glipe! Give over the "funny" stuff and l'ave it to Chrishty!")

I will so, then, Barney! Sorry!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:12 PM

I'm sure if we could persuade them to practice a safe form of congress with their tipper, perhaps by the wearing of a thick rubber or foam sheath closely fitted to the length of said tipper, it may slow the poulation growth.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,BBC Newsflash
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:16 PM

Her Majesty's Anti-Percussion Forces were today put on red alert as intelligence reports suggested that a number of identified notorious Bodhranii were converging on the Hollydale Tavern and The Anchor in South-East London.

Amongst those thought to be heading towards Nunhead from their temporary base at Drumcree are Ringo McDonagh, Malachy Kearns, Gino Lupari, John Joe Kelly and Cathy Jordon.

A representative of HMAPF was quoted as saying "Not only do we appear to have some of the most notorious batterers in the world converging upon a peaceful part of our fair capital city, but reports indicate that a dangerous new "fast-breeder" device has been developed. This adds up to a most worrying situation."

Newsnight has a special report on this growing menace later tonight.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: artbrooks
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:23 PM

Ah, you guys are all confused. You're missing the core of the reproductive process. You see, the male of the species drummus bodhrani is THE TIPPER, as can be plainly seen by its shape and how it moves. After all, what (male) bodhran player's first lesson in holding the tipper didn't start with "hold it like you were"...never mind. The female of the species, as with many others, is the one that makes all of the noise and is often painted in pretty designs. Some are perfectly content to have multiple partners, and others prefer staying with one tipper. There is a small subset of bodhrans who prefer to reproduce without the assistance and participation of a tipper. These individuals, who are valuable in their own right and should not be subjected to disparaging comments of any kind, are called tamborines.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Declan
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:25 PM

Good to see some quality BS returning to the forum.

What have bodhrans ever done for us, apart from the headaches, the bad rhythm, the loud noise ...


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Declan
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:44 PM

If bodhran players want to avoid reporduction they might occasionally like to try the rhythm method !


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: weerover
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 01:04 PM

Declan,

I have heard it suggested that the withdrawal method is more appropriate

wr


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: smallpiper
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 02:52 PM

The application of a stout staff to the back of the bodhran owners head usually does the trick! I was once at a session which was completely taken over by spoon players (oxymoron I know)and I mean completely. All the musicians left I think I was the last one to finish me pint and get out - I just couldn't believe it was happening I still get flash backs and have had years of therapy to help me get over the problem - hence the belief in strong arm tactics.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 03:54 PM

To quote and paraphrase before it offends....

You've only got the rythmn, I bet it really irks...
It makes lots and lots of Bodhrains, cos it never ever works..

LTS


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: CraigS
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 04:06 PM

I have noticed that there seem to be more bodhrans about since the UK government banned handguns. I would personally like to see an upsurgence of Auld Black Flutes, which now seem so rare as to require protected status. Incidentally, I have found that a clarinet is very effective against a ranged bank of bodhrans, if rather unpopular with the tin whistle contingent, who seem to regard it as unethical.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:02 PM

I don't know what you folks are on about... I've had one for 6 years now, and have been playing it nearly the entire time, and not only has it never spawned, but I also still only have the one tipper...

Maybe the spawnage is dependant on having mulitple tippers???

Hransluts???

Or is the proper term bodhr-gies?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Jeanie
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:46 PM

Have you ever wondered where these bodhrans hang out in their preparative prepubescent stage ? Unable as yet to reproduce or invade adult sessions, they are to be found in every percussion band in every kindergarten and playgroup in the land:
the dangerous and dreaded *Lollipop Drums* !
For the uninitiated, these are garish giant lollipops with a plastic booming skin, beaten by a mini-lollipop - and ALWAYS chosen by the player with the least sense of rhythm !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Tig
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:59 PM

Watch out for the smaller (pocket sized) wooden cousin of the bodhran which is appearing throughout the country. It cannot be silenced by the application of an (accidental) bath of beer or lager and sounds suspiciously like an inrush of horses ;-)


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: JudeL
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 06:16 PM

If the shakey eggs are unhatched bodhrans, then there is also the dread possibility of them maturing as implied by the term "stealth banjo" which I recently heard used to describe a bodhran.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Sibelius
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 06:32 PM

Someone suggested the rhythm method as a means of slowing down the bodhran reproductive cycle. Unfortunately, though one respects the deeply thoughtful and scholarly nature of the suggestion, it must be understood that the reliability index of the rhythm method in bodhran reproductive physiology is remarkably similar to that of human beings. Hence, like humans, bodhrans practising the rhythm method usually become known as parents.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Gareth
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 06:39 PM

Hmmmm ???

