pennsicdance: modern vs. historical instruments and music

Alex Clark alexbclark at
Mon Aug 29 12:42:11 PDT 2005

At 02:41 PM 8/29/2005 -0400, White, John wrote:
>. . . but until everyone is
>rich enough to afford them, willing to expose their expensive
>and rare instruments to Pennsic conditions, or can even find them,
>we will have to make do with what we have:  guitars and bodhrans
. . .

OTOH, where bodhrans are concerned, the problem is easily fixed. The 
bodhran is modern, but the frame-drum is one of the most basic and (AFAIK) 
oldest kinds of drums. So you just hide the tipper and play with your hand, 
or with a conventional drumstick.


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