Bodhrans is a small company from Orkney, the group of islands that
lie to the north of Scotland.
by us, Jane and Eoin Leonard, the company began in a small way in
1996, making and selling handmade bodhrans and beaters to local
friends and family.
had been making bodhrans as a hobby since 1994 but as more and more
orders for drums came in, the hobby gradually grew into a business.
Over the years we have continued to develop our craft and the business,
finally taking the plunge and going full-time in November 1998.
now concentrates on the design and construction
of the drums and beaters while Jane lends her artistic talents
to the decoration of the frames.
the inception of the company much effort has gone into developing
and improving our distinctive drums. They are now shipped worldwide
and among the growing number of clients, Belgarth Bodhrans are used
by a number of professional musicians.
aim has always been to make a high quality musical instrument and
our simple philosophy is that if we only use top quality materials
and put our best efforts into each drum then we will not be far
off the mark.