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Video

Welcome to the videos. I gathered a small collection of videos from youtube that is more or less related to myself. First of all, a few live recordings, mainly gigs, but also a recording of a session in Ennis that I really like.

The Munich Sessions - Reels

Rolf Wagels (2), teacher's recital - Craiceann Bodhrán Festival 2017

Cara - Cain's war

Cara Live Trailer 2017

Cara - Time to be worried

The Munich Sessions - Jigs

Cara - Anchor in the Sky

Teacher's recital: Rolf Wagels, Craiceann Bodhrán Festival 2016

CARA - The Oliver Plunkett, 35th Cork Folk Festival, Cork,Ireland 05.10.14.

Bodhran Duett Eamon Murray Rolf Wagels

Teachers recital: Rolf Wagels - Craiceann video notes 2015

Cara live 2015 - Masters of Consequence and Bodhrán Solo by Rolf Wagels (14/20)

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Next, a few videos about the RWE, including two promo videos, (one in German, one in English) and a some "gigs" of the RWE with different musicians.

Die RWE (Rolf Wagels Edition) bodhrán

The RWE (Rolf Wagels Edition) bodhrán

Cara - Horizon EPK

Frankie Gavin & the new Dé Dannan - De Dannan Late Late Show

FullSet - Tree Reels, Glenstal Abbey 2011

FullSet - The Heathery Cruach, Duiske Abbey 2011

The Michael McGoldrick Band performing "Farewell to Whalley Range & Roddy McDonald's Fancy"

Munnelly Band - bodhran solo

Sound

Here are some soundsamples. First, excerpts from all 18 tracks of the CD 'Bodhran Insight', including some tracks I recorded with my main band Cara. More sounds with Cara can be found on the Cara Homepage.
The CD 'Bodhran Insight' can be bought either here or in the shop.

Next, are some projects that I've been involved with.
Watergrasshill: a great CD by Uilleann piper Johannes Schiefner, which can be found here or here.
Blue: a CD with Tobi Kurig, Coleman Connolly, and Franziska Urton, which can be purchased here.
Olaf Sickmann's CD is also available in my shop.

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And finally a few tracks from the Steampacket CD: "Homecoming", which is also available in the shop.

Pictures

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The new showroom

A few drums
A few drums
CoreLines, RWEs, MOS and MON
CoreLines and RWEs
RWE and MOS
RWEs
MOS, MON, CL black
CoreLines
Tippers and cases
Tippers
ChangeHED skins
ChangeHED skins
Tutorials and stands

A few live pics

Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Cara
Live with Grada as a very spontaneous guest
Live with Cara at ICONS, Boston
Live with Cara at ICONS, Boston
Live with Cara at ICONS, Boston
Live with Cara at Milwaukee Irish Fest
Great Farewell at Milwaukee Irish Fest
Great Farewell at Milwaukee Irish Fest
Venue at US tour with Cara
Venue at US tour with Cara

Pics from workshops

My first drum, a Brendan White single skin he had made for himself. Bought in 1993.
My first drum, a Brendan White single skin he had made for himself. Bought in 1993.
My first drum, a Brendan White single skin he had made for himself. The Allen key has his magnet!
My first drum, a Brendan White single skin he had made for himself. Too many rim shots?
My second drum (in addition to the first), a Brendan White double skin skin. Bought in 1996
My second drum (in addition to the first), a Brendan White double skin skin. Bought in 1996
My second drum (in addition to the first), a Brendan White double skin skin. Bought in 1996
My second drum (in addition to the first), a Brendan White double skin skin. Bought in 1996. Brendans then new tuning system
An Eckermann double skin, very soft sound, it used to have jingles, which I removed. Sorry, Norbert! (1997)
An Eckermann double skin, very soft sound, it used to have jingles, which I removed. Sorry, Norbert! (1997)
An Eckermann double skin, very soft sound, it used to have jingles, which I removed. Sorry, Norbert! (1997)
Seamus O'Kane spoiled me forever with his Lambeg skin drums (2000)
Seamus O'Kane spoiled me forever with his Lambeg skin drums (2000)
Seamus O'Kane spoiled me forever with his Lambeg skin drums (2000)
Seamus O'Kane spoiled me forever with his Lambeg skin drums (2000)
The RWE, the signature line drum I play since 2005.
The RWE, the signature line drum I play since 2005.
The RWE, the signature line drum I play since 2005.
The RWE, the signature line drum I play since 2005.

Recording sessions

Recording Cara Long Distance Love
Reording Bodhran Insight in our home
Reording Bodhran Insight in our home, needed a few bodhrans for this track
Reording Bodhran Insight in our home, needed a few bodhrans for this track
Reording and testing a few Hedwischak drums in the artes records studio
Reording and testing a few Hedwischak drums in the artes records studio
Reording and testing a few Hedwischak drums in the artes records studio

My drums since 1993

One of the first workshops (2000)
with DeReelium at the Rudolstadt Festival 2000
with DeReelium at the Rudolstadt Festival 2000
with DeReelium at the Rudolstadt Festival 2000
Folkfest Bobenheim with Gudrun Walther (2001)
With DeReelium in Schwedt (2002)
One of the first BodhránWeekends (2002)
One of the first BodhránWeekends (2002)
One of the first BodhránWeekends (2002)
One of the first BodhránWeekends (2002)
One of the first BodhránWeekends (2002)
Recording the Steampacket CD (2001)
with Jens Kommnick and Siobhan Kennedy at the Cebit (2002)
with DeReleelium at Harry's farm festival, Reddebeitz, 2003
with DeReleelium at Harry's farm festival, Reddebeitz, 2003
with DeReleelium at Harry's farm festival, Reddebeitz, 2003
with Steampacket at the Brotfabrik, Frankfurt (2004)
with Steampacket at the Brotfabrik, Frankfurt (2004)
First Bodhrán Workshop in Venne (2005)
First Bodhrán Workshop in Venne (2005)
with Flook and Cara in France (2005)

The RWE gets to see the world

The famous blue sofa at home and some RWE
The RWE with John Joe Kelly in Mexico
Eamon Moloney of The Full Set
The RWE in China with Eric Cunningham (Frankie Gavin & The New De Dannan)
The RWE in the US at a reception with President Barack Obama with Eric Cunningham (Frankie Gavin & The New De Dannan)
Kieran Munnelly and his RWE
Pinto von Versengold, a german medieval band, also has an RWE

The good old days

BodhránWeekend Vollmerz
BodhránWeekend Vollmerz
BodhránWeekend Proitze, last day, hence the Coke
BodhránWeekend Proitze, anniversary with Eamon Murray and Uli Schäfers
Bodhrán Summerschool Craiceann, teachers concert
Bodhrán Summerschool Craiceann, teachers concert
Bodhrán Summerschool Craiceann, presentation
Bodhrán Summerschool Craiceann, teachers concert (2005)
Bodhrán Summerschool Craiceann, classes
Irish Winter Proitze, pupils concert
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester - Day of Percussion
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester - Day of Percussion
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester - Day of Percussion
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester - Day of Percussion, with Rob Lea, BBC Philharmonic

Media

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