(August 2012) Back in Scotland after three weeks home in Cape Breton. I had the most amazing week with my bodhran students at the Gaelic College.
We had a bit of a BodhranExpert Platinum members reunion with drummers flying and driving in from Ireland, California, Ontario, Manitoba, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania as well as locals from the Maritimes.
Lots of photos still to come from that, but I am really excited to share this incredible tipper collection with you. I have huge ‘tipper envy’ for my friend Lauraileen O’Connor’s bodhran tipper collection.
Tipper Collection (1st Half)
The tippers in the photo are numbered so you can see who made it below. Most names are hyperlinked to take you directly to the maker’s site.
1. Valentin at Craiceann (Aislin Ceoil on FB)
2. Don’t remember who made it but it was made for Craiceann 2011
3. Allan Collison at Craiceann
4. Allen Kirkpatrick of Bethesda Woodworks
5. Christian Hedwitshak
6. Ben March
7. Neil Lyons
8. Falconwood Tippers Robbie Walsh edition
9. Falconwood Tippers
10. Christian Hedwitshak
12. Falconwood Tippers
13. Allen Kirkpatrick of BethesdaWoodworks
15. Christian Hedwitshak
17. Falconwood Tippers
18. Glenn Stout
19. Falconwood Tippers
23. Brian’s Bodhran Beaters (made from the wood of table damage in a fire – still has a burn mark on it!)
I was lucky enough to get a brief try with most of these and realized it’s time to invest in a few new beaters myself. This is only HALF OF THE COLLECTION. Click here to see the 2nd Half.
Can you do me a favour? Could you please leave a comment if you have any of these and share what you think of them so others can benefit from your first hand experience.
Also feel free to add any information you might have about the unknown make and contact info for any of the names not linked to a maker’s website or Facebook page.
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