HI Folks – here is a short vocal and didgeridoo improvisation I did in Steeple Ashton’s (WILTS UK) church…it surprised me… it might you too! Let me know if you like it or not. And if you do, why. Thanks

there is another, more traditional didgeridoo piece too…didgeridoo in the dark 2.

Love

Chris

Please watch this video if you want to know more about what is going on in Australia now, even after the apology there is much to do… you could help by making a donation to survival international if you felt moved to. I do every year.

11th Oct 2011 Chris performed to Earlsmead Primary School and led a morning of didgeridoo workshops and an afternoon of Aboriginal tales storytelling and re-telling.

Chris has just teamed up with party planners green ant to provide some antipodean flavour for parties, teambuilding and events…. in honour of the white ants that make didgeridoos… here is a link to their website! Version:1.0 www.greenantevents.com/

 

HI Folks, in the spirit of engaging with the smartphone world, I have posted a few videos of myself playing didgeridoo in various places…here are some links to them

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11. May 2009 · Write a comment · Categories: News

Press release

Devon’s Didgeridooman plays didge to Eric Clapton and some of England’s finest sports personalities at Charity Ashes Bash in London

Chris Holland, Devon based didgeridoo and bushcraft teacher, opened the Bunbery Bashes in Europes’ largest ball room at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Saturday night, with a solo didgeridoo performance.

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This year’s Bunbery Bashes had an Ashes theme and raised thousands of pounds for the England U17 cricket team, The world cup winning England Women’s Cricket Team and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Antigua Foundation.
 
Hosted by Rory Bremner, the evening’s entertainment included the comedian Peter Kay, The RPJ Rock Band and Eric Clapton and his band. The audience was over 1100 strong and included the likes of Freddie Flintoff and Sir Ian Botham.

Chris said “I had a very enjoyable night and even managed to get one of my favourite didges signed by Eric Clapton just before I started to play to the assembled stars!”
 

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Chris is playing didgeridoo in the Firestone pub in Exeter for Australia Day, 2009.

As part of a promotion in association with Fosters, chris will be performing some of his own music, telling some dreamtime stories, and playing along to some drovers songs performed by the Otterton Bush Band.

Come along and sing along, have a cold one or two, and enjoy the sound of the didgeridoo, musical instument of the first peoples of Australia.

9-11, 26th January 2009.

Free entry.

Didgeridoo Music ??? some thought from Chris Holland

The sound of the didgeridoo music is unlike any other music. It is so rich in harmonics, both high and low, that the whole body seems to fill with the sound, and when the didge stops playing, it seems like the whole world begins anew in the ripples of silence flowing out into space.

A few years after I started playing didge I took an interest in the healing qualities of didgeridoo music, along with other native instruments like singing bowls flutes. A physicist will tell you that we are mostly made of sound??? simply vibrating atoms moving around in space in such away as to appear like a solid being. As such, the whole of creation is mostly sound; ???in the beginning was the word??? and all that! Every sound we make, every breath we make playing the didgeridoo created a sound that has effects through time and space, affects the dreaming that makes up the world we share with all other beings. From the little research I have been done over the years it seems it???s the intention behind the sounds made that ultimately makes the difference ??? however, I find that a little hard to believe that thrash metal could be made to have healing vibes if done with loving intentions behind every note!

If you want read a detailed article in the healing power of sound, by an amazing woman who healed herself from breast cancer with sound, try this link http://www.healingmusic.org/Main/What_Is_Healing.htm

Live didgeridoo music really does something for me, especially if I am in a dancing mood??? my feet and lower body have to just get moving! Music from a stereo has a similar, but not quite so strong effect. However, that pales into insignificance when compared to the effect didge music had on a lady I used to play for every week. The lady in question was incredibly sensitive to airborne chemicals and pollutants, so much so that she couldn???t live in a house painted with anything except the most inert paints, had to live away from farmers who sprayed insecticides, and would have breathing problems when certain glues were used. She was so sensitive that she could taste the metal of the cutlery she used! Anyway, she asked me to play didgeridoo music for her because it enabled her to breathe properly, deeply, without the aid of oxygen. Infact, she said didgeridoo music was more effective at helping her relax and breathe than oxygen out of a bottle. I wish I know what was going on at a cellular or atomic level to facilitate this enhanced breathing, and I know that it was more than simply my intention as a healer!

My didgeridoo music in Fundijeri is very light hearted, but the intention is also for earth healing, and that includes everything on and in the earth, simply a little prayer from me to you and all you relations.

May all be well and groovy!

 

didgeridoo workshop with Chris Holland at Devon Schools Mix 2009

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Times Events

Didgeridoo Workshop ???Chris takes participants through the basics of playing and gets the whole group telling a simple story by creating sound effects on the didgeridoo.(90 participants/120 audience)

Woodwind ???pupils who can already play the clarinet will learn to extend their musical reach(30 participants/90 audience)

Back to Devon Schools Mix page

Devon Music Services and the Didgeridoo Man raise £200 for Australian Aboriginal Land Rights with The Big Didgeridoo Adventure

Devon Music Services have employed Chris Holland The Didgeridoo Man to deliver a music and musical story-making project to 6 schools in the Exeter area. The Big Didgeridoo Adventure project aims to encourage children to learn to play one of the worlds oldest instruments, raise awareness of ‘The Dreamtime’, Australian Aboriginal Culture, and work together to make musical ‘journey songs’. The project will culminate with more workshops at this years Devon Music Mix at Westpoint on Wednesday the 25th June.

Leanne Sims, Class teacher at Wynstream School said Chris "Engaged our children – including the challenging ones – on all levels making the whole session a thoroughly enjoyable, beneficial and educational experience. I would highly recommend Chris to any school, any age group and any one wanting a brilliant time!"

Chris Holland, known as ‘the didgeridoo man’ by hundreds of school children across Devon. Chris, who delivers didgeridoo workshops for schools, teambuilding and private tuition, will be donating £200 to Survival International, the worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples and their human rights.
“I earn some of my income from playing and teaching didgeridoo. Giving something back is the least I can do to help Aboriginal Australians have the right to live on the land of their ancestors! ” Said Chris.
If you want to hear some of Chris’s didgeridoo music you can at www.thedidgeridooman.co.uk

Devon Music Service (DMS) seeks to enable young musicians to reach their full potential.  We offer a range of inspirational opportunities to deepen and broaden experience of music.  DMS works with schools and learning communities across the county, supporting four Devon music centres and seven county ensembles.  We also offer an instrumental hire service for schools and pupils. DMS also organize the fantastic Devon Music Mix event help at Westpoint.