to our correspondent in Northern Ireland, Paul Marshall for
help with this page. Paul's two drumming websites are quite awesome
in their own right: Powerhaus,
and Drum Dojo...
Like everywhere nowadays, it's not all just traditional drums of
Ireland. Paul has invented the PeloDrum, a large drum of a new design.
"Pelo" is a Romany word for brother or friend, it is designed
for two players and he views it as a friendship drum for his country.
It's a mix between a chu daiko (scale and pitch) a big
dun dun (tensioning and tuning mechanism) and a kit drum
(the two heads are independently tunable).
here for more on the Pelodrum
Paul is based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and he is pushing the
envelope of what is going on over there. Go, Paul! If you have questions
or comments, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
More Irish drumming links
here's the skinny on Paul Marshall's percussive activities.
Bodhran, Lambeg, Tabla, Djembe; To know what's going on in Ireland.
These guys are a must see.
Drums - Unusual designs; check it out..