New video series: Colcannon talking about Instruments

 We get a lot of questions about the instruments we play, so we decided to make a series of videos featuring each of the band members and their instruments. Here's the first installment: Mick and his bodhráns.



7 comments

  • Jonathan Klate

    Jonathan Klate

    Hi there, Mick, I'm Cynthia's cousin and we met after your symphony gig in March. I enjoyed the video and learned a lot about bodhran construction. I'd like to see another about playing technique like ways to hold the striker, what the left hand does to shift the tone, common rhythms and styles.... that sort of thing. I hope you will consider a sequel. All the best to you!

    Hi there, Mick,

    I'm Cynthia's cousin and we met after your symphony gig in March. I enjoyed the video and learned a lot about bodhran construction. I'd like to see another about playing technique like ways to hold the striker, what the left hand does to shift the tone, common rhythms and styles.... that sort of thing. I hope you will consider a sequel.

    All the best to you!

  • Mick

    Mick

    I remember you well, Jonathan. Good to hear from you. And, yes, we hope to do a short video on those themes, some time soon. Playing styles are still evolving snd there's a lot of room for discussion. We'll keep you posted. Be well!

    I remember you well, Jonathan. Good to hear from you. And, yes, we hope to do a short video on those themes, some time soon. Playing styles are still evolving snd there's a lot of room for discussion. We'll keep you posted.
    Be well!

  • steve larson

    steve larson

    This was a lot of fun to watch and listen to. Thanks so much for taking the time to make it. Bodran is on my list of instruments to "pick up." This will help me be prepared when the opportunity comes up and I have the jingle - two conditions you never know about coinciding. Again, thanks! I'd echo Jonathan's request for a sequel on techniques. Warm wishes, Steve Larson

    This was a lot of fun to watch and listen to. Thanks so much for taking the time to make it. Bodran is on my list of instruments to "pick up." This will help me be prepared when the opportunity comes up and I have the jingle - two conditions you never know about coinciding. Again, thanks! I'd echo Jonathan's request for a sequel on techniques.

    Warm wishes,

    Steve Larson

  • Mick

    Mick

    I've also had another request by regular email, so I may have to get a move-on with preparing some lessons ...

    I've also had another request by regular email, so I may have to get a move-on with preparing some lessons ...

  • Joe "Wayback" Beaulieu

    Joe "Wayback" Beaulieu

    Very nice - all that was missing was a song. Hope to see you again soon either in the rockys or the cascades. Joe

    Very nice - all that was missing was a song.
    Hope to see you again soon either in the rockys
    or the cascades.
    Joe

  • Marty Province

    Marty Province

    Mick, You gave me my first "bones" lesson in about 1987, and I've been playing since. I picked up the bodhran a few years later and have actually had a few opportunities to play with some folks. Thanks for your music and you willingness to share.

    Mick,

    You gave me my first "bones" lesson in about 1987, and I've been playing since. I picked up the bodhran a few years later and have actually had a few opportunities to play with some folks. Thanks for your music and you willingness to share.

  • Stan Adamson

    Stan Adamson

    Great video, Mick. Headed back to Craiceann in a week. You really must go some day. Very nice to hear the history and comments on your drums. Very helpful to those who may be considering acquiring an instrument. All the best!

    Great video, Mick. Headed back to Craiceann in a week. You really must go some day.

    Very nice to hear the history and comments on your drums. Very helpful to those who may be considering acquiring an instrument.

    All the best!

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