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Following the success of the GOYT Craft Bodhrán Building Workshops across 2021-23, seeing 12 fantastic 'GOYT Workshop' Drums being brought into the world, I'm looking forward to offering dates in 2024. Being held at the new venue of the Rock Mill Centre, New Mills. 


Over 3 days, participants will learn the skills of Bodhrán construction; laminating plywood, using a router to profile bearing edges, marking and drilling for tuning hardware, finishing the shell with a shellac and wax, skinning the drum and completing the instrument with banding and tacks. It's a busy few days, and you will leave with a tuneable Bodhrán to cherish forever. The course price is £365, including all tools, materials, refreshments and tuition over the 3 days.


To enquire or book, email: maker@goytcraft by clicking the link.




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Bodhrán Lessons

I offer beginner/intermediate lessons direct from the workshop via zoom or locally at home if you wish. I have DBS and a wealth of experience teaching. If you want to work or fundamentals of playing, develop your skills in a particular style (reels, polkas, jigs...) or have a refresher class after a time way from the drum; I will work with you to deliver lessons that suit your needs. 

Lessons are £25 for 45 minutes with 10% discount if booked in blocks of 5.


To enquire or book, email: or contact through the contact form

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The Drums

My 'Origin' Bodhrans (£350):

14.5" or 16"

Birch with light goat skin,

6 (14" drums)  or 8 (16" drums)

Black GOYT semi-circle tuners, navy webbing,

nickel tacked with natural waxed outer rim 

and contrasting inner. 


 Custom orders by request:

I will work closely with you to create

a unique drum to your requirements.

Drums can be made in a range of diameters;

 (14 1/2", 16", 18") and  depth options

(3-8"); veneer choices, skins and finishes.  

Lead times range from 2-4 months depending on your drum choice & current order volume.

GOYT Craft is a small craft workshop and

I do not wish to rush orders.

If you wish to discuss my services or place an order, please leave a message in the section below and I will be in touch shortly.

Thank You.


Order direct to create your dream Bodhrán

Drums are only available by direct order through this site. I feel that this allows a better link between maker-player and allows for direct dialogue and understanding of the personal element of each drum and the musician that brings it to life. Orders can be placed through the button below, with a current waiting time of  3 months on Origin Series drums and 4+ months for custom orders.


You can order by following the link below:

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