about the art
As a luthier, Brian’s keen interest in ancient and medieval music has led him to build heritage instruments including: Guitars, Hammer Dulcimers, Hurdy-Gurdy’s, Bamboo Fiddles, Zithers and other imaginative string instruments. Brian is currently working on incorporating new technogy such as microcontrollers and analogue electronics into acoustic instruments to create new electro-acoustic instruments.
Brian is now accepting commissions for new instruments as well as customisations and repairs.
about the artist
Brian is an experienced craftsman and musician who designs and builds one of a kind musical instruments with unique character. He recently completed his studies in Musical Instrument Building and Repair at St. John’s Central College Cork. Drawing on two degrees in Astrophysics and Music Technology, he designs his instruments with a solid scientific understanding, technical intuition and an artist’s eye. These instruments are then executed using traditional hand woodworking techniques, creating bespoke pieces that are made to last.
Brian currently works as a Luthier at Cork Guitars.
He is a musician with 'Torcán' and 'The Underscrore Orkestra'.
Musical Instrument Building & Repair
MSc Music Technology
BSc Physics & Astrophysics