SOK Top Ten Sites

1. The Trad Centre
2. Mad for Trad
3. Dervish
4. Frankie Gavin
5. Óige
6. Cara Dillon
7. Neill Lyons
8. Altan
9. The Kane Sisters
10. Flook

Welcome to the official website of Seamus O'Kane

43 years of bodhrán making & invention. (1969 - 2012)

NEW Bodhrán Stick Design - 14th November 2012 NEW

NEW Reworked Cam Tensioner System - 20th October 2012 NEW


NEW Tooless Knob for Single Screw Tensioner / Band Tensioner System ::CLICK HERE:: NEW

NEW Single Screw Tensioner / Band Tensioner System Bodhrán ::CLICK HERE:: NEW

NEW New Album by: Neill Lyons | Skins & Sins ::CLICK HERE:: NEW

View Video Footage of Seamus O'Kane NEW View VIDEO FOOTAGE of Seamus O'Kane :: CLICK HERE:: NEW View Video Footage of Seamus O'Kane

Single Screw Tensioner / Band Tensioner System Bodhrán

The primary focus of this site is to provide information on the bodhrán maker Seamus O'Kane, and to provide a little background information on bodhráns.

Drums are a universal instrument. In most cultures and tribes anywhere in the world, people make drums of some type. These drums are usually regarded as a significant element of the culture. The bodhrán, pronounced bo-ron or bow-ronn, is a hand held Irish frame drum with a single head, stemming from ancient origins.

Although variants of this design are found in many cultures, the bodhrán is usually associated with Irish traditional music. However, the bodhrán is now recognised as a versatile musical instrument and has been integrated into many different genres of music.

Use the links above and below to access information on Seamus O'Kane and his bodhrán making, and why not visit his top ten sites, which are shown on the left hand side of each page. Many thanks to Shari McGuirl for the order form. Enjoy your browse through this site!!!

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