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
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
These are some of our favourite events, which we have attended in the past, or hope soon to attend as vendors. Unfortunately we will have to sit out much of the 2022 festival season ourselves, but keep an eye on the blog for news.
Ely Folk Festival in Ely, Cambridgeshire, 8-10 July 2022
Folk East at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk, 19-21 August 2022.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, 26-29 August 2022.
Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick Castle Park, 21-24 July 2022.
World Music Workshop Festival formerly known as Drum Camp, near Bungay, Suffolk. 2022 Dates to be announced.
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.