Here is a smattering of the bodhrán players out there
who use my tippers in their craft:

John Joe Kelly, All Ireland champion bodhrán player and member of the Irish "Flook" owns four Hunter Tippers.
Thank you, Mr. Kelly!

[webmaster's note: though I've never had the pleasure of meeting the man,
out of deep respect for his talents,
I hereby dub this montáge,]

"A Bodhránist for All Seasons"

[all John Joe Kelly and Flook photos used by permission]


Flook is an amazing group of musicians;
Click on these photos to go to their web site.

Eileen Bozarth
Eileen Bozarth (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania) sings and plays guitar, bodhrán, & hammered dulcimer with south central PA's Inishowen.
Eileen owns three Hunter tippers.

Click on the photos or the band name
to access their web site.


Inishowen performing on the street in Cape May
["Captain" Ron Peters, Lynn Colgan Cohen, Eileen Bozarth, Henry Cohen]

[photos used by permission]

Kevin Clark, bodhran
Kevin Clark (Forth Worth, Texas) sings and plays bodhrán & percussion with the band Celtic Crossroads.
Kevin owns two Hunter tippers.

Click on the photos or the band name
to access their web site.

Celtic Crossroads

Celtic Crossroads

[photos used by permission]

D'Arcy Kavanagh sings and plays guitar, bodhrán & bones with the Alberta, Canada-based band, Glencoulee.
D'Arcy owns three Hunter tippers.

Click on the photos or the band name
to access their web site.


[photos used by permission]

Tommy Kochel

[photo used entirely without express permission but, instead,
with a secret pact, entered into in tontinesque style
by persons whose identities currently elude the authorities]

Tommy Kochel is
a college professor,
a professional bodhránist
of almost 20 years' experience,
and the webmaster of
in south central Pennsylvania;

Tommy owns four Hunter tippers
(including one with silver inlay
by Ira McWilliams),
and though he has owned
many a bodhrán over the years,
he currently plays only two
custom Hedwitschaks - one DSDT in padauk; one "MyOwnSpecial" bejeweled with silver knotwork pieces by MacManus and Sons of Berkeley, CA.
To read more about Tommy,
click on the photo to the left;
to read more about Tommy's bands,
click over there —>

Tommy plays with his band on a regular basis:

("folk music of Celtic origins")
a trio of musicians playing fiddles, guitars, mandolin, octave mandolin, Irish bouzouki, wooden flutes, wooden whistles, banjo mandolin, hurdy gurdy, bodhráns & bones, bass guitar, vocals and soon Northumbrian smallpipes.

Click on the name of the band above
to read more and listen to the music


Web page created and maintained by Tommy Kochel, December, 2004.
Last updated December 2005.