We have our own drumming CD, produced by B-Joe Johansen, who drums on
it together with Jonathan, Kirsