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About bodhrán-info

established 2005


Founded in 2005, bodhrán-info slowly became one of the leading sources for anything bodhrán related. The mix of information and the store for high quality bodhráns and high quality accessories makes bodhrán-info a unique resource.

Back in 1999 I built a small website from scratch. At first only to collect information about the bodhrán and to inform about my workshop dates at that time. When I started to sell bodhráns more often besides the workshops, I integrated a small store into the site and officially founded bodhrán-info in 2005.

The next big step was a completely new online presence in 2012, in which the store was significantly expanded and the CoreLine bodhrán series was added to the store. Fortunately, there was an increasing demand for high-quality bodhráns and accessories like tippers and I expanded the store in many steps.

But not only the store, but also information like a buying guide and background knowledge about the bodhrán was constantly expanded, so that people who want to buy a bodhrán can find as much background information as possible here.

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All about the Irish frame drum

Here, you will find bodhráns, tippers and accessories. Also information about the bodhrán, workshop dates and sounds and videos.

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Our Onlineshop

The shop is a small family business, run by Rolf and Karola Wagels. We offer individual advice based on my experience of 30 years of professional bodhrán playing and teaching. You have come to the right place if you want to buy a bodhran!

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Our showroom stocks all the products you find in the online sho. It is located near Hannover, Germany, please get in touch before you come, by appointment only!

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The Bodhrán

We offer extensive information on the bodhrán, its history and construction and on tippers. We also have a buyer's guide on what to take in account when buying a bodhrán.

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Hedwitschak Drums

Bodhran-info is a Hedwitschak Drums Premium Partner. The Hedwitschak Drums Premium Partners are closely integrated in all development processes at Hedwitschak drums. They support the development of new drum and tipper models, and the further development of existing products through their vast experience and their innovative approach. The Hedwitschak Premium Partners are Rolf Wagels and Stephan Moises.

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gregory Belland

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22 June 2024
I have had nothing but the best service. My questions were answered and a timely manner and the product was undeniably one of the best things I've ever bought. I give this the highest recommendation.

Victoria Morgan

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16 June 2024
These folks have the best tippers in the world!!

Leif Baumgarten

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01 June 2024
Um 14 Uhr eine Bestellung abgegeben, am selben Tag noch in der Post, am nächsten Tag bei mir! Abgesehen von der wahnsinnig schnellen Lieferung sind die Produkte top und spielen sich ausgezeichnet.

Stephen Byers

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20 April 2024
Dr. Wagels was ultimately helpful in answering my questions about bodhrans. I put him through a rather chaotic process of assembling an order for me, which he did with aplomb. The order was correct and arrived safely packed. I would encourage anyone interested in bodhrans and the joys of playing them to contact Dr. Wagels and discuss your needs with him. You will not be disappointed and may even decide to buy what amounts to the very best products available today. Highly recommended without reservations.

Matthew Bradford

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05 April 2024
Bought a HEDstrap for gigs. Well made, well designed product. Service was prompt and accurate.

David Biron

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19 February 2024
Rolf (aka Dr Wagels ) is a professional Bodhran player and has an in depth knowledge of all products on the website. He was very patient , understanding and helpful in guiding me toward my final selections. I can not wait to learn how to play these beautiful instruments. Thank You Rolf ! A special thank you also to the "Master Craftsman" Christian Hedwitschak for investing his time, talent and creative energy in developing these musical instruments. Thank You all

Jim Thompson

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06 March 2024
Great service! Love these tippers!

Doris Fuertes

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06 March 2024
Most importantly: it’s a beautiful instrument, admired by everyone who sees it. Service was very prompt, friendly. Rolf contacted me about an error in my order (wrong bag size for bodhrán ordered). Instrument arrived well wrapped in 6 days here on the US East Coast.

nils bücker

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01 March 2024
Hat alles super funktioniert und die Qualität ist top! Danke gerne wieder!

Alannah Reid

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16 February 2024
Amazing quality and super friendly customer service!! : )

steve robertson

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27 December 2023
Everything I've purchased from Dr. Wagels has been of the finest quality. My RWE is truly exceptional in design, craftsmanship, and performance. The Lambeg skin is so responsive and provides incredible tone.I recommend this business unconditionally.

Cathie Proffitt

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29 November 2023
Wow! What a great company. I ordered two Bodhrans and two bags. They arrived yesterday, well packaged. The drums are absolutely beautiful and the bags a well constructed. Rolf’s assistance was so valuable. He was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Even half a world away, I never had to wait long for a reply to my questions. I highly recommend this company!

Gary Gaughan-Smith

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11 November 2023
Great Business, great service. Have bought from Rolf several times and never had an issue. Always prompt deliveries and good prices.

