Eckermann Drums
Eckermann Drums
Bodhrán
 
This type of frame drum developed in the Irish/Scottish parts of the world and only about 40 years ago Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh and the group "De Dannan" brought it to a new musical horizon. Originally the bodhrán was used as a tool in the kitchen (sieve) and in agriculture (peat mining) and was also used in the army to clean gun powder. Only for festivities throughout the year the rural tool "mutated" to being a "bodhrán" (also called "dallan").
 
These bodhráns were traditionally covered with goat skin. The powerful bass resulted from the rather large dimensions of the shell with diameters varying from 45cm to 70cm, which were essential for their use in peat mining.
 
In order to dampen the sometimes unwanted overtones of the "tools", Eckermann Drums took up an idea that originated in Scotland to use a cover of two goat skins (double skin bodhrán) in 1990 and developed further for specific use.
 
Bodhrán Details: 
 
Eckermann Drums goatskin membrane
beech shell
in-frame integrated tuning system

 
Bodhrán shell depth 10cm / 3½"
standard diameters for single skin membrane
 
Ø 35 cm / Ø 14"
 
Ø 40 cm / Ø 16"
 
Ø 45 cm / Ø 18"
 
Ø 50 cm/ Ø 19½"
 
 
 
Bodhrán shell depth 10cm / 3½"
standard diameters for double skin membrane
 
Ø 35 cm / Ø 14"
 
Ø 40 cm / Ø 16"
 
Ø 45 cm / Ø 18"
 
special drumheads and shells according to individual needs upon request
 
 
 
"Céirdchraiceann" (skin-craft),
Brian Morrissey & Olga Barry (Bodhrán 35.10, single skin)
CD "blastán" (2003)
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Vallely Brothers,
featuring Brian Morrissey
(Bodhran 35.10, single skin)
Eckermann DRUMS
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