Hoop Frame Drums

These hoop drums are the result of years of development. They can boom and whisper, be played with fingers like a tar, with a beater like a native drum, or with a double sided stick like a bodhran.

My hoop drums are based on a stoneware 'wheel rim' shaped ring. Stoneware is incredibly strong under balanced compression, so the light weight goatskin can be stretched until they sing! I use a polyester 1/8" climbing rope, that maintains its tension. They do drop slightly in tone in extreme humidity, but I have even played them in a sweat lodge. I make many of these with a tie dyed Goatskin. NEVER try to tune a drum over a fire, you may get a temporary raise in pitch, but mainly you will just dry and harden the skin, greatly shortening its life.

A wood hoop drum's resonance is deadened by the wood. When struck, these stoneware drums resonate like a deep low bell. You can waiver the drum and get an amazing throbbing sound great for healing work and guided meditations. When using a beater, a slight finger pressure on the middle of the skin from the back raises the pitch for another sound. Played with only the hands this drum offers a super responsive pallet of tones for an intricate rhythm. Try the sound of our Stoneware Ceramic Hoop drums for hand playing and you'll never go back to wood!
Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Goat Skin

This drum is LARGE at 14.25 inches in diameter, by 2 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$159.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Goat Skin

This drum is 9.75 inches in diameter, by 1-1/2 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully stretched and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$99.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Goat Skin

This drum is 11.25 inches in diameter, by 1-7/8 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully stretched and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$119.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is 11.25 inches in diameter, by 1-7/8 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed and stretched and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$139.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is 9.75 inches in diameter, by 1-1/2 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed and stretched and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$117.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is 11.25 inches in diameter, by 1-7/8 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed and stretched and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope.

$139.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is Large at 17 inches in diameter, by 2 inches thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope

$219.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is LARGE at 14.25 inches in diameter, by 2 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope. Available in a plain goatskin head, to lightly paint or henna yourself.

$184.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is Large at 17 inches in diameter, by 2 inches thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope

$219.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is Large at 17 inches in diameter, by 2 inches thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope

$219.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is Large at 17 inches in diameter, by 2 inches thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope

$219.99

Stoneware Hoop Shaman Drum, Roped Bodhran Tie Dyed Goat Skin

This drum is LARGE at 14.25 inches in diameter, by 2 " thick. Though made of stoneware it is light enough to hold in one hand and play easily. The goat skin is beautifully tie dyed, tough and without blemish on this drum. Comes with a padded deer skin beater mallet. Has a hanging or thumb loop built into the circumference rope. Available in a plain goatskin head, to lightly paint or henna yourself.

$184.99

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