Which repruduces quicker ???

Bodhrans or AOL introdctary CD's ???

Personally I find both make excellent substitutes for clay pidgeons.

PULL !

Gareth


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 07:53 PM

Red ones take about 5 years to produce a smaller if louder progeny.

Now the Maturity question -- is this of the bodhran or the bodhran player?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 07:58 PM

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bodhranii
& Center for Bodhranii Reproductive Freedom
100 Rhythm Circle
Drumover, Gaea Island


Dear Sirs and Madams,

It has come to our attention, through the alert notification of a clandestine member of our august group, that certain members of your nefarious organisation have been extolling the virtues of violence against those glorious hoops of our Mother's Voice, more commonly known as the Bodhranii.

Be it know by ye all who are now present: we stand firm in our committment to protect Bodhranii everywhere. Let you be on notice, from this day forward: undue, cruel and unusual use of the notorious tipper against any Bodhranii will serve as a clarion call to our forces. We shall rise en masse to end such degradation. We shall be a force to reckon with and the loss will be to those among you who continue to vent your vile anger against the delicate membrane of the Bodhrannii vocality. Be ware!

Know ye also, our related organisation, the Center for Bodhranii Reproductive Freedom, is watching, from the hedgrows, back of the bogs, in the privacy of your own homes.

IF they find even one instance of someone trying to prevent the Bodhranii their natural expression of physical love, that very act of furthering the Mother's natural world, and IF they find any, it hurts to even write this, any instances of Bodhranii kits being drowned, the full fury and wrath of the Mother shall visit upon such perpetrators a storm of horrible dimensions, bring about cataclysmic rains, torrential downpours, howling winds of hellhounds, and all manner of your worst nightmares.

Thus it is, we write to insist that you immediately Cease and Desist the beatings, the prevention of love, the chilling of offspring and learn to embrace your brothers and sisters, the Bodhranii, for we are all children of our Mother, the Earth.

Sincerely,

Ivagot de'Beat, President


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Ivagot de'Beat
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 07:59 PM

Excuse me, please, for not entering my name, as your GUEST. The omission was quite unintentional, I assure you.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 08:10 PM

And here's me been thinkin all these years that them boys were banjo eggs


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: smallpiper
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 08:27 PM

I of course posses the ultimate weapon against bodhranii - yes you've gessed it - the Great Highland Bag Pipe. Played with gusto and with the usual rythmic grace (ahem!) bodhranii flee in terror (along with everyone else naturally). Ho Hum!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 02:35 AM

But surely a bodhrain is just a banjo that's come out of the closet.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton Bordhran player, sorry folks
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 02:42 AM

It's the same with these Banjos, they have babies as well along with Accordians.
I haven't an answer however I have three bodhrans in my house, a big one and two small ones, a son and a daughter.
So you can say that I breed them.

Sorry folks
for being a dirty breeder


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Kaleea
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 03:26 AM

Little did the earthlings know that out in space . . .
         
