That is really cool Tom, thanks for the reply and the clip. I play my bodhran with tippers but I occasionally use my fingers. For some reason I always feel I will damage my drums by playing with fingers… silly I know as tippers can really make an impact on a skin. I don’t have crossbars on any of my wee drums but I think I could do a similar thing with my smaller ‘travel’ bodhran. All my current drums are made by Christian Hedwitschak. I started on an old Vignoles that I sold to finance other interests and have regretted it ever since. I really like Christian’s drums, I don’t think you could find a better compromise between quality, value and innovation.
All the Best.