MT-Yidaki Shop

Yiḏaki and mago are the original didgeridoo’s played by aboriginal people in the northern part of the Northern Territory, mainly in Arnhemland. These very diverse groups of people have these instruments in their culture since many generations.

Michiel's aim is to bring you high quality yiḏaki and mago of the highest cultural integrity. All the instruments are hand selected and made by traditional people on traditional land.

Since 2009 Michiel decided to re-invest 1/3 of his annual proceedings as a didgeridoo player/teacher back in to Arnhemland culture. Which led to a shop full of instruments selected for their playability.

If you are looking for something particular feel free to drop a line and he will do his best to source it for you!

MT-Yidaki Shop

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1080

  • Key : D# – E
  • Size: 162cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 8cm

Okay one more time: Dhapa Ganambarr!!!

A solid D# with a lot of funk to it. There is a lot off power in this stick. Very nice and rich acoustics. With an easy to hit and round first trumpet note.
Dhapa is not only one of the most cosistent yiḏaki crafters but he’s a real wood worker as well.
All of his yiḏaki are made with a lot of love for the shape of the tree and he spents hours in shaping it so that the walls are evenly thick.
Wich results in very stable and powerfull instruments.
You will need to come over and try this one!!!

 

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 136cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

An nice and full bodied instrument.Very stable in sound and  good backpressure. The toot comes out very easy and, in my opinion it is an instrument that is very suitable for both contemporary and traditional playing styles.

 

Marikuku Wirrpanda

Marikuku Wirrpanda
580

  • Key : C# – F
  • Size: 151cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

Not a yiḏaki with an dramatic shape, but more powerfull than it looks!
Nice and clear acoustics and and easy trumpet note.
People that like to play the contemporary, meditative style of playing will like this stick with it’s rich overtones. But people that like the more upbeat style like I do, will not be dissapointed!
Just watch the video.
 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€980

  • Key : D – E
  • Size: 157cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,8cm
  • Bell: 9,5cm

 

More detailed info will follow a.s.a.p.

90’s mago

ngongu-shark
780

  • Key : C# – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

Again a nice instrument from Ramingining area, Central North Arnhemland, from the 90’s. An instrument with a warm, full bodied sound. The trumpet is easy to play. Exeptional nice painting in really thick, natural ochers. Besides a beautifull, playable instrument, also something for the collector!

 

Gapanbulu Yunupiŋu

Gapanbulu Yunupiŋu
980

  • Key : E – F#
  • Size: 152cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,6cm
  • Bell: 11cm

Pffff… What a stick!
A very nice shape that results in a very powerfull yiḏaki!
Gapanbulu was living in Broome for a while after he played with Yothu Yindi. But he’s back! And making super sweet yiḏaki like this one.
You will need a bit of power to get this one started but when you find the right pressure you will be able to go loud and fast! Very nice frequencies and a strong toot.

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€980

  • Key : D# – F
  • Size: 149cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

More detailed info will follow a.s.a.p.

Munumiya Marawili

Munumiya Marawili
380

  • Key : F – G#
  • Size: 125cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 7cm

Considering the Marrdapa background of the artist this instrument should be classified as an yidaki, but it’s sound and play characteristics are more like a mago… Such cross-over instruments you will find more often in his part of the region. So the first trumpet is not easy to hit. But if you want to refine your mago skills (and some Yolŋu styles) I can recommend this instrument!

 

Dorothy Munuŋgurr

Dorothy Munuŋgurr
780

  • Key : C – E
  • Size: 156cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A great yiḏaki for those who love slow, deep and powerful instruments!
Not the fastest yiḏaki but one that is more suitable for ‘old school’ style.
A nice and thundering sound with a good growl to it!
Rich in overtones and, of course an easy and round toot.
And on top of that a very sweet painting.
Little black beeswax repair.
You should come over and try this one!

 

Bibibak Munuŋgurr

Bibibak Munuŋgurr
780

  • Key : F#- G
  • Size: 137cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,7cm
  • Bell: 7,5cm

More detailed info will follow a.s.a.p.

