Quinn Harps was launched a few years ago by Pat Quinn, an expert craftsman with 50 years experience in manufacturing high- class furniture for domestic and church clients. He manufactures a range of harps which were featured at the All-Ireland GAA Scor finals in Derry as part of the 2013 City of Culture.
The speciality of Quinn Harps is the AISLINN, the 34-string Quinn design, providing the traditional music scene with the ideal instrument for this unique genre. A variety of timbers are used in the Harp manufacture with high quality hardware and strings to compliment the unique soundboard and sound box.
Here are some examples of Quinn Harps:
As part of his repertoire Pat also produces a range of Bodhrans.
The Bodhrans crafted by Pat have been classed as having a distinctive tone particularly his 12-inch (300mm) drum. 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, 6-point or 8-point tuning systems. Here are three examples of Pat’s 12-inch tuneable Bodhrans:
Other sizes of Bodhrans are available and speciality drums can be designed and crafted to the needs of the user.
Many sizes and shapers of Tippers are also available.
Oh yeah and then there is his rocking horse collection.
Phone:- UK— 028 79632342 or MOB 0287851189103
ROI— 0044 2879632342 or 048 79632342 MOB. 00447851189103
Address—53, Meeting Street, MAGHERAFELT, CO Derry, BT45 6BW.