Presentations and Research

I have presented a number of clinics and presentations on the bodhran and its use in Irish Traditional Music. These are listed below:


The Irish Bodhran in Context: Celebrating the Evolutions of a Modern Tradition                 

2013 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Indianapolis, Indiana

Co-presented with Andy Kruspe and Guest Musicians Mick Clem, John Skelton, and Garrett Smith

A preview article for our PASIC presentation was published in Percussive Notes, Vol. 51 No. 5, September 2013, p. 20-22.

Here are the other written materials relating to our presentation:

PASIC Clinic Handout

PASIC Extended Resource List


Tunes from Brittany

Berea Celtic Festival, assisting flutist John Skelton


The Bodhran in Irish Music: An Introduction                                                                                                   

1. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2x)

2. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

3. Illinois State University, Normal, IL

4. Lee University, Cleveland, TN

5. Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY

6. Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

7. University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

8. Tom Crean Authentic Ireland Festival, Murfreesboro, TN

9. Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

10. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

11. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


Passing A Day in Ballymenone, 2016

Texas Tech University