The bow that I have used for the last few years was made by my younger brother Noel who has become a very fine maker and winner of several prestigious awards. He began his bow-making career in Portland, Oregon under the tutelage of Robert Shallock (who also made a great bow for me some years ago) and, after some years spent working in Paris, France and Cremona, Italy, Noel now lives in Westport, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland.