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 do not come with a cross bar, so if you want one please confirm with Paul  by email or phone.   A tipper/beater and a tuning key with a wooden, hand-turned handle are included in the price. 

We offer 2 sizes in our Fixed skin bodhrans - a Glenariffe 15" and a Glentaisie 18" - these can be personalised with a simple Celtic design, name of birth, wedding or basically any date of importance.  These designs are hand completed by Paul and will only wear off with constant playing. 

We use goat skins and try, where possible, to source skins from our local Lambeg makers and hand pick skins to suit each individual choice.  Rims can be finished in three basic finishes, ebony, mahogany and natural oak so again just confirm with Paul your choice.

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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