After several requests (i do listen you know;) we now have a Videos page and a YouTube channel which you can subscribe to on YouTube if you know how to do such things.
Thank you as always for your continuing support and messages of encouragement.
Great News, Through October and November This year (2012) i will be touring Germany with the 2012 Irish Folk Festival Tour.
It’s going to be great being on the the road with some very fine musicians and taking the festival across Germany to a whole new audience.
Full tour details are available from the 2012 Irish Folk Festival Website
See you on the road, Ian.
Bodhran Player Extrordinaire and good friend Rolf Wagels is auctioning His Prototype RWE Bodhran on ebay and donating the proceeds to Casa Alianza to help the street kids of South America.
CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE AUCTION
“I want to auction off this unique prototype (available only once on our planet!) for a good cause at ebay. It took me a while to figure out where the money should go to, but when I heard the CD “Celtic Connections”” by my long time friend Ian Smith, singer/songwriter from Donegal, Ireland the decision was made easy: The CD contains a song by Ian called “Pablo’s Eyes”, and it’s about the “street kids” in South America. All proceeds from this song go to Casa Alianza (South America Division) and the proceeds from the this auction will go to Casa Alianza as well:
Through Ian Smith’s activities we have a direct connection to Peggy Healy Senior Vice President – Latin America, where all the proceeds will go to.”
“Together with Christian Hedwitschak I developed the drum of my dreams, Christian decided to call it the RWE (Rolf Wagels Edition). We import Lambeg skins with the help of Seamus O’Kane, the drummaker from the North from the makers who supply Seamus. The tuning system uses an idea by Robert Forkner from Texas (Metloef drums) who developed a toolless tuning system, which we adopted and modified.”
This is unique opportunity to Own a truly excellent instrument and spread a little love at the same time.
The winner of the Auction will recieve;
1. RWE prototype black/red tuning rim
2. A tipper of choice from the shop at bodhran-info
3. A Celtic Connections CD
CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE AUCTION AND GET BIDDING!
Big Thanks to Rolf for his generosity and to all who show they’re support in this fine cause.
Due to popular demand (that always sounds good) we now have a guestbook.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions about the website, Please keep them coming and feel free to leave your comments and suggestions on the new guestbook page.
I Had a Great launch on Sat night, And want to say thanks to all the great people,friends and musicians who came along. As well as the Donegal/Irish There were people from Scotland,England,Usa,Germany,Switzerland,France,Italy,Australia. So it felt like a real United Nations Gathering, with some awesome music on the night.
P.S I’ll be on Highland radio on Mon Night 10th Talking to Tommy Rosney 9 till 10pm.
(Listen online at HighlandRadio.com )
It’s finally here!
Now we can make full use of this new fangled inter-web thing….
I hope you enjoy visiting the website and please leave a comment if anything isn’t working quite right.
all the best.