About Padraig Dubhlaoidh
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Hibernian Violins has been part of the musical community in Malvern since 1988. Our location is at the foot of the Malvern Hills, in an area that is as convenient to visit as it is attractive. Motorway junctions are nearby and parking on arrival is easy. We are also close to Malvern Link rail station. The layout of our premises is also convenient for the undisturbed trial of instruments, accessories etc, and the siting of the workshop is particularly favoured by, the excellent quality of the light, which together with the beautiful location provides an ideal environment for the production of fine work. Although active nationally and internationally, we are also proud of the reputation we have established locally.
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Articles written by Padraig dealing with instrument conservation and other subjects.

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Padraig 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.

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