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Ireland (Europe)

Pronounced (Bough-rawn), this is an Irish drum constructed from a light, shallow, round, wood frame, and in some cases, is reinforced with a wooden crossbar in the center. Ireland is one of six Celtic regions that utilize this drum in varying styles and techniques. Skin, of goat, calf or even greyhound, covers one side of the drum, and that side is struck with the hand or stick (tipper). The stick comes in many shapes and sizes, and varies completely based on the individual style of the player, and the region from which the player comes. Since the drum is open-ended, various shifts of timbre and pitch can be achieved by manipulating the hand, fingers, or arm on the inside of the skin. In some cases, players have developed this technique to such a high degree that the melodic line of the song can be followed or played in counterpoint.
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