             "Uhura!"
             "Yes, Captain Kirk?"
             "What are you & Scotty doing over there all this time?"
             "Well, Captain, we were, uh, ... you see, ..."
             "Captain, Ah'm afrrrraid it's all my fault, we, uh ..."
             "Scotty, tell...me...what do you... mean it's...
             your fault?"
             "Captain, Scotty merely asked me to a certain
             frequency,and we ran across this interesting dialog
             and, I'm afraid that we might have caused a slight
             hitch in the time continuum."
             "Scotty, what... does she ... mean ...a ...slight ...
             hitch ...in the ...time...con--tinuum?!"
             "Captain, do ye rrrememberrrr that time when we had a
             wee bit o' trib, uh, Ah mean, trrrrouble with the
             trrrransporterrr when we werrre trrrying to trrransport
             those wee beasties?"
             "Wee...beasties,...Mr. ...Scott?"
             "Aye, Captain. The wee furrrry beasties."
             "You don't, ... by...any chance mean...the, uh, ...
               Mr. ...Scott ...!!"
             "Aye, Captain."
             "How ... could... this...have happened, Mr. .. Scott?"
             "Well, ya seee, Captain, uh, do ye rrrrememberrrr
               those Irrrish musicians we had trrrransported a bit
               earrrrlierrr that day to another ship?"
             "You mean, ... those ... drummers, ... Mr. ... Scott?"
             "Aye, Captain! Ah'm afrrrraid that when we sent those
               Irrrrish musicians, the molecules o' theirrr
               instrrruments may ha' been in the trrranporrrterrrrr
               bufferrrs the whole time, and then when we trrrried
               to trrransport the wee beasties, welll, Captain,
               theirr molecules may ha' been a wee bit scrrrambllld
               wi' the instrrruments, so, ye see, Captain, we may ha'
               sent 'em back in time, welll, onto earrrrth, in the
               past, sirrr!"
             "Uhura, ... just ... what ... year ...do...you and...
               Mr. ...Scott, uh ...what earth ...year...were they ...
               transported to?"
             "Well, Captain, Scotty & I believe that it was
               aproximately the very late 1900's, or possibly as late
               as the year 2000 or so."


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Hrothgar
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 04:00 AM

Beam them up, Scotty!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 07:03 AM

Bring Back the Bongos.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Declan
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 07:06 AM

They haven't gone away, you know.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Liam Óg O'Flynn
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 07:08 AM

Jayz, Andy ... you'd have thought oul' Chrishty woulda torned up by now wi' a stupid wee song, wouldn't you though?


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Andy Irvine
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 07:09 AM

Houl' on till yer drawers, there Liam! Here's the oul bollix only after comin' through the door.

Chrishty - ye b'y ye - plank your ass down here beside me and give us a while of your oul crack!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Christy Moore
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 07:12 AM

The boys!

Here's a wee number to be goin' on with!

Can somebody set me up a wee drink, there! My thrapple's as dry as a nun's gusset!

Who is that there that's throwing me out of time?
Who is that there that's throwing me out of time?
Who is that there that's throwing me out of time?
Only me , says Cúnla

Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Maybe I will, says Cúnla

When playing a reel who's b'atin' a jig to me?
Playing a reel who's b'atin' a jig to me?
Playing a reel who's b'atin' a jig to me?
Only me, says Cúnla

Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Maybe I will, says Cúnla

Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Hollydale
Donnybrook, Sandymount, Ligoniel, Flowery Vale
Yer gub hangin' open an' puffin' a force 8 gale?
Only me, says Cúnla

Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Maybe I will, says Cúnla

Rashers and eggs and lashings of sausages
Alligator, alligator – Jaysus you've lost us!
It's aisy to hear you weren't taught at the Comhaltas
Beggin' yer pardon says Cúnla

Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Cúnla dear, don't play that yoke near to me
Maybe I will, says Cúnla


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Shane MacGowan
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 08:55 AM

Nice one, Chrishty, y'oul bollix.

But shove over sideways there and let a real songwriter show you how it's done.

Hi! Could some hoor get me a bottle and a half-un? My throat's as dry as Mat Talbot's wake!

As I went down to Galway town to seek for recreation
On the seventeenth of August, me mind bein' elevated
If I'd known the crack I'd have soon turned back, as you'll hear in this narration
Some amadán with his bodhran disturbed my relaxation
With me whack-fol-de-doo-fol-de-diddle-ee-aye-dil-ay

I poked my nose in Neachtain's at a quarter past eleven
There was ceol and ól and on my soul I felt I was in heaven
Some sessioneers unpacked their gear, a shower of God's own brethren
For an hour or more the music soared and everything was pleasant
With me whack-fol-de-doo-fol-de-diddle-ee-aye-dil-ay

