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Peter Houlahan The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán

The Irish Drum
  • £9.95

An in depth look at playing the bodhrán. Peter Houlahan takes the absolute beginner to professional status in this easy to follow tutorial.
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All Irish dance rhythms are explained in detail, reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, marches and slip jigs. Both left and right hand techniques are explained. Foreword from Brian Finnegan. The book is complemented by an optional CD featuring some great music from Brian Finnegan, Stephen Hayden, Peter Houlahan, Dave Mallinson and Gerard Thompson.The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán : Peter Houlahan Edited by Dave Mallinson

The Book

Foreword from Brian Finnegan
The Drum and Beater
Preparing to Play
Beating the Drum
The Jig
The Basic Jig Beat
The Jig with Triples
The Jig with Rim Shot
The Reel
The Basic Reel Beat
The Reel with Triples
The Reel with Side Work
Varying Beater Positions
The Reel: Rolls Added
Dynamic Sounds from the Skin
More Dynamic Sounds from the Skin
Putting It All Together - The Kesh Jig
Putting It All Together - Saint Anne’s Reel
Putting It All Together - The Jig and Reel
Putting It All Together - The Reel and the Hornpipe
The Hornpipe - Off to California
The Polka - Egan’s Polka
The Slide - The Scattery Island Slide
The March - Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
The Slip Jig - Drops of Brandy
Relax, Enjoy and Participate

The Soundtrack

Opening Jig Set
The Rose in the Heather
The Rambler
Bill Collins’ Jig
Holding the Bodhrán and Beater
Beating the Bodhrán
The Jig Beat Explained
The Kesh Jig - Basic Jig Beat
The Kesh Jig - Triples Added
The Kesh Jig - With Rim Shot
Saint Anne’s Reel - Basic Reel Beat
Saint Anne’s Reel - Triples Added
Saint Anne’s Reel - With Side Work
Saint Anne’s Reel - Varying Beater Positions
Saint Anne’s Reel - Rolls Added
The Kesh Jig - Bodhrán as Notated
The Kesh Jig - Free Style Bodhrán
Saint Anne’s Reel - Bodhrán as Notated
Saint Anne’s Reel - Free Style Bodhrán
The Hornpipe - Off to California
The Polka - Egan’s Polka
The Slide - The Scattery Island Slide
The March - Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
The Slip Jig - Drops of Brandy
Jig Playalong
Langstrom’s Pony
Jig with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Reel Set Playalong
The Humours of Scartaglen
The James Street Reel
The Monaghan Twig
Reel Set with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Hornpipe Set Playalong
The Home Ruler
The Smoky Chimney
Hornpipe Set with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Polka Set Playalong
Din Tarrant’s Polka
Seamus Cussen’s Polka
Munster Bank
Polka Set with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Slide Set Playalong
Bunratty Boys
The Lonesome Road to Dingle
The Clog
Slide Set with Bodhrán Accompaniment
March Set Playalong
The Centenary March
The Mountains of Pomeroy
March Set with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Slip Jig Playalong
The Kid on the Mountain
Slip Jig with Bodhrán Accompaniment
Closing Reel Set
Sporting Paddy
Bodhrán Solo
Foxhunters’ Reel



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