Violin- and bow-makers scheduled to appear at our 2020 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

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Violin Makers
John Cockburn

John Cockburn

Violin Makers

John Cockburn’s passion for violin making arose from lifelong obsessions with acoustics, craftsmanship, and music of all genres. Following stints...

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Bertrand Galen

Bertrand Galen

Violin Makers

Bertrand Galen learnt his craft at the French national school of violin making in Mirecourt, the Ecole Nationale de Lutherie,...

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David Munro

David Munro

Violin Makers

David Munro makes violins and violas for professional orchestral musicians, chamber music players and soloists. His instruments have recorded chamber...

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Conor Russell

Conor Russell

Violin Makers

Conor Russell was born in Dublin and studied violin making at the Cork School of Music from 1985 to 1988....

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Bow Makers
Noel Burke

Noel Burke

Bow Makers

Noel Burke began his bow making career in 1989 as apprentice to Charles Espey in Seattle Washington and later to...

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Niall Fleming

Niall Fleming

Bow Makers

In 2010 Niall completed the violin-making course in Newark. During his final year, Niall worked part time in Stringers violin...

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