Welcome to the website of didgeridoo group Yirr-ma!
We are a number of didgeridoo players of Tolbert, The Netherlands. We gather every week to play didgeridoo. Look at the photos to get an impression of these sessions...
A didgeridoo is an eucalyptus tree branch that was hollowed out by termites. Real didgeridoos are quite expensive, but you can learn to play on a bamboo or hogweed didge.
The word Yirr-ma originates from the Wagiman language, one of the many aboriginal languages of the Northern Territory in Australia. It means "to be together" or "to come together":
|Ga-ba-yu yirr-ma gahan matjjin-gu gornkorn-nay-gu|
|they came together for a meeting|
The logo of Yirr-ma is based on the aboriginal flag:
black is the color of the aboriginal people
red the color of the earth and their spiritual relationship with the land
and yellow the color of the sun, that gives life
On top of this flag, in green, is the aboriginal drawing of the resting place (the concentric circles) during a journey (the horizontal lines).