Traditional Irish Music
Please write down what bodhrán maker you can vouch for here, preferably ones who are still alive and in business, for the benefit of people wanting a good quality bodhrán as opposed to those guinness logo thingies that would be best suited hanging on the wall with a lightbulb illuminating them from the inside :)
I'll start off with the ones i personally own and can recommend:
Eamon Maguire - 18 inch non tunable, thin goat skin
Brendan White - 18 inch tunable, thick goat skin (ordered as a "Colm Murphy replica" felt like plywood when i got it, but it is sounding better and better!
Seamus O'Kane - 15,5 inch tunable, Seamus new patented one screw tensioner system, lambeg goat skin.
Breandan De Faoite - 17" tunable, tuners built into the rim. Got this from Colm Murphy who kindly sent it to me, best bodhrán of the lot, pricey but worth it.
Like the look of these and the recommendation.Can some one send me his contact details? John N
I have settled into two drums after years of playing. I have a bunch of others that were helpful. But.....the two I perform with now are a 16 year old tuneable 17" Brendan White thin skin, and a Rolf Wagels RWE that I have had for about 10 months. The RWE is sublime. I removed a bit of the rim tape so the drum has a bit more resonance.