Australia’s most creative didge maker, Tynon from Heartland Didgeridoos, came for a visit a couple of weeks ago and with him brought down what is probably the best collection of Heartland didgeridoos we have ever seen.
Over 30 immaculately crafted didgeridoos of the highest standard.
Check out Tynon with the 2.25metre 30-40cm bell monster didge below.
An awesome bunch of new Tristan O’Meara Didgeridoos has arrived at our doorstep and they have surpassed all expectation! Improved sound, workmanship and overall quality on what was already a great product.
Tristan has now rightfully taken his place as one of the countries leading instrument makers. Also being one of the youngest high end didge makers, Tristan represents the future of quality didge making in this country and as many of you players already know we only have a handful of reputable makers left.
Just as an example of the superb workmanship on these instruments, Tristan has kindly explained his new improved finishing technique. In his own words -
“ive used a 2pac epoxy resin. its the absolute best stuff available on the market, its a high clear resin thats got special uv protectants in it and is guaranteed for 20 years without discolouration and thats on outdoor furniture!! on a didj it should last a bloody lifetime! it costs a bloody small fortune for this stuff! each didj has about 40 bucks worth of epoxy on it.
ive used 3 coats on the outside and one on the inside for extra protection and a full seal.
each coat is cut back smooth, and the final coat is cut back thru sanding grits 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, then a fine steel wool polish.
after that its a hand rag polish with canuaba wax which is made in australia by australian owned company its made with natural bees wax, canuaba oil and a few other oils blended in. it sets hard to form a film layer on the epoxy bringing the instrument to a FRENCH OILED POLISH LOOK. but has the strength of the epoxy under it”
Check out the new Tristan O’Meara didgeridoos and watch Tristan below on his most recent visit visit to Spirit Gallery performing with didgeridoo, guitar and vocals.
We love showcasing the didgeridoo talent in our hometown Sydney. Introducing Quinto Antonio. He has been playing didgeridoo for over 20 years and is a regular on the didgeridoo scene in Sydney.
You can find his CD titled “didgbeat” in store and we will get it online soon. Enjoy!
Tynon Bradford of Heartland Didgeridoos made the long trip down to Sydney from Bellingen and with him came approximately 25 of the nicest Heartland didgeridoos we think we have ever seen.
A master craftsmen with the utmost attention to detail, we are proud Tynon has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his primary retail outlet. Tynon keeps his finest work for Spirit Gallery including this crazy 3 metre didge pictured above.
Check out the new range of Heartland Didgeridoos!
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!
For all the kiwi’s out there, the crew from the Erin Simpson show recently visited Australia and filmed some of their popular tv show right here in the heart of Sydney.
During their feature on Sydney’s attractions they spent an afternoon filming from Spirit Gallery. They were kind enough to send us some of the footage.
German Didgeridoo and Cajon Drum player Mario Kostka dropped into Spirit Gallery for a visit as he travels through Australia.
Mario has been playing didge for over 15 years and the Cajon Drum for 8 years
A nice combination of sounds and instruments. Enjoy!!
William Thoren of WET didgeridoos and creator of the WET multi drone and drop tone didgeridoos paid us a visit on his recent tour and visit of Australia. It was great to have him in store and observe his unique talented playing style.
Will was in Australia touring with George Clinton as their photographer and performing as Gorangutang at the Australian shows.
For more information on Will and his many talents visit him at http://www.williamthoren.com/ or http://www.wetdidgeridoo.com/
After our successful workshop last week, Mark Atkins was nice enough to give us a quick yet powerful demo for our YouTube channel.
He is using an incredible Brad Hagelstein didgeridoo in the key of E (part of the Spirit Gallery private collection!) Enjoy.
After hours didgeridoo jam at Spirit Gallery. It’s not all about business here. We genuinely love the didgeridoo.
Hence these impromptu last minute didgeridoo gatherings, that are usually not recorded.
Throw in a bottle or two of red wine, courtesy of Liam (wearing the sunglasses indoors at 9pm) and things start to get noisy!