Didgeridoos – Music and Art

This week, our musical journey took us to Australia and the didgeridoo. Our guide on this journey was Michelle Marcus-Deardon, an ex-PLACE member who has spent many years collecting, playing and talking about the instrument.

Michelle gave us a really absorbing workshop in which she demonstrated a number of instruments from her collection, including an unusual circular one.  Here is a little montage of Michelle recreating the ancient, haunting sound of the didgeridoo.

And then – it was time for out PLACE youngsters to have a go! Here they are, trying out some instruments from Michelle’s collection.

Often, didgeridoos are decorated with traditional patterns and images. Browse the gallery below to see PLACE youngsters trying their hand at decorating their didgeridoos.