Close up of the tuners and signature on a Glencloy 15" with a 6" rim

All bodhrans are made and prefected by Paul.  He spends a lot of time on each bodhran and wants to produce the perfect bodhran for each player.  Quality of skin ie light weight, medium weight or heavy weight skins can be requested.  Again the rim colour can be negotiated with Paul but basically there are 3 different colours, - ebony, medium oak and mahony - the most popular being the ebony.  All tuneable and indeed fixed skins come complete with tuners and one beater

 Please Note:  We use Natural Goat Skin and therefore the skins vary in density and texture, some may be quite see-through and others have small markings - these are all natural and do not affect the quality of the skin.  (The white skins are processed and mainly supplied from abroad)

When placing an order please confirm via separate email  if you want a bar fitted -  otherwise your order will be completed "without a bar"

Tunables usually do not have a design but again if a small design is wanted contact Paul for advise.

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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