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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My family and I from Canada were camping through Ireland about 8 summers ago. We came to your studio/house to buy a Bodhran. Your grandsons were there visiting, and my children still remember your wife’s comments about how much work they were and it was about time for them to go home. Anyway, after much debate-and a little talk about the beautiful lures you were also making-and two visits, we bought my a Bodhran and two tippers you had made. I was a beginner, but my wife carried the Bodhran on her lap in our small rental car the rest of the trip, and I practiced in the campgrounds, and took it to pubs through Ireland to play along. Today, I still enjoy your wonderful instrument, and use it regularly during choir concerts and Ceilidhs. Thank you for your craftsmanship and kindness. You signed the inside of the drum on the skin upon my request, but it has pretty much disappeared now. Tha t was a longer than expected note,but I. Wanted you to know your work is being used, and not just sitting in a cupboard here in Canada. I am a pianist, and take the Bodhran with me to play in the hotel after a days work when I’m travelling. Thank you. Hope you’re well. Mitchell Cox, musician ARCT, BMus c.1984 Music Director, Bridge Street United Church c.2017 Director, Vocalese Choir c.2011 Choral Director, Northumberland Orchestra and Choir c.2017 Examiner, Royal Conservatory of Music c.2004