This is the website for professional harmonica player/maker Brendan Power. Here you'll find my albums, custom harmonicas, instructional material, upcoming gigs ... plus music to listen to, interesting stuff to read and links to click.
I'll always love playing and performing, but am equally engrossed by designing and making harmonicas. The two go hand-in-hand: to play the music I like in the way I want to, I've found the best way is to customise harmonicas in one way or another. All the harps I play are in one of my personal tunings, and have quite radical setups.
If you want to skip straight to the music albums, instructional material and custom harmonicas, just follow the appropriate links. Have fun!
December 2015 - DECEMBER TOUR AND WEBSITE SALE
I am now away touring in Austria with Tim Edey until the end of the year. Whilst I’m away there will be a reduced range of products available on my website, BUT ALL WITH 10% OFF!
Normal service will resume in the new year but until then you can order any of the following at the reduced price:
Paddy Richter Promasters
Irish Session Harps
10-Hole Slide Diatonics
All Books, CDs and MP3s
October 2015 - New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps, Bass Harmonica Progress
My new generation PowerBender and PowerDraw harps are
now available. 5 keys including Low F, improved in important areas, plus lower
price! Go to the '10 Hole Harps' drop down in the Harmonicas tab menu.
Currently I'm in the workshop adapting my unique THS
slider/mouthpiece system to the small Hohner 29 hole single-reed and double-reed
basses. It's quite a challenge, as they tend to be quirky old beasts - but fun!
The complete units will be availbe to buy by mid October to fit to your own bass
harmonica, or via 2-3 approved fitters in different part sof the world.
July 23 2015: Gone Fishing
Greetings Web Visitors! I'm travelling a lot in July/August: in Shanghai for a few days, then at the Seoul International Harmonica Festival.
After a few days home I'm off to the USA for the SPAH harmonica Festival and the Milwaukee Irish Fest.
I'm seeing these trips as a bit of a working holiday after a long stint in the workshop, so ordering links on my website are suspended for the duration. Please return from August 19th if you wish to order anything; in the meantime feel free to browse around, all other links are working.
Hopefully I'll meet some of you in person at one of the festivals - come and say hello!
May 3 2015: Stock Notice
All harps are now back in stock and available for order.
January 2015: 'HARP TO HARP' ALBUM RECORDING IN PROGRESS