Before more complicated resonant-bodied instruments came the bladder fiddle, commonly known in England as a drone. The drone comprises an inflated animal bladder secured to a large stick by a taut gut string. Bowing the string produces a resonant drone amplified by the bladder.
Build your drone, rehearse, then perform at the festival in a 10-piece drone orchestra.
Part one (making) – Saturday 16.10 – 17.40
Part two (rehearsal) – Sunday 18.00 – 18.50
Part three (performance) – Sunday 19.10 – 19.30
Advance sign-up. Limited to 10 people.
Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘drone_orchestra’ in the title.
Please include your name & contact number for the festival weekend.