Irish Traditional Instrument Makers


Irish Traditional Instrument Makers

This group is in test mode as we work out the technical bits. If you would like to be listed please contact us. Our email is

Members: 6
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

Master Craftamen and Instrument Makers in Ireland

One of the most frequent questions asked on Tradconnect relates to Instrument Makers. 

To celebrate these master craftsmen we have created this resource center and we will be working with some of our best instrument craftsmen across the globe. Rather then just providing a listing service we will talk to, and visit when possible, the men and women behind the instruments that make the music. These are the best of the best, makers whose instruments are played by our top musicians and who's attention to detail and craftsmanship set them apart. If you would like to feature here please contact us (tradconnect@gmail(dot)com

If you sign up you will have access to our vast network, will appear in our weekly newsletter and in numerous articles that will be posted on our main site and featured on our other social media.


We are looking for a number of sponsors who may like to have their company and brand associated with this music resource. Your services will be featured in this location with links to your home page. If you would like to participate then please contact us at tradconnect@gmail (dot) com

There are three ways to view the instrument makers that are taking part.

Scroll through our instrument makers by scrolling down or following this link.

View by List

At the bottom of this screen you will find a list by Country/County/Instrument. Follow this link.

View by Map

Discussion Forum

Siveen Mandolins , Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry

Started by TradConnect Apr 12, 2017. 0 Replies

Paul Evans can trace his love for music and mandolins back several decades to a Saturday afternoon when he first heard John Sheehan and Barney McKenna playing a mandolin duet on the radio. ‘I think it was Róisín Dubh’ he says. “What I remember most is the harmony and sweet sound they made. On that day I started saving to buy a mandolin, and as…Continue

Paul Bradley : Fiddle Maker, Wicklow, Ireland

Started by TradConnect Oct 7, 2016. 0 Replies

Gaining his diploma in violin-making and repair at Newark School of Violin Making (UK), fiddle-player, fiddle-maker and poet, Paul Bradley (from Bessbrook, Co. Armagh), is based in Wicklow since 2013. He also deals in violins old and new, stocking a large range of old instruments as well as new ones of his own making.A self-taught fiddler,…Continue


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