Stuart Bates

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10 November 2023
Ordered a Coreline Universal for delivery to Ireland and the drum arrived in perfect condition. Rolf was exceptionally helpful with my questions and concerns about the size of the instrument (since I couldn't travel to Germany to try one out) and I would definitely recommend his online shop to anyone considering a Hedwitschak drum or any other Bodhran accessories.


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03 November 2023
My Bodhran case arrived very promptly, safe and sound. Fits like a glove. Great quality and features. I was kept well informed of shipping details. A painless operation all in all. I'll certainly visit Rolf's shop again.

Lorenzo Beverati

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04 August 2023
I liked very much this online shop and I ordered a customized drum. It arrived fast and safe and the drum sounded great

Sven Christ

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15 April 2023
Sehr übersichtlicher und leicht zu bedienender Shop. Viele Hörbeispiele welche die Entscheidung vereinfachen. Die verkaufte Ware ist von aller höchster Qualität. Der Hersteller lebt seine Produckte.

Antonín Janák

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08 April 2023
Over the past 15 years, I've had the pleasure of purchasing three bodhráns and a lot of accessories in Rolf's exceptional shop. His consistent availability for guidance, genuine friendliness, and honesty make every transaction an absolute delight. I couldn't be happier with my experiences doing business with him.

Patrick Yates

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25 February 2023
I’ve been all over the web looking for a Bodhran. The website for the Coraline series is fantastic, filled with helpful information. Inquiries about the drum were answered very quickly. In my search I also found various outside sources confirm that these drums, the maker, and the sales reps are musicians themselves and all top quality. Hope your experience is as good as mine.

william sulley

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17 February 2023
Ordering was simple. Several choices and easy to use form. The Bodhran is absolutely beautiful. Quality all the way. The sound right out of the box is great. Once broken in it will be even better.

Anton Sluijtman

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22 January 2023
I ordered multiple products, like a bodhran (I have two Hedwitschak bodhrans), the Hed Strap, and the Support HED. Both allowing for different playing techniques, and of course to play while standing or walking. The Hetwitschak bodhrans play better than any other I know. And the tuning mechanism is the best ever. Communication with Rolf went smooth and swift when needed. In short: I shall surely return!

Bill Baethke

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19 January 2023
I have purchased 2 drums from Rolf. Wonderful customer service, great inventory, and fast shipping. My RWE is an extraordinary drum. I highly recommend bodhran-info.

Niall McClean

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17 January 2023
Products are of very high quality. I now have 5 tippers from Rolf. All keep their shape very well. Will be buying more in the future. Niall, Music & Piano Centre, Ireland

Ryan Bee

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13 January 2023
my dowel rod tipper is absolutely perfect. i don't think you can make it any better. and great communication from the seller

Bruno Esattore

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07 November 2022
Wonderful experience. I love my new bodhran, result of few emails exchanged with Rolf (who has guided me in the process of choosing the best skin, size and rim for my taste) and Christian's unpaired skills. Super recommended!

Pat Nye

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09 October 2022
Thanks for a fun shopping experience. My sister, Janet Olson, wrote a 5 * review 2 weeks ago and told me all about her experience. I learned a lot from your videos and got just what I wanted. Can't wait to start drumming. Thank you again!

Carolyne Deer

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21 September 2022
Absolutely amazing customer service from Christian and superb product quality - highly recommend this website - you won't be disappointed if you purchase !!!!!!! 10/10

Janet Olson

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19 September 2022
Great website! Easy to use and very informative! Can hardly wait till my new Coreline Universal arrives!

Nicholas Austin Dwyer

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19 September 2022
Trustworthy store with great and prompt customer service!

Vincent Joris

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15 September 2022
Very detailed product information, from a very helpful and knowledgeable vendor (and highly skilled bodhranist). The delivery I received was faster than announced, and sturdily packed.

David Clarence

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10 August 2022
Excellent service and a beautiful instrument. Thanks Rolf and Christian!

Danny Jones

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02 August 2022
If you order anything from bodhran-info, Dr. Rolf Wagels will personally ensure you get what you need. I have purchased bodhrans and tippers from him, and he has turned me into a lifetime customer.

John Miskelly

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21 July 2022
I bought a bodhran from Rolf and both the choice of products and the service provided were absolutely top rate. The goods were sent immediately and actually arrived with me earlier than expected. I will be buying from him again in the future. Highly recommended.

Stevie Moises

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19 July 2022
Sehr schöne, übersichtliche Seite mit perfekter Betreuung und einwandfreier Bestellabwicklung! Besser geht nicht!

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