This site describes and promotes the unique bodhran summerschool, that takes place annually over five days at the end of June on the little island of Inis Oirr in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland.
Here is what happened in 2015
Craiceann 2015 brought a new teacher: Robbie Walsh, who established the Bodhran Buzz workshop series all over Ireland. Add to this last year’s new addition John Joe Kelly and our experienced team of the previous years and you get our tutorial team for 2015: John Joe Kelly, Martin O’Neill, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Robbie Walsh and Rolf Wagels.
We had two great concerts: one featured Kila’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh and friends and the other sported Caitlin Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, who brought a very special guest to the island: Bodhrán legend Colm Murphy!
The three workshops/lectures which take place during the day between classes were given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, bodhrán player, singer and poet and by Christian Hedwitschak, bodhrán maker.
Tipper maker Stevie Moises was at Craiceann 2015. Stevie Moises brought his mobile lathe and a selection of woods, so he was able to turn any tippers to your liking! He was working in his workshop during the week and was available for chats and tipper talk.
Caitlin Nic Gabhann,Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Colm Murphy
Rónán Ó Snodaigh