My Drums


Me, My Wife, and My Bodhrán

I own three bodhráns: A Buck 18", a 17" drum made by my wife, and a plastic-headed drum from Mid-East Manufacturing. The first thumbnail below is a picture of me playing the Buck drum at my wedding; Riva has her riqq, an Egyptian, fish-skin headed tambourine. The second picture shows the drum my wife made. She intended it to be a North African tar, but it has done yeoman service as a bodhrán. The third picture shows the Mid-East bodhrán. The paint is a little worn from several years of playing.

[Wedding picture] [Riva's drum] [Mid-East Manufacturing drum]

And here is a picture of my collection of beaters and bones.

[My beaters and bones]



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Josh Mittleman

Last updated 30 Mar 1999