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

Hello October

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So, the summer seems to have dissapeared all of a sudden and Autumn is upon us. I’ve been kept quite busy over the last few months with various projects and, for the first time in a long time, I’ve spent most of it at home in Scotland. I usually look forward to the tours abroad in the summer, but it’s … Read More

Recent CD Releases

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I’m featured on the following recently released CD’s : Julie Fowlis – Cuilidh (available to buy direct from Julie’s website) Maeve Mackinnon – Don’t Sing Lovesongs (on Foot Stompin Records) Archie McAllister – Fiddler’s Rock (on Skipinnish Records) Read more […]

July Update

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Hi folks, sorry for the lack of updates recently. Here’s what’s been going on over the last wee while. I was fortunate enough to be involved in a project by Aidan O’Rourke called “The Well”. This was a commission by An Tobar, the arts centre in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, as part of their 10th Year Anniversary. The … Read More