Any Idea Who Made This Bodhran?

Any Idea Who Made This Bodhran?

Hi all,

May not be enough to go on, but I was wondering if just by looking at the accompanying photos, someone here might help me figure out who made this bodhran:

Photos here: http://www.brewsession.com/bodhran/

It was purchased three years ago in Custy’s Music Shop, in Ennis, Ireland. I can add more photos if need be. Or try and answer any more specific questions.

I’ve just been asked by a couple people here in California who made it, and I can’t give them an answer. 😉 At the time, the person in Custy’s told me, but I can’t remember.

Any idea?

Thanks!

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This looks like a Claddagh bodhran, made by Michael Vignoles, but wait for other replies… I’m probably wrong.

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Looks like a Brendan White instrument, I know he supplies Custys and he makes tunables

Regards

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It’s not a Brendan White, may well be a Vignoles as was mentioned, possibly one of Mike Quinlans

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Is it possible to contact someone at Custys and ask them again?

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Looks like it might be one of Paraic McNeela’s drums, I think Michael Vignoles makes the rims….

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"Is it possible to contact someone at Custys and ask them again?"

I emailed them a few months ago with the question and never got a reply. 😉

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Tuning system looks like Vignoles.

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That looks a lot (A LOT) like the Brendan White drum I have. The tuning system is identical. I’m not familiar with the other makers mentioned but my money is on Brendan. You can e-mail him: http://www.bodhran.nl/

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I’m almost 100% sure that it’s a Claddagh bodhrán made by Michael Vignoles.

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Well, it’s not a Brendan White. He took a look at the photos and said no, not his. Guess I’ll email a couple other makers and ask. Would be nice to solve the mystery.

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Yep, it was made by Michael Vignoles - just got a reply from him.

Thanks all for narrowing it down for me. 😀

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