Woodland Orchestra/Woodland Roots
The Woodland Orchestra, the musical dimension of Woodland Crafts & Arts, started by making drums out of native wood and deer-hide. The orchestra began with sessions in the drum-shelter amongst Oak, Elm, Willow, Sycamore... Owls, Deer... The rhythms played were not taught but evolved in situ. From here tunes and songs have grown, which were recorded on 'Dunia Moja', the first album.
Over the past 20 years this has developed into a range of instruments which are taken along to workshops, events and festivals, where people can have a go on them and participate in the Woodland Orchestra experience!
Along side The Woodland Orchestra the performing band Woodland Roots has grown soon to release the " Mighty Tree " album