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 2011 Michiel decided to re-invest a part of his annual proceedings as a didgeridoo player/teacher back in to Arnhem land 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!

Please read my Disclaimer, thank you.

MT-Yidaki Shop

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

  • Key : G – G
  • Size: 132cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 10cm

An instrument by Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi, son of Djalu. A very stable and warm yiḏaki. Especially for the key it is in. The Galpu people don’t only have the really big and thunderous yiḏaki but also play more high pitched instruments like this one. And this applies to most other clans. It is depending of its use and of the preference by the songman which key (yiḏaki) would be used. It can depend on clan, context and many others reasons. It is not a rule like this clan plays a big one and that clan small ones. It is also not rule that Yirritja means small yiḏaki and Dhuwa means big yiḏaki. All things are part of a greater system and things are intertwine with each other. As a non Yolŋu person it takes many years to understand this and I have to be honest to say that I am nowhere near understanding.