Friends

People we work with, play with, who use our drums, we admire, or just enjoy their company for a good session and a pint or two.  And a few other interesting links too…

 

Friends

Stevie Moises – all the beaters offered for sale by BOD are made for us by Stevie

Hedwitschak Drums – Christian makes beautiful traditional wooden bodhráns in Bavaria

Cormac Byrne – percussionist, teacher and our collaborator on the Talking Bodhrán

Evan Carson – brilliant drummer, good friend

Colin Harte – American ethnomusicologist with special interest in bodhrán and an early adoptor of the BODdrum

Coton Morris – if I can’t drum, I can at least be dancing

Ely and Littleport Riot – a women’s Morris side for which I play

Sutton Masque – yet another fine local Morris side for which I play

Catch the Pigeon – a ceilidh band for which I play

Dennis Cuddles Starlight Band – another celidh band for which I play

The Fountain – an Ely pub where I can often be found playing a session on Friday nights

Festivals

We are still waiting to confirm details for the 2021 Festival season, but these are some of our favourite events, which we have attended in the past, or hope soon to attend as vendors.  Watch the Blog for details of the coming season’s plans, as they are confirmed.

Ely Folk Festival  in Ely, Cambridgeshire, 9-11 July 2021.
For 2021 we are awaiting confirmation that vendor stalls can go ahead under Covid guidelines, and John will be playing his BODdrum (among other things!) with the  Dennis Cuddles Starlight Band.

Folk East at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk, 20-22 August 2021.
See their site for a frank discussion of the state of planning for this event in light of the pandemic.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, 27-30 August 2021.

Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick Castle Park, 15-18 July 2021.

World Music Workshop Festival  formerly known as Drum Camp, near Bungay, Suffolk.  Currently they are trying to organise a reduced event for September 4-5, 2021.

And More

Hurricane Airbrush Art – award winning airbrush artist, we love their work as you can see on our Custom Finishes and Uniques pages.

RAL Colour Palette – the standard (but extensive!) colour set for industrial powder coating.  The basic BODDrum uses a matte black finish of this type, but you can customise your BODdrum by choosing another colour from this range.