Paddy Fordham Wanyburrwanga

Paddy Fordham
POA

  • Key : E – G#
  • Size: 118cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

Paddy Fordham was an highly acclaimed Rembarrnga artist. You can find his paintings and sculptures in galleries and musea all over the world. Didgeridoos by this great man are extremely rare. The painting is in acrylics and the instrument is sealed on the outside with wood glue. It plays really sweet for an mago of this size. A nice, full bodied drone with clear horn note. To get an idea in what style this instrument is played traditionally you should check “Arnhemland Popular Classics”. A field recording from the 60’s with Paddy Fordham Wanyburrwanga on didgeridoo. This instrument is acquired in Alice Springs 2002.

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi
€1080

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8cm
  • Bell: 7cm

Wow! This is what I like! F-F, fast and stable. Winiwini is, like his father, a constant crafter that makes truly great instruments. This yiḏaki won’t dissapoint you.

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi & Mulkun Wirrpanda

Djalu Gurruwiwi & Mulkun Wirrpanda
1380

  • Key : E – D#
  • Size: 162cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 13,5cm

Wow! Look at those dimmensions!!! This bell is impressive and so are the rest of the qualities of this yiḏaki! Beautifully painted by Mulkun Wirrpanda a senior Dhuḏi-Djapu  lady that has gathered collectors of her work arround the globe! The design is a private design.  A true collectors piece just for the painting by it self!
The yidaki, as you can imagine with these dimennsions, has a very big sound. Very open, clear and alot of bass. In my opinion it is not really suited for the traditional playing styles form Arnhemland but if you are looking for a contemporary, beat-box style instrument or one for the more meditative styles then this is the stick! And it comes with the highest cultural intergity! Yolŋu made on Yolŋu land!

Portkeats marrluk 90’s

Port Keats Marluk
550

  • Key : D# -G#
  • Size: 118cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

A traditional instrument from North West Australia, probably Port Keats area (Wadeye). Collected in the 90’s. An easy player with a sweet and clear sound. The trumpet is easy to reach and is warm and round. You don’t find instruments like this very often.

 

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
580

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 136,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

An easy player for an easy price! The sound of this yiḏaki is warm and has a nice ammount of bass to it. Still it is really well balanced. Of course the toot is easy. To sum it up: a great instrument for both traditional and contemporary style of playing.

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
1280

  • Key : D – E
  • Size: 171cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,6cm
  • Bell: 9,5cm

Hughe! Heavy! And very powefull!
This is the typicall yiḏaki that Djalu got famous for over the last years. This instruments posesses the characteristic thunder sound that the Galpu yiḏaki are known for. Very well balanced acoustics. Great backpressure and easy soft and nice frist trumpet. The mouthpiece is quite big. I am used to playing mouthpieces of this size but you might want to make it a bit smaller with beeswax. I can suplly you with a Chunk of native Australian black beeswax if you want.

90’s mago

ngongu-shark
680

  • Key : C# – F
  • Size: 149cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

A nice Mago from Ramingining area, Central North Arnhemland. Collected in the 90’s. A gentle, natural instrument, there is not been worked on the inside. It is a bit rough in it’s sound. Not a real speedy instrument but a bit more old style with a nice, rustic feel to it. Beautiful painting with traditional ochers. A nice playable instrument wich would suit any collection!

 

Warrkariny Wunuŋmurra

Warrkariny Wunuŋmurra
580

  • Key : E – G#
  • Size: 126,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A thoroughbred traditional yiḏaki.Speedy and jumpy. With a gritty sound. Briefly used in ceremony by Yithuwa Maḏarrpa clan leader Djambawa Marawili.A perfect stick to practise your faster trad style sounds!

 

Larrtjaŋa & Raliny Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
1180

  • Key : D# – F
  • Size: 154cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 7,5cm

An impressive yiḏaki by Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi . Acoustically very well balanced and a nice and round first trumpet. For me the back pressure is ideal, it litterally draws the rythms from your mouth. Because of the well defined acoustics the vocals are very clear. Beautifully painted in earth pigments, with Wititj’  the rainbowserpent that is a strong totem for the Galpu nation from North East Arnhemland. In my opinion this yiḏaki is suited for both traditional as well as contemporary playing styles.

Napurrawuy Wunuŋmurra

Napurrawuy Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : E – G
  • Size: 133cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8cm
  • Bell: 6cm

Napurrawuy doesn’t make that many instruments. And when he worked thisone he only used a saw and a machete. Result: a rustic instrument without chiselling, straight from the bush. To top that of, the instrument is painted with traditional ochre’s. The painting depicts a Dhalwaŋu story about fresh water in the river mouth. The instrument plays subtle and requires precision. But once you have control over this instrument it can handle everything. Great sound and easy toot!

