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The Slap Top ‘Cajon’ hand drum considered…
two styles of hand drums at the Irish Roots Cafe
Our house band uses the traditional Irish ‘bodhran’
for percussion, but we just puchased this new style
cajon for added flexibility. Here is the first cajon we
have ever used, tested the day of its arrival at
the cafe, by Mike O’Laughlin. Our first impressions
and recommendations are here in this video review.
The traditional cajon is usually played with the
player sitting atop of and straddling the ‘box’ itself.
This new style is built for lap top playing, a big
plus for some who prefer playing the drum in a
higher position. We think its a great addition for
certain tunes, expanding our now 2 piece drum section !
I have not tried Sean Nós singing with the cajon,
but who knows what might happen ?