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Gary Leahy

Craft Type:  Bowmaking

Contact Details
Address: Kilbride, Newport, Co. Mayo.
Phone No.: 098 42569
Fax No.: 098 42569

Craft Details
Craft Description: Make bows for violin, viola and cello. Method used is a traditional French method wherein the bows are entirely handmade. Also repairs and restores bows.
Materials Used: Wood (pernambuco and ebony), silver, gold, bone, mother-of-pearl, lizard-skin, horsehair.
Objects Made: Violin, viola, and cello bows.

Other Details
Business Name:  Gary Leahy Bows
Goods Available from:  Various shops worldwide.
Workshop Opening Hrs.:  By appointment
Price Range of Goods Produced:  €2,000 - €3,500
Awards Won:  Won 3 awards in the RDS National Craft Competition, including 1st prize in the Musical Instrument Category, and the RDS award for excellence

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