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
1180

  • Key : C# – E
  • Size: 161,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 8cm

A beast by #1 yiḏaki djambatj Dhapa Ganambarr! Very solid and fast playing this C#!
There is e few reasons why I like Dhapa’s work: First of all, he put’s some much love and work in finnishing his instruments. 2nd he works very finnely and presice and he keeps working till he get’s the full potential of the raw material.
All these things come together in this stick!
Lightweight, balanced, powerfull, gorgeous, perfect sound characteristics and… and… and…

 

Yali Munuŋgurr

Yali Munuŋgurr
980

  • Key : G – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 9,5cm

This is not something that I have very often! A perfect  G.
What’s perfect about this yiḏaki is the combination between the well balanced acoustics, the perfect backpressure and the clear transition of the vocals. Most of the times instruments in G are pretty tight and therefor the vocals come through a bit compressed and make it ghard to get strong high vocals like you do on ‘ daw’.
To top that of the trumpet note is half a tone below the fundatmental wich makes it very easy to hit. You only have to think ‘ dup’ and there it is!
Latju yiḏaki for a manymak price!

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
450

  • Key : D – G#
  • Size: 120,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. A nice instrument with a fullbodied sound and an easy, first toot. Despite comming from the Yolŋu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare… A fine instrument for the beginner/collector

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1180

  • Key :C# – D#
  • Size: 162cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A big and deep yiḏaki, with a bit off a growl. This particular yiḏaki has good quite some character in the positiv sence. It is not as rounded as most of Dhapa’s instruments but it has got the sound of the land. Arnhemland that is. Perfect for the true trad. aficionado but also the backpressure will allow you to go fully Rock ‘nd Roll on this one. And at the same time friendly enough for those that want to meditate and dream with their instrument. Dhapirrk yiḏaki!!!
 

Wurrandan Marawili

Wurrandan Marawili
780

  • Key : E – G#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 10cm

A bit of a rough instrument from Yilparra. Both in appareance as well as the gritty sound wich is so typicall for instruments from North East Arnhemland. Still it plays very easy. The overall sound is clear but a bit dirty. A very nice instrument for those that want to get in to the Yolŋu playing styles.

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
450

  • Key : E – A
  • Size: 112cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 4,5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. Although the toot is a bit high from the drone you wil be able to play it faster and faster after a bit of practise. And you will find that there is a nice melody between drone and trumpet. Despite comming from the Yolŋu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare…

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
1180

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 153cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 7,5cm

Djalu did it again! This is one of those yiḏaki the man is famous for! Big, thunderous and a growling sound. Deep, but with great harmonics and an easy well rounded toot. Not to heavy but heavy enough to create a very stable sound. Perfect backpressure which litterally draw the rythms out of your mouth!

 

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi ceremonial yiḏaki

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi
980

  • Key : F# – A
  • Size: 127,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,1cm
  • Bell: 10cm

Now this is what i personally like! An instrument wich has been the personal favorite of Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi. The sand of the cermonial grounds is still in the bell of this yiḏaki! A very nice and open instrument with very clear acoustics but still enough bass. The vocal transition is easy and unlike most of the higher pitched instrument not to throaty. The first trumpet is quite high and clear but this is a characteristic wich is preferd in Yolŋu ceremony since most of the instrumental signals are made with the ‘ dup’.

Dhapirrk yiḏaki!!! .

 

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
980

  • Key : D# -F#
  • Size: 138cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A really nice instrument by Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra. This instrument is rich in all frequencies and nicely balanced. A perfect round, fast and delicate first trumpet. Very nice backpressure! Painted by Djul’djul’ Gurruwiwi with traditional ochre’s.

 

Yali Munuŋgurr

Yali Munuŋgurr
580

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 147cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A great yiḏaki by an important Djapu elder.Yali does not make to many yiḏaki nowadays. But he did not lose his touch! A nice and solid yiḏaki in the key of D. Great balance between fundamental en toot. Very stable acoustics. And, off course, a greataand easy toot! There is a very small black beeswax repair, and that is the only reason why I priced as I did…

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
580

  • Key : E – F#
  • Size: 141,3cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,1cm
  • Bell: 8cm

So this is the story:
Jeremy Cloake launched a crowdfunding campaign for Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra a highly respected yiḏaki craftsman and elder of the Dhalwaŋu clan.
At the moment he is being treated for leukemia and not capable of making instruments and providing care for his family. He needs to travel up and down to Darwin to get treatment and this is costing the family a lot of money.

