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Care of your Bodhran

Now you have purchased your Paul McAuley Bodhrán its time to start and master the art of playing it.  Like most things in Ireland, the origins of the Bodhrán have been lost in the mists of time.  The drum was invented many years ago in Ireland and metamorphosis from a…
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Lammas Fair Ballycastle - 2013

 This year our annual Lammas Fair will be held on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th August 2013 (always held on the Last Monday and Tuesday in August).  Visit Paul McAuley Bodhrán stall, Ann Street,  just opposite the Northern Bank - where some of his bodhráns will be on display.  Due to…
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Another Version of the famous Ould Lammas Fair Poem

The Lammas Fair     It’s Tuesday late in August with Autumn on the way As Ballycastle wakens to greet another day But today is rather special, feeling the magic in the air The wild anticipation for today’s The Lammas Fair   The stalls are getting ready now, putting goods…
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Very old poem about Cushendun by John McCambridge

If only I were in Articoan   John McCambridge   If only I were in Articoan, Near that mountain that is far away, O King! My visit would be light-hearted To the Cuckoos’ Glen on Sunday.   Chorus             Agus och, och éirí ‘lig is ó Éirí lionndubh is ó ‘Sé…
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Cessation of production

After a long time of weighing up the odds, Paul has decided, with a heavy heart, that the time has now come for him to retire from the making of his beloved Bodhrans.   We have thoroughly enjoyed our time  making and meeting all our loyal customers from far and…
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Testimonials

"I received my Glencloy bodhran in the mail the other day. When I opened the carrying bag and saw my bodhran, I instantly fell in love with it. What a gorgeous bit of workmanship! The finish of the bodhran is the work of a master craftsman. The meticulous attention to detail is the work of an artist. But the sound of the bodhran. This is the work of a man who knows what he is about and how to build a bodhran! The deep resonance and the wide range of tonal effects set this bodhran apart as a serious, world class instrument. If you are looking for a bodhran for any reason, then you need look no further. Stunning and beautiful, an exciting and satisfying sound, prompt and reliable service, and a reasonable price. Play on!"