Fixed Head Bodhrans
Tacked Bodhrans. These bodhrans have nails around the wood rim to hold the skin (head) in place. A tacked bodhran is tuned either by wetting the skin to lower head tension and pitch, or heating the skin gently to increase head tension and raise the drums pitch. A light bulb is often used for this purpose. To see our other types of bodhrans, view our Main Bodhrans Page.
Ethnic Musical Instruments