Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Busker: Didgeridoo, Paddy's Markets


This didge player bopped along to all sorts of electronic beats - good in its own way. However, the most magnificent didge player in Australia is William Barton - a mountain of a man with a most wonderful sense of humour.

These photos of William were taken at the Four Winds Festival down at Bermagui last Easter. Hopefully, I will experience William's music again soon when he performs Kalkadunga Man with The Song Company.

6 comments:

Virginia said...

That guy at the top is a looker!! I'd give him a few dollars!HA
V

bitingmidge said...

I'm not sure about these new didgee shapes that are reminiscent of a Swiss Horn either!

Perhaps they come from a part of the country that is unfamiliar to my northern senses.

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Julie said...

V: He is the most modern of didge players who seems to have modelled himself on Nadal!

Peter: Barton often makes his own instruments. He hails from up your way - well, Mt Isa ...

Golly it is wet down here ... the entire coast I gather. Got a call from my brother in from Kemsey last night: 500mm since Friday and flooded in with food that will last maybe 2 weeks.

Hilda said...

I've only heard a didgeridoo played live once when an Australian group joined our Philippine Jazzfest. I realized then that I love the sound that it makes!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a very interesting shot. Surprised he has not turned up on strangers.

Steffe said...

Cool looking dude, way cooler that the didgeridoo player I photographed a while back.