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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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Re-launch of our New Webpage

From August 2012 Paul McAuley Bodhrans have re-launched their new up-dated webpage featuring their full range of bodhrans.  All our bodhrans are made from start to finish by Paul and most are specially comissioned to purchasers specification.  All tuneable bodhrans are finished to a high standard and as a rule…
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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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Testimonials

I am writing to say how pleased I am with my bodhran that you sent to me just before you left for Australia. When it arrived in January all I could do was a couple of quick, light strokes just to hear how the skin sounded. However, I was really pleased as soon as I opened the box. The quality of my bodhran is fantastic. Every part of it is smooth to the touch and just to handle it gives me such pleasure. I'm thrilled with the skin tone which is already rich and mellow. I'm so looking forward to being able to really explore its potential when my elbow permits. Thank you so much for discussing my purchase on the telephone, and the trouble and care you took over my bodhran. I'm so pleased I chose you to make it for me. I would recommend you, without hesitation, to anybody else that was considering buying a bodhran. Yours sincerely, Deborah Amor