I have been very lucky meeting some incredible people and thank them for their kind words.
For the past 15 years or so I've always had to carry two bodhrans with me everywhere , but finally Ben March has created a drum for me that does everything, whether its playing down a back beat for the Chieftains duelling onstage with Ronan O'Snodaigh at a Kila gig or putting the drum through its paces with the contemporary jazzy trad of Cormac Breathnach, Ben's drum has it all covered. The quick tuning mechanism is a small revolution in itself ! Every time I take it out of its case and strike it , it puts a smile on my face . The sound is pure quality and Ben even managed to make it look amazing too !
Its a lovely wee drum !
I recorded some tracks on the new Bonny Men CD on one of Ben's Bodhrans and found that it was great for recording , it is also great for live gigs and is very reliable, easy and quick to tune
I just flew in from London this afternoon and there waiting for me was your fantastic Bodhran . Had a little play on it with Martin Hayes who is here with me at the moment and it sounds great altogether !
Ben's reliable craftsmanship, and excellently sourced skins create Bódhrans that will respond and react with deep bass tones and a bright top end that make them versatile enough to be used in sessions or studio work. Plus Ben is a pleasure to deal with, always willing to work with a player to create a drum that will suit your particular style and requirements. If you don't believe me, try one!
These beautiful instruments have the clarity and warmth needed to sound great in all situations from big arenas to sessions in small rooms . Ben saved the day for a Riverdance tour in China recently when our Bodhrans were falling apart due to the extreme weather changes , he sent out a fantastic drum with such a well designed tuning system and high quality skin that it sounded great wherever we went
In 2013, at the Derry Fleadh, I placed first in the All Ireland Bodhrán competition playing one of Ben's custom made bodhrán's. It's been my daily driver since 2012 and without it's brilliant range of tones and quality skin, I feel I would not have won the All Ireland . Ben's bodhrán's can certainly make a huge difference and I can't recommend them enough
No nonsense, high performance Bodhrans made for all levels of player at a highly competitive price ! What more do you want !"
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