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Bodhrán Instruction:

The BUZZ...

"Of particular note is Mance Grady, who pounds away on his bodhran like a Celtic Mickey Hart." --Lindsay Cobb - Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

"...the icing on the cake." --Johnny Cunningham

"It doesn't get any better." --Joe Derrane

"...formidable." --Keith Corrigan, Quebecois accordion great

"...a top-class talent." --Alan Loughnane, Irish Voice

"...regarded as one of the finest bodhrán players, actually general percussionists in traditional music..." --Brian O'Donovan, WGBH's Celtic Sojourn, Boston, Mass.

"He plays the tune."--Séamus Connolly

"Grady's musicianship is unquestionable... Prepare to gasp at the deftness." --Michael Caito, The Providence Phoenix

"The bodhrán ... in the hands of a percussion master like Mance Grady -- can be a remarkably expressive instrument... " --Andy Smith, The Providence Journal

Mance conducts bodhran workshops at 2003 North American Comhaltas Convention.

You're interested in learning how to play the bodhrán. Instructional videos can be limiting and the advantage of an actual teacher is that they can make you aware of bad habits before they become too ingrained and the whole learning process advances at a quicker pace. But finding a qualified bodhran teacher can be daunting.

Its popularity has resulted in many more "teachers." It can be difficult finding someone who is qualified to teach in your area. However, if you're fortunate to be living or visiting New England, particularly between Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, you could contact Mance Grady. He occasionally schedules private lessons for select students.

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or you may call 401 333-2293 (EST)

To learn more about workshops click here.

Click here to view one method of musical notation for the bodhrán courtesy of Gregg Nardozza.

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