16 February 2012

Genuine Irish washboard (or other percussion) wanted

Glad to hear from Sam Pierce Harrell III of Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, who sends this request:

Do you have any percussion instruments, like a washboard, from Ireland? I would love to have something from Ireland to play in our bluegrass circles!

We have of course cautioned him against accepting anything remotely like a bodhrán from anyone. If someone has a solidly made washboard with good tone, no tuning problems, and a reliable Irish provenance, Sam can be contacted by e-mail.

The above image shows a fairly generic washboard, suitable (with customising) for most musical occasions but not really up to concert professional standards. Serious washboards can be seen on the RattleBrainEd website.



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