Every since Pat Quinn(my Da) made me a ‘wee’ Bodhran, I have ditched my more expensive purchases in preference for these more leaner meaner versions. Personally, I prefer a slightly smaller bodhran, (12” x 6”) and these are perfect as they pack the same ‘boom’ that a larger drum provide at a fraction of the space. He made a few more and started selling them and the Pat Quinn Bodhran series was born.
There are a few of the first generation ones left (see slide show below) retailing at £175, and there will be a new and improved second generation coming soon. If you are curious about how they sound pop down to the Duke of York any Sunday and the venerable Noel Maguire will be rattling away (if he gets bored of his mandalo-singing exploits).
The basic frame is laminated from aircraft quality Birch plywood, clad with exotic hardwood veneers. Pat manufactures the tuners himself, designed for ease of access and adjustment. The skins used are best- quality goat skins used for Lambeg drums. 5-point tuning systems.
Phone:- UK— 028 79632342 or MOB 0287851189103
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