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An Bodhran (The Irish Drum)
Colm Murphy
An Bodhran (The Irish Drum)
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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An Bodhran (The Irish Drum) [Import] [Audio CD] Murphy, Colm


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All Artists: Colm Murphy
Title: An Bodhran (The Irish Drum)
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Gael Linn
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 4/2/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478337922, 5098990217503, 656297011757


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An Bodhran (The Irish Drum) [Import] [Audio CD] Murphy, Colm

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Michael Thompson | Arvada, CO USA | 05/24/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is not a bad collection of Irish songs, but severely disappointing if you were expecting to hear a lot of bodhran (Irish drum). And wouldn't you expect to hear a lot of bodhran on an album named for this instument?It appears to be a collection of cuts on which Murphy contributed his talents to other musicians which were thrown together from a variety of sources. That wouldn't be so bad, except you can hardly make out any bodhran on most of them. Granted, it's a background instrument, but if the album is titled "An Bodhran" you'd expect to be able to hear the drum featured pretty promimently. But if you did expect that, you'd be disappointed, as I was.If you want another CD of pretty decent Irish folk music, this is not bad. But if you want to experience the bodhran, get anything by the Chieftans. Most of their albums have at least one or two cuts where the bodhran is pretty prominent, which is more than can be said for "An Bodhran.""
Not what it says on the cover!!!
Mary O Brien | New York | 03/13/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This album does not let you into the secrets of the Bodhran. I woud recommend 'Pure Bodhran- The Definitive Collection'. It has 19 tracks incluing a Colm Murphy track of Polkas from his album 'An Bodhran'."
Not the bodhran of the Chieftans!!!
Stormseer | 11/25/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)

"With nothing to go on but the title, I expected the drum to be the main sound. This may be a good album of Irish music; I am not commenting on that one way or another. The liner notes say: "...[the accompanist] wishes to contribute significantly to the music without taking over from the melody player." The bodhran is so much in the background that it is indistinguishable from spoons in the majority of cuts. It is more evident in a couple of cuts where it is accompanying a flute. For me, the price is not worth just those cuts. I wanted the bodhran to take over from the melody!!! Its title says it's a drum album, after all!"