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Roundstone Music & Crafts

I.D.A. Craft Centre Monastery Road | IDA Park, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35808
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A nice shop to get your custom bodhran

My wife and I visited the shop in late May. It is a very good sized ship with a great selection of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
joel h
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A favorite stop!

Visited the Roundstone Music store in early July 2017. We were delighted to find Malachy in and he... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Rosemary B
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Roundstone Music & Craft - within the walls of an old Franciscan Monastery ( 1845) in the quaint fishing village of Roundstone.Connemara Here you can see Ireland's oldest craft - Bodhran making. The Bodhran or Irish Drum is probably Ireland's oldest musical instrument - The Pulse of Irish Music - and this ancient craft is carried on at Roundstone Music. Regular Talks and demonstrations are given about this famous instrument. Pls book IN advance E 8.00 Per PERSON .. "TALK" by Malachy Kearns e mail bookings please .. PREFERABLY min 8 people (or E 60.00 TOTAL Charge for small group) ., Open 7 days 10.30 am to 6 pm ... OPEN 6 Days in winter ( closed sun ) open 10.15am June/July/ Aug. Close 7.30pm. Est 1976. Makers of Original Riverdance Stage Drums. Master Bodhran Makers for 40 years +. Welcome
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I.D.A. Craft Centre Monastery Road | IDA Park, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the shop in late May. It is a very good sized ship with a great selection of all sizes of bodhran. The staff was extremely helpful and even gave my wife a quick lesson! Most pubs you walk into will...More

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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh Thank You for kind words. Much appreciated. Gifty , my wife is quite ill this week , so it’s lovely to hear your comments. Ta. ‘ Malachy bodhran’

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Visited the Roundstone Music store in early July 2017. We were delighted to find Malachy in and he personally helped us select a Bohdran which I treasure and have on the wall in my music studio here at home. He was fun and interesting to...More

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Tradmal, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rosemary. Oh Thank You for such strong recommendation. We enjoy engaging with fine people. It helps us along each day. Glad you enjoyed your Bodhran n Gift purchases. Best to You. Malachy n Gifty Kearns. Open 7 days A week 10.30am to 7.30pm. Welcome....More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited this establishment for several years and frankly the last couple of years have been a big disappointment. The place is grubby and smells dirty . The ladies running the store are unpleasant and unhelpful. The toilets were a disgrace . We will...More

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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Ann. Oh ! Our Visitor Book daily comments are especially nice. So I am confused. Our Toilets are spotless and newly refurbished ladt year ,, new tiles , counter tops etc. we are at The edge of Atlantic Icean so a Seaside Smell endures...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was a tardis... much bigger on the inside than it appeared outside. Quite a variety of stuff on offer too. Managed to find some older Wild Goose studio pieces so delighted. Bodhran making area very interesting too.

Thank Teresa C
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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Great to hear you liked your visit so much. Appreciated. Malachy k

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

There were signs everywhere telling you not to take photos, not to use the tin whistles, although there was a child clearly enjoying the tin whistles! In the cafe area you are asked to go outside if you want to use your phone! It was...More

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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

European and Irish Health Guidelines demand hygiene around Wind and Mouth Musical Instruments. ,, hence our Sign explaining this. We give Talks in our Craft - Bodhran Making ,, hence Notice re mobile phone use inside ,, We are by the ocean edge ,, a...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Roundstone Music and Crafts centre after ten years to a place that I didn't recognise. We thought we could see a demonstration and have a coffee too. We were met at the door by a strong musty, damp smell as though there...More

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Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We are confused ,,, we are The Same business and Bodhran today as we were 10 years ago ,, it's an authentic Craft we love and never wish to change ,, we employ less staff due to recession and reduced Wholesaling ( 97% of Bodhrans...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were making an unexpected visit to beautiful Roundstone and stumbled into Malachy's shop. I had no intention of doing so but ended up buying a bodhran. Thought it would simply make a good conversation piece but now I am really trying to play the...More

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Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Ah Thank You for kind words. I notice comments in our Visitor Book over last 6 months are superb so it seems our renewed efforts are working. It's uplifting to hear from You. Thank You. Malachy & Gifty Kearns

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you are into music and want to own a bodhran that's the place to go. Malachy Kearns, one of few professional bodhran makers, is producing a wide variety of sizes and designs. Besides that you can enjoy a coffee inside the shop or sit...More

1  Thank Martin R
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Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Nice review. Appreciated. We do our best each day. Craft work is more testing nowadays as world changes do quickly. Thank You. Malachy

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I bought one of Malachy Kearns' Bodhrans in 1987 and I can say it has stood the test of the time very well. In all those years it has travelled with me twice around the world from warm climates with high humidity as Tahiti to...More

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Malachy K, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Axel. Ah great to hear your comments. It lifts us up. Glad Your Bodhran is in great shape after 30 years of use and world travel. I appreciate hearing this. Beir Bua. ' Malachy Bodhran'.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited here many times over the years. Come and see Bohdruns made as well as other instruments. Have a go at playing something new! Cafe attached. I must say though, we called by expecting it to be closed, being March. No one was...More

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celt57, Owner at Roundstone Music & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hello and Thank You for kind words. We are 40 years here doing our best. 97% of Bodhrans are now made in Pakistan , India and China. The market and prices are v stressed for us for 20 years actually. We have scaled back to...More

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we are open 6 days a week 11 am to 6pm 7 days a week from Easter week til Nov welcome malachy and gifty in connemara.
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