Harmonica Testimonials from some of the world most famous harmonica players Don Baker, Andy Irvine, Brendan Power (harmonica tech and inventor) and others can be seen below.
ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.
Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career.
From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.
Harmonica testimonials by Andy Irvine, recently Cathal has worked with Andy Irvine on his harmonicas (a lot of history with these harps!) Here what Andy has to say:
“It’s great, after all this time, to find a harmonica technician here in Ireland!
I’m delighted to give my full endorsement to his work, repairing and tuning harmonicas.
He does a very thorough job and from now on, I use no other!” – Andy Irvine
Brendan Power’s harmonica testimonial for Cathal:
“I taught Cathal the rudiments of harmonica repair a few years ago, and it’s good to see he’s developed his skills and created a successful small business. I now pass on some of my customers’ chromatic harmonica repair jobs to him.” – Brendan Power
Don Baker was born in Whitehall, Dublin. He is a singer-songwriter who plays the harmonica and the guitar. He appeared in several films, his most notable appearance being in In the Name of the Father and On the Nose. He has published harmonica instruction books and videos.
Don Baker on Cathal and his work:
“Cathal provides a much needed harmonica service. This guy knows his stuff when it comes to harmonica and he can play too!” – Don Baker
Harmonica testimonials from Macdara Ó Faoláin. Macdara is a young musician and founder member of the band Nuadán. A great traditional Irish dance band. Here’s what Macdara has to say about Cathal’s service:
“Cathal has been repairing and customising harmonicas for me for two years now, and I am still utterly impressed! Cathal’s harmonicas sound fantastic and they’re very easy to play! Cathal is great for changing tunings and repairing other harmonicas too, and when I get a harmonica back from a repair, it sounds better than it did when I bought it!” – Macdara Ó Faoláin