The link below is to a radio interview John did with with Mary McGillis at the Celtic Connection in Lakefield, Ontario. She is hosting a radio show at Trent University.
Here are some pictures of the drum making workshop at Celtic Connection in Lakefield. Native American Frame Drums and Bodhran Drums are in process. The workshop setting is outside in the courtyard at the store. Very nice!
This saw blade xylophone is a musical creation made by John and entered into the Sir Sanford Fleming Faculty Show, at the Rails End Gallery and Art Centre in Haliburton, Ontario. The 15 saw blades are placed on a wooden resonator box. are off various sizes are spaced so that when struck give off a beautiful ringing sound. This beautifully toned creation will be staying a little longer and can now be viewed and played in the lower gallery.
If you have a heartbeat you can drum!
When John is not making drums he can be found working on a new prototype for his latest musical instrument made from recycled materials.