a shallow, hand-held drum played by striking the single drumhead with alternate knobbed ends of a beater: used esp. in Irish folk music
Origin of bodhranIrish bodhrán
A handheld goatskin drum used in traditional Irish music and often played with a stick.
Origin of bodhranIrish Gaelic bodhrán, from Middle Irish bodrán, from Old Irish, from bodar, deaf, deafening.
- A type of frame drum used in Celtic music which was traditionally played by being struck with with an animal bone, or in modern times, a piece of wood.