Malachy Kearns or Malachy bodhrán is well known throughout the world for his company Roundstone Musical Instruments which has been supplying quality bodhráns to traditional bodhrán players since 1978.
On the website there is a very interesting section on the history, lore and culture of the bodhrán as well as playing techniques. If you want more information on playing the bodhrán you will also find an instructional DVD from one of Ireland's top performers, Stefan Hannigan.
For more information on Malachy and his bodhráns check out the Roundstone Musical Instruments website.
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