are based on instruments I have experience with, and makers I respect.
You can trust them!
- Yeah, it might be weird for a drum maker to have links to other bodhran
makers. One reason is that I think we ought to operate more as a community
rather than as competitors. The second thing is that drums really aren't
that expensive in the grand scheme of things, and you really ought to
own at least one drum from all of these makers as well:
O'Kane - A true living legend, and a hysterical individual. His
drums are some of the best I know of. Email him and ask him to tell you
why goats smell the way they do.
Alfonso - Makes fine drums, and is just up the road from me. The
best fashion sense of any bodhran maker.
Settles - No drum collection is complete without a deep shell
currach drum. You all must have one!
McAuley - This guy knows his craft. He does custom work also.
Give him a shout!
LeHart - A Breton maker and in my opinion one of the best flutes
available. Incredibly easy to fill and play and very affordable for what
Grinter - Some of the best crafted, finest playing flutes and
whistles I know of. Worth all the wait and all the pennies!
Hardie - Some of the best all-around whistles I know of. The man
can play too!
Preshaw - Marty made my first set of pipes. Very Rowesome-esque,
Lynch - Great pipe maker from the Midwestern US. I have a chanter
from Kirk and have loved it from day one!
Kennedy - THE up-and-coming pipe maker out there. Excellent pipes,
phenomenal flat sets.