Deadrat "bones"

 

 

BODHRANS

BEATERS

DULCIMERS

BONES

PSALTERIES

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PAINTINGS

 

An age old tradition in the north of England, playing the "bones" was a working mans accompaniment to the fiddle and the concertina, often helped along by the sound of clogs on flagstones and  a pint of real ale. The closely linked playing of spoons was generally left to the "namby-pamby southerners".    

"Bones" were often made from other materials such as slate, wood and stone as well as sheep's ribs.

Deadrat bones are hand-carved, sanded and polished and are packaged in pairs with a brief instructional leaflet. They are available in jarrah, sheoak and western rosewood. Sometimes in other timbers when available.