"He will harp blow your socks off." - THE IRISH ECHO, New York.

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Welcome!

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.

For those interested in back stories there is info on my early playing years in New Zealand, and techie types can read the history of my many harmonica experiments and innovations over the years.

If you want to skip straight to the music albums, instructional material and custom harmonicas, just follow the appropriate links. Have fun!

News

September 2014    MP3 Album Deal: All Brendan's MP3 albums now £5 only! Additionally all customers buying an MP3 album before Christmas will be entered for the chance to win a 30 minute free harmonica lesson with Brendan via Skype.

July - September 2014
Recording for two upcoming albums, harmonica R&D for new models, gigs in UK & Ireland

June 2014
Brendan plays a week in Paris, plus the Green Note in London

May 2014
Brendan is in Canada playing shows in Toronto and the Festival la Grande Recontre in Montreal

February 2014
The first Limited Numbered Edition of 50 of the new X-Reed MB30 is posted to customers

December 2013
New harmonica models available! All are original designs by Brendan: the Slide Diatonic, Irish Session Harp, new ChromaBender in 6 keys, PowerDraw in 4 keys. They all do stuff that no other harps can. Click the Harmonicas page for more info and buying links

September 2013
The new website is launched!

September 2013
Seydel now has the Seydel Power Tunings page on their website! You can order the PowerBender and PowerDraw tunings there in ANY KEY in their popular Session Steel and 1847 Classic models. Check out the Videos too.

January 2013
New Chinese Harmonica is released. Chinese music played on specially designed x-reed harmonicas to get the authentic sound and flavours of traditional Chinese instruments like Hulusi and Erhu. A new harp sound!