Sean Bishop Is Awarded ‘Associate Of The Royal Academy Of Music’ Title At The Royal Academy Of Music

“I was extremely honoured and privileged this week to have been awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) title for my services to music as an instrument dealer. I studied viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London for a year in 1992 doing post graduate studies.
Of course it was obvious I would end up a violin dealer having sold the famous Prof. Erich Grunberg a violin bow in my first week.
I spent much of my free time (when not practising !) in the Luthier’s workshop – thanks David Rattray! – , whose wife would then become my shop PA in 2008 for 6 or so years!
I’m seen here with my wife, Sinead, whom I met in this very hall and our youngest of 4 children, Pierce.
It was a great event.”


Noel Burke: regarded as one of the World’s finest living bow makers – BOWS SOLD

Noel Burke can be regarded as one of the World’s finest living bow makers.

He studied with Espey in the USA and Thomachot in Paris. He then won every bow making competition around, including six gold medals at the Violin Society of America bow making competition (VSA). He is now often a judge!!

Based in Ireland, he has a long waiting list and a great list of well-known string playing clients.

As a good friend of the shop, we get his bows often and in inventory, we have 2 silver violin bows and these two beautiful gold violin bows.

I think I will cry if someone buys one of these!!!

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