hi and o’kane equivalent question.
Hi there, My name is Ben and I’m a bodhran and whistle player living in Australia. I’ve been using this site for a while but only recently signed up. I’m a huge ITM fan but make my living primarily as a jazz drummer and music teacher. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New South Wales so please spare me your "all bodhran players are un-educated tub thumping morons" spiels :)!!!!
Now on with my question.
I am a big fan of Seamus O’Kane bodhrans, however as many of you know he’s not taking orders right now. I know Rob Forkner makes a lambeg drum similar to the O’Kane but as I’m travelling to Ireland in June I’m curious to know of any other Irish makers who’s drums are of a similar sound quality and level of responsiveness as the O’Kane’s.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.