bodhrán has the power
to drive a band or provide the most
subtle of accompaniments to a solo flute. The use of this drum by the
Wren Boys was at its most rumbustious, but we have witnessed in the
last thirty years a developing role for the bodhrán - within
the tradition, yet extending and enhancing it.
For the last twenty years I
have been trying to make bodhráns that sit well within the
tradition yet have the craftsmanship and beauty that the instrument
deserves. If you want to know more, read on.....
Since 1996 I have had the
privilege of publishing 'The Bodhrán' by Janet McCrickard, a
fine study of the history and use of this special drum. For
I can also supply accessories!
because of other work commitments the bodhrán
making is currently on hold. However I can still supply bags,
tippers and Janet McCrickard's book. Please do explore the site.