Abrams

Pirate instruments?

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. . .I'd like to see some evidence of the bodhran being in any way a common musical instrument in the GAoP. Most experts are agreed that it entered 'traditional' music no earlier than the 19th century, but it remained pretty obscure until the Irish folk revival of the 1960s. . .

No don't be saying that - you're making me cry!

. . . I'm covering up my ears now, I can't hear you.

all I can hear is that stupid bodhran, someone make it stop, make it stop!

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Slightly early, but interestnig nonetheless, the stores for Drake's last voyage (1595) included "sundry instruments of music for 8 musicians and 9 trumpeters" and 13 drums. The instruments are described elsewhere as a lute, "hobboyes sagbutes, Cornettes & orpharions bandora & suche like".

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All this musical talk...

The best inprovised instrument I've seen played recently was a gent tapping along with a Captain Thighbiter tune at Hampton's Blackbeard Festival (2015).

The guy was banging two empty Budweiser aluminum bottles together. Not very pc but it worked. ;):D

Jas. Hook

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