Gumaroy Newman Didgeridoo Solo @ Spirit Gallery

Our good friend and regular visitor Gumaroy dropped in and kindly recorded a couple of video clips for us.

 

Not only is Gumaroy one of the most talented didge players in the country, he is also an indigenous storyteller, presenter, educator, songman and poet.

 

A proud descendant of the Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations, Gumaroy has performed in over 40 countries and is regularly called upon for major Australian events.

 

Gumaroy is available for corporate events, workshops, didgeridoo performances and lessons, educational programs and more. You can find more information at http://yidakiyulugi.com/

 

In the meantime watch Gumaroy perform a deadly didgeridoo solo below. Visit our YouTube channel to see Gumaroy explaining how to imitate Australian animals and create didgeridoo rhythms on the yidaki. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Watch Adam “CrookedStixz” Henwood Making A Didgeridoo

During our trip to the Melbourne didgeridoo festival in March we spent a couple of days with CrookedStixz didgeridoos himself, Mr Adam Henwood.

 

He was kind enough to allow us to film him for the entire day as he crafted and shaped a didgeridoo from a raw log into a finished didgeridoo.

 

Many thanks to Adam for allowing us to share this with the didge world. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Mark Atkins Workshop at Spirit Gallery – 5th March 2013 @ 6pm

Mark Atkins at Spirit Gallery Sydney.

 

Mark Atkins will be holding a didgeridoo workshop on the 5th of March at 6pm at Spirit Gallery Sydney in the Rocks. The workshop will be for intermediate to advanced players or for those who have at least mastered the art of circular breathing. The workshop will run for 2 hours and cost $50 with all funds going to Mark.

 

Mark is one of the most recognised didgeridoo players in the country. Mark is also recognised internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known for his skills as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker.

 

We already have 4 places booked and will limit the session to a maximum of 9 or 10. If you are interested send us an e-mail at info@spiritgallery.com.au or call the store on 92475961 to book your spot.

 

 

Scott Estrich – Queensland Didge Player, Teacher & Performer visits Spirit Gallery

We were lucky enough to have our friend from up North Scott Estrich recently visit us.

 

Scott regularly incorporates the didgeridoo into his staff team builiding, corporate and eucational events and courses - often using instruments sourced from Spirit Gallery.

 

Scott has been playing and teaching the didgeridoo for almost 10 years, and has entertained groups and public audiences in concerts and festivals across Australia and Europe. He has worked and trained with didjeridu masters Djalu Gurriwiwi,Milkay Mununggurr and Darryl Dikarrna

 

Scott is available for almost any didgeridoo event whether it be lessons, workshops, weddings or corporate events and more, If you need anything didgeridoo and you are near the Sunshine Coast then Scott is your man!

 

For more information you can viist his website  http://www.bushlab.com.au/lab/

 

Spirit Gallery Staff Profile : Sean “the professor” Patrick Ryan

Introducing Sean Patrick Ryan. Sean has been playing and performing with the didgeridoo for over 15 years. Sean belong to the Kuku Nyunkal bubu bamanga. (the people of the Black Cockatoo mother country) from north Queensland.

 

Sean is one of the few professional Aboriginal didgeridoo players based in Sydney, Australia. He has accompanied many artists from a wide range of genres at a variety of venues. From performances with Australia’s premier jazz musician James Morrison at the Sydney Opera House, performances with well known Aboriginal musician Frank Yamma at Fox Studios in Sydney; playing with Djs at night clubs; performances at Kirribilli House for the Governor General of Australia (2011 and 2010); didjeridoo performances for Hettie Perkins at The “Art and Soul” Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW , solo performances at Boardi Space at Peats Ridge Festival and an upcomg performance with Cirque Du Soleil, among others.

 

When he is not performing or booked for an event you can find Sean here at Spirit Gallery. There is not much he doesn’t know about the didgeridoo, hence the title “professor”

 

Sean also does all our private and group lessons and is also available for any event requiring an indigenous performer, educator and  didgeridoo player.

 

Want more information. Log onto Sean’s website – http://www.didjeridooplayer.com.au/

 

 

Spirit Gallery website launch

Spirit Gallery has launched its website. On these pages you will find a fantastic collection of Aboriginal art and an impressive collection of music quality didgeridoos.

 

There is artwork to suit all tastes and budgets with small pieces up to very large showcase pieces. We put fair margins on our work and keep them affordable ensuring good turnover for artist and fair prices for the art buyer .

 

Spirit Gallery is also the local hub for didgeridoo players in Sydney. We have spent the last five years scanning the country for every notable didgeridoo craftsmen and we finally think we have found them all.

 

Having hundreds of  instruments at any one time and  the top didgeridoo makers all under the one roof has allowed us to create what is considered by many to be the finest collection of didgeridoos in the county and for that matter in the world!!!  We have didgeridoos to suit all tastes, styles and budgets. We are now proud to present this collection online.

 

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to work on the site adding more didgeridoos, artwork and constantly keeping it fresh and updated. Stay tuned for more!!