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!
A couple of years ago while visiting Australia from Iran, Pooria Shafieitabar entered our store and was fascinated by the didgeridoo and decided he simply just has to have one.
He promised he would take the didgeridoo back to Iran, learn how to play and maybe one day send us some footage of him and his friends jamming Iranian style.
We love the didgeridoo being played in unusual, unseen settings. Add the backdrop of the Iranian desert and we have exactly that.
Video below !! Thanks for the footage Pooria. Much appreciated.
It has been a long wait but we have finally received some carved didgeridoos from Kristian Benton and some amazingly high quality didgeridoos from master craftsmen Bruce Rogers.
There are very few didgeridoo makers who also happen to be great artists and even rarer, great players. This is why Kristian is by far Australia’s most talented crafter/player/artist combo. Kristian has carved some beautiful new didgeridoos for us. Carving has become such a rare art form especially on quality sounding didgeridoos. Kristian truly is an amazing, rare and unique talent.
The wait is also over for some new Bruce Roger’s didgeridoos. Bruce takes his time and does not produce a high volume of instruments but when he makes a didge they are a pure work of genius. This bunch of didges are some of the most user friendly sweet sounding balanced didgeridoos we have seen from Bruce in a long time.
We visited Bruce during last year’s Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival and he was kind enough to invite us to his home/workshop where we couldn’t resist but record a quick didge solo. Enjoy!
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!
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!
Didge maker Tristan O'Meara (left) and Reno Safarian from Spirit Gallery loading up the van with didges
We regularly like to visit our makers and lucky for Matt and Reno of Spirit Gallery most of the top didge makers in the country are located in a 1000km stretch along the East Coast of Australia.
The boys went on a 4 day road trip leaving Sydney and finishing up at Byron Bay where they met up with Adam ” CrookedStixz” Henwood in his new home.
Along the way they visited Brad Hagelstein, Kristian Benton, Tristan Omeara and Nathan Burton. Our didge makers are our close friends and it was a great learning experience and catch up over the few days.
The good news for Spirit Gallery customers is they came home with over 150 didges. There are some amazing didges in this bunch from various makers at various price points
Nothing beats hand picking your didgeridoos and allows us to maintain the quality we are renowned for.
We will endeavour to upload all these didges onto our website over the next 3-4 weeks
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/