So I was in Italy at the Didjin OZ festival in Forlimpopoli, talking on stage about Burrŋupurrŋu and the rough times he is going through. And out of the audience came a good old friend, Alessandro Pinnelli, who I met in Arnhemland a few years back. He was willing to help and donated this super sweet yiḏaki by Dhapa Ganambarr. I priced it at € 580,- but normaly instruments like this wil go at € 780 in my shop.

ALL THE MONEY WILL GO TO BURRŊUPURRŊU!

It is a sweet instrument with good acoustics and a super nice trumpet.
Just a manymak mandapul!

If you don’t want or need this yiḏaki you can donate to the campaign directly through the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/leukemia-treatment-support

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
420

  • Key : C# – G
  • Size: 132cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. A beautiful drone with lots of overtones. Despite comming from the Yolngu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare… For the toot you will have to practice a bit, but when you can hit it you will be able to execute it even in the more faster rithms.

 

D#tj#rr# Wunuŋmurra

Datjirri Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 136cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 7,5cm

A bit rough in appereance but a real great yiḏaki! Straight forward and no mocking arround with this one. Great backpressure and a nice balance in sound. Easy to hit first trumpet with a rounded sound.To me this is a real ‘bush yiḏaki’ by master crafter D#tj#rr# #1 Wunungmurra! Dhapirrk yiḏaki!!!

 

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal
POA

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 129cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

More detailed info about this sacred yiḏaki from the Dalwaŋu clan will follow a.s.a.p.

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
980

  • Key : E – G
  • Size: 132cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 9,5cm

A nice E by Burrŋupurrŋu. Easy to play and suitable for different styles. A nice clear sound rich in overtones. Gorgeous painting by Djul’Djul ‘Gurruwiwi with Gudurrku and Djaykung.

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

 

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
680

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 134cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 7,7cm

A powerfull and very direct instrument by Ŋoŋu Ganambarr.Painted with Bonba, the butterfly that follows the path of Mokuy. Ŋoŋu is famous for his consant quality of yiḏaki. And this is no exception! Strong acoustics and an easy to hit first toot.

 

Narritjin Maymurru

Narritjin Maymurru
POA

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 152,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

A collectors piece!
A stunning, ochre painted yidaki from Yirrkala, 1968!!!
After extensive research I can probably say that this instrument was made by Narritjin Maymuru!
When seriously interested, I can give more details of its history…
This instrument was in my private collection for some time. But sometimes you have to let go…

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
480

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A nice and rustic yiḏaki for a manymak price! Good playing charasteristics and a nice interval between drone and first trumpet. Good for both contemporary and traditional playing and a great instrument for a starter.

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
980

  • Key : E – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,3cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A very nice E by ‘the man’ Dhapa Ganambarr!
Super backpressure, extremely finely finished so lightweight.
A beautiful full drone! With a very easy toot.
Beautiful cross-hatch painting.

The only negative thing I can say about this instrument is that it is worked back very thin at the bell. Not really an instrument for the street…

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
480

  • Key : D# – F#
  • Size: 141cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

Quite simple in construction and not really impressive by the looks. But wait till you play it!Pretty powerfull for such modest and skinny instrument. Lightweight and still a full sound. Nice frenquencies en and easy and round first trumpet. Great beginners instrument for a great price!

 

Wapurrpurr Wunuŋmurra

Wapurrpurr Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 141cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 9cm

A great instrument made by the yiḏaki player of the Wandawuy recordings within the Mulka Project! A real ‘bush’ yidaki. Wapurrpurr does not often make instruments for the trade, but is widely respected as yiḏaki player for his clan and community.
A great F. Rich in all frequencies with a easy toot.
There is a repair in the upper part of the instrument. But I’m convinced that if you start playing your instrument carefully that it is definitely going to hold.

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
780

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 146,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A great yiḏaki by Dhapa Ganambarr. Nice and round acoustics and a very smooth and easy to hit first trumpet. Equally strong in al frequencies and pretty fast .

 

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