Welcome to the
official website of Seamus O'Kane
43 years of bodhrán making & invention.
(1969 - 2012)
Bodhrán Stick Design - 14th November 2012
Reworked Cam Tensioner System - 20th October 2012
USING THE 1 SCREW TUNING SYSTEM
Tooless Knob for Single Screw Tensioner / Band Tensioner System
Screw Tensioner / Band Tensioner System Bodhrán
Album by: Neill Lyons | Skins & Sins ::CLICK HERE::
VIDEO FOOTAGE of Seamus O'Kane :: CLICK HERE::
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!!!