This is an archive item from Supersonic 2019

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 [email protected] with ‘drone_orchestra’ in the title.
Please include your name & contact number for the festival weekend.