The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72571   Message #1251247
Posted By: PoppaGator
19-Aug-04 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran Questions
Subject: RE: Bodhran Questions
Jack, I wish you'd reveal the name of that famous maker of second-rate bohdrans. The information would be welcomed by anyone wishing to avoid being "taken" by him.

Might it be Malachy Kearns of Roundstone, Connemara, found at He's certainly well-publicized, he does promote sales of handpainted drumheads, and I would imagine that any Irish-American tourist making the trip all the way out to his location could easily be persuaded that their pilgrimage had resulted in finding the "real thing."

My brother, a longtime professional drummer but a neophyte when it comes to traditional music, is considering making a mail-order/internet purchase from Roundstone Musical Instruments. He's too good a musician to spend serious money on a mediocre instrument. I'd like to let him know who NOT to patronize.