The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72571 Message #1252218
Posted By: PoppaGator
20-Aug-04 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran Questions
Subject: RE: Bodhran Questions
Glad to see some *positive* recommendations of various makers. I certainly understood Jack's reluctance to "name names" when discussing second-rate instruments, but there is certainly no reason to hold back mention of where to get good instruments.
I am reassured about the very prominent Mr. Kearns. It seems entirely plausible that his cheaper models are more for looks than for serious playing, while his expensive items are the basis for a well-earned good reputation.
I am emailing my brother a link to this thread. (He's an American living in England and, as mentioned above, a veteran professional soul/r&b drummer interested in taking up the bodhran.) I don't know whether he's made a purchase yet -- I hope not, because the information contained here would certainly help him.