I did so want a Bodhran for Christmas and I asked and asked for one for at least a month but...Christmas came and I didn't get one! I didn't really think I would get one and I had given up all hope when a mysterious package arrived on Friday and it was from Ireland (though I didn't notice it then) and I opened it up and .................. It was a Bodhran! I was so surprised I jumped six and nine tenths inches! (I don't get that reference but people say it all the time.)
The Bodhran came with a DVD on how to play it and I learned it fast. (Live and Learn, as my Gaffer used to say). You strum it with the stick (which is called a tipper) in a certain way and you move your hand around on the other side to change the tone. It's orful fun! Here's a video of me playing the Bodhran and Jo and Jon and Lydia playing other instruments.
Moral of the Story: If you ask for a Bodhran, you just might get it!
Well, that's all.
Bye Bye! Have fun storming the castle! (Think it will work?) (It would take a miracle).