Irish Bodhran replaced by Irish ‘cajon’ ?

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Irish Lap Top Slap Top cajon reviewed

Click above for my video review !

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 ?

-Mike O’Laughlin

About Mike

Mike is the worlds most published author in his field, with over 40 books, 700 articles, two newsletters, a blog, 200 podcasts and 170 videos. He also publishes rare books like "The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters" and Keatings "History of Ireland". Mike also sings in the Irish (Gaeilge) Language, with 3 albums to his credit. Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry and also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He has led tours to Ireland and maintains a 3,000 volume Irish library.
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