Pizza Box Bodhran
by Chris Caswell
A perennial favorite, bring a box to bang on and get strong foundations
on this Celtic hand drumming from a master player.
Chris Caswell is one of
the world's finest players and makers of the Celtic harp. He is also
a respected performer on
the Scottish bagpipes, Irish flute and tin whistle, and the bodhran.
Chris is a true Celtic
bard, weaving a fierce beauty through intense playing and delight.
As he plays, his music
is informed by Wales, the Middle East, Latin America, the French countryside – anywhere
from which his deep experience can move the listener towards the realm
of resonance wherein the true heart abides.
Chris recorded three albums and toured North America
and Europe with Robin Williamson and His Merry Band, beginning in 1976.
In 1980 he formed Caswell Carnahan with Danny Carnahan and recorded
two albums (re-released in 1995). Chris's Christmas CD, "Celtic
Tidings" and his solo harp CD, "Holy Wood" were released
in the late '90s.
continually works with Bay Area artists as an audio engineer, and
has produced and composed for film and broadcast video. A natural teacher,
he has held harp retreats throughout the country, and taught at numerous
camps. He has a popular instructional bodhran video.
CASWELL HARPS was established in
1977, and re-established in 2004 in Berkeley, California. As a harp
maker. Chris is known for blending tradition and innovation. His harps
are considered among the finest traditional harps available.