Making musical instruments out of Gourds

Penelope SwalesPresented by Penelope Swales

In this hour-long presentation, Penelope will discuss the history of the gourd as a source of music, give advice for growing and curing your own gourds and cover construction techniques ranging from very simple instruments such as shakers and kalimbas through to basses, guitars and violins. Participants will be able to see the band’s instruments up close and handle them.

Please note that for insurance reasons this is not a hands-on workshop, but participants will go away with lots of ideas for things they can try at home.

3.30 pm Sunday CWA Hall