Padraig ó Dubhlaoidh (Pawrig O'Dooley)
is a professionally qualified violin maker, restorer and
conservator and an amateur violinist.
Born in Dublin in 1956 and sponsored by the Irish
Government in 1982 to study at the Welsh School of Violin
Making and Repair, his varied work experience has been in
the cities of Dublin, Birmingham and Vienna, before
settling in Malvern in 1988.
Padraig is no narrow specialist, taking equal pride in
the hand crafting of a new instrument to precise
requirements, as in restoring the 'voice' of a treasured
old instrument. He has also studied the scientific
conservation of musical instruments and is an accredited
Conservator of stringed instruments and bows. All his work
has the simple aim of facilitating better music making by
maximising the potential of the instruments, and to this
end his varied expertise is at your service.