A European First
On Tuesday 22nd February ’00 Bodhran.com became the first website in Europe to carry the Chambers of Commerce ChamberSeal logo of Verification. The presentation took place in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. Present at the launch of the Seal were Government Minister for Public Enterprise Mary O’Rourke TD, Tom Clarke, President CCI, Simon Nugent, Chief Executive CCI , Paul Skehan, Deputy Secretary General, Eurochambers and, of course, Malachy Kearns, Managing Director of Roundstone Musical Instruments. The ChamberSeal verifies that this website is part of a properly constituted business engaged in e-commerce.
Article in Frommers 98
Milwaukee Festival August 98
Malachy Bodhran will be a guest at Milwaukee Festival 14th – 16th August 1998 and will have lots of bodhrans with him for you to choose from and will sign them along with his new book Wallup!.
Wallup! receives reviews
By Des Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway.
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The entire movie, Thats our bodhrán in the photo
Roundstone Musical Instruments have just received the WORLD EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to put the Riverdance Logo on bodhráns made by Roundstone Musical Instruments.
Johnny Ringo Mc Donagh
A new photo of “Johnny Ringo McDonagh” and “Malachy Bodhrán” (75Kb) taken after a recent visit to Malachy’s Bodhrans workshop. Ringo heads up the percussion with the Riverdance Troupe.
Milwaulkee Irish Festival
Roundstone Musical Instruments at the Milwaukee Irish Festival 15th-17th of August 1997 .Malachy Kearns will be appearing as a guest within the Cultural area of the Milwaulkee Folk Festival within the “Cultural area” – 15th -17th August 97. While there Malachy will sign copies of his new book “Wallup” – the Humour and Lore of Bodhrán Making. He is taking lots of Bodhráns and tuneable Bodhráns with him and will show the making and playing techniques . Eddie Cotter of Inisheer will also be assisting . Also see our hard plastic moulded Bodhrán case including delivery to the U.S.A.n_stamps.jpg (41682 bytes)
NEW Irish Stamp
Malachy Kearns is now a part of the aural and written tradition of Ireland. He was acknowledged by the Irish Govenment in 1997 with a postage stamp.
Roundstone Musical Instruments in Kenmare 16th of June 1997
Malachy Kearns will be at the Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare midday on June 16th showing some of his bodhráns, while the local area will be having an 18th century theme celibration involving vintage cars and much more…
“WALLUP!” Roundstone Musical Instrument launches a new book.
Roundstone Musical Instruments at the Eurovision
In 1997 RTE broad-cast the Eurovision Song Contest Saturday May 3 rd . Over three hundred million people in Europe Australia and the Middle East were watching on the night. Through out the programme there were video postcards intersperced between each song. The dominant themes these postcard were focused upon are The Islands”, “Music and Dance” and “Monuments in Time”. Shots of Dun Aengus, the Aran Islands and the Roundstone bodhrán maker Malachy Kearns were among some of the items features in the video clips. The Programme was the largest live television satellite transmission in the world and for the first time ever will be carried on the Internet.For details on how you can receive information about how the Eurovision Song contest went please visit their web site.