Catch the Pigeon Ceilidh Band

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…



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

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


These are some of our favourite events, which we have attended in the past, or hope soon to attend as vendors. In 2024 we will be at Warwick, Folk East, Towersey, and Music Worldwide Summer camp.  Keep an eye on the blog for news.  John will be at the Ely Folk Festival playing with the Morris, but we won’t be there as vendors.

Ely Folk Festival  just outside Ely, Cambridgeshire, 12 to 14 July 2024

Folk East at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk, 16 to 18 August 2024

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, 23 to 26 August 2024

Towersey Festival at the Claydon Estate, near Buckingham, 23 to 26 August 2024

Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick Castle Park, 25 to 28 July 2024

Music Worldwide Summer Camp formerly known as Drum Camp or World Music Drumming Workshop Festival, near Bungay, Suffolk, 29 August to 1 September 2024

And More

Hurricane Airbrush Art – award winning airbrush artist, we love their work.  Hurricane meticulously handpaint the “settling stout” finish on the Cormac Byrne Talking Bodhrán, and they painted Ribbons and Carbon Fibre designs on two of our 14 inch Boddrums.

RAL Colour Palette – the standard (but extensive!) colour set for industrial powder coating.  The basic BODdrum line uses a matte black finish of this type, but you can customise your BODdrum by choosing another colour from this range.  See the BODdrums page for our matte black drums, and for two examples of dazzling metallic red or blue paint finishes on 16 inch drums.