Bodhran is a Celtic drum. It has a wooden body and a goat-skin head. It is played with a double-headed stick called a tipper, or beater. Hands can also be used to change the pitch of the sound by pressing inside of the skin. I learned Bodhran from Eamonn who is the owner of the James Joyce Irish pub and The Irish Center. My brother and I used to play Azeri music every Monday night at the pub. Eamonn asked me if I would like to play bodhran with him and I accepted. Bodhran might look like a very simple instrument to play. However, making the right reel (Irish 2/4 time rhythm) beat can be hard. I made the bodhran that you see in this picture by using a Turkish drum's (bendir) frame.