Special auction for a very special cause

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My younger cousin Josh (17) was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has undergone various treatments for almost a year. With a strong support network around him and a determination to fight it, he has taken everything in his stride and faced the cancer head on (chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell transfusion). Up until recently, the treatment appeared to be … Read More

On the road with Treacherous Orchestra

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I’m on the road this week with the mighty Treacherous Orchestra, starting this evening in Perth Concert Hall as part of the Gordon Duncan Memorial Concert. Always great fun being on the road with the lads. Here’s where we’re playing this coming week if you fancy coming along. 29th Sep – Perth Concert Hall, Perth 30th Sep – Eilean Donan Castle, … Read More

Skype Lessons

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I’ve started offering bodhrán lessons over Skype, which has turned out to be very popular, and ideal for those without access to a teacher in their local area. For more info and to book a lesson click here.

The making of…

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I recently flew out to Germany to visit Christian whilst we were finalising the details for the launch of the new bodhrán and took a few snaps to show the whole process from start to finish. So you can see how the drum is built from scratch. In this first picture, you can see the 3 sheets of wood which … Read More

Special Introductory Price Extended

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For those interested in ordering the MON ‘Signature Series’, we’ve extended the special introductory price of only €400 plus p+p for one more day, so be quick. As of tomorrow, the regular price of €445 plus p+p will apply. Orders will begin shipping August/September.

New Website & New Signature Bodhrán

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Well, after 3 years of website neglect, I am back. A lick of paint here and there, and some exciting news too!  It’s been in development for some time, it’s now ready and I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new MON ‘Signature Series’ Bodhrán from Christian Hedwitschak. We’ll be launching the drum at Craiceann later this month and are … Read More

Hi 5

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Just back from Kazakhstan with the Kazak Ceilidh Commandos (Myself, Gary Innes, Ewen Henderson & Alec Dalglish). Also joining us for a few sets, the famous “Spud the Piper”. Had an absolute blast of a time in Atyrau and Aksai. We were out playing for 2 burns supper events and played a few other gigs in between. Managed to survive … Read More

New Records Out Now

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I’ve been lucky to be involved with some great new records which have been released over the last few months. I done some session work recording bodhrán on Duncan Chisholm’s new solo album “Farrar”, Karan Casey’s “Ships In The Forest” and Jenna Reid’s “The Laughing Girl”. I’ve just finished work on my good friend Kathleen Boyle’s debut solo record, “An … Read More

Ni Hao

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Just returned from a great trip to China. I was in Shanghai with Gary Innes (Box Club, Darien Project), Ewan Robertson (Breabach) and Tom Fulton playing at a St. Andrew’s Ceili for the British Chamber of Commerce. This was my first time in the Far East and I loved it. Amazing people, top food and great craic. Particularly enjoyed the … Read More