But I regret the moment yet the drummer made his entry
If I'd have knew the harm he'd do, I'd have posted out a sentry
"Do you mind, squire" your man inquired "If I provide percussion?"
Damn his hide, the hoorin' spide's in need of some concussion
With me whack-fol-de-doo-fol-de-diddle-ee-aye-dil-ay

He battered out at random and he battered right'n loudly
The less he played in rhythm, the more he hammered proudly
He pounded out to jigs and reels and when I stood up to sing-o
Says I "Could someone make a call and get a houl' of Ringo?"
With me whack-fol-de-doo-fol-de-diddle-ee-aye-dil-ay

The sessioneers packed up their gear, they couldn't stand the racket
He'd put them off the Stack of Oats and ruined The Torn Jacket
He'd made a mess of the Cuckoo's Nest and spoiled the Yellow Wattle-o
If I'd strength enough I'd grab his scruff and gladly I would throttle-o
With me whack-fol-de-doo-fol-de-diddle-ee-aye-dil-ay


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 10:01 AM

Now being the mother of a beautiful plain Bodhran, I would agree with some of your comments, but you are a bit harsh, yes nothing is more annoying than people who just come along and think that looks easy I buy one and have a go, in their case euthanasia is the best answer, put them, and it out of it's misery, however those that are healthy and have good rhythm should be allowed to breed, with the use of family planning of course, and like all children who have a good parent/s they hopefully grow up to be good Bodhran, of course you will always get the drop outs that's life.

This instrument is greatly under rated, often in session people want to hear it being PLAYED, and I mean played not banged, so come on you Bodhran players, UNITE Lets start a Bodhran Revolution


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 10:05 AM

Opps! Sorry forgot to put me name, and that's not because I play Bodhran either, cause I'm a proud parent of a beautiful healthy rhythmic bodhran. :0))))

rock chick


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Greycap
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 10:14 AM

Definition of a drummer - a person who hangs out with musicians.


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: rock chick
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 11:23 AM

most of us play other instruments also, so get real Greycap


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 11:45 AM

Here is the book most of 'em seem to have read...


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: GUEST,Christy Moore
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 11:47 AM

Ah holy Jaysis! I'm getting' some quare shtick after my wee go at re-writin' Cúnla there up above. Sure wasn't I only commenting on poor bodhran batterin', not bodhrans per se! But the falk I'm getting' at the minute … sure I had an aisier time when I was acting as unofficial spokesman for the Republican movement!

Any road up, Ronnie started a wee number a while ago there – how're you Ronnie? ("Middling to raysonable, Christy, you big buck-eejit!") – and I sat down with a wee half-size pen out of the bookies and ripped the picture of a beer-mat and scribbled this wee hymn to the bodhran, by way of following his lead.

And here – before I start – is there any chance of a wee swallow? My oul' tongue's like an emery board, so it is!

They say that the bongos make music that's quare
The sound of a tom-tom is hard to compare
If it's drumming you want you'll find no drum so rare
Than the drums that they make down in Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome

The jazzers have bongos, the prods have lambegs
Whose rattlin' is reckoned to frighten the taigs
And some play the spoons and some they shake eggs
But there's none houls a candle to Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome

Castanets, bones and the boul' tambourine
Clackers, marrackers, are frequently seen
But they're put in the shade when oul' Ringo or Gino
Produces the drum made in Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome

The boul' Cathy Jordan has got a quare voice
But to tell you the truth, boys, if I had a choice
I'd far rather hear her create a great noise
On the drums that they make down in Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome

Sit in on a session wherever you roam
And musicians will soon make you feel right at home
As soon as you pull out your tunable drum
That was handmade by Kearns down in Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome

To hell with begrudgers, as Behan would say
Cherish your bodhran and batter away
Drown out so-called musicians who barely can play
With your drum that was made down in Roundstone

The boul' Malachy, he makes drums for me
For ninety nine pounds and ninety nine pee
Stick your hand in your pocket and I'll guarantee
That you'll never from that day feel lonesome


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: artbrooks
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 11:56 AM

Gee...I have one of those, but I never knew it had a song about it!


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Subject: RE: The reproductive capacity of bodhrans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 12:48 PM

should make the beaters from polstyrene!


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