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GUEST,Strollin' Johnny when should a bodran be used (78* d) RE: Folklore: when should a bodran be used 24 Sep 03

FURTHERMORE (and driftin' away from the main theme, as is my wont) - how should the word 'Bodhran' be pronounced? I've heard people at our club pronounce it many ways, including "BO-rran", or "Bo-RRAN" (stress on the capitals) but I saw a programme on the haunted fish-bowl a while back about the history of the Bodhran, and every one of the many Irish expert players called it the "Bow-Ron" (pronounced 'Bow' as in Bend From The Waist, and 'Ron' as in.... well, Ron!

Anybody got the definitive answer? ('Ere comes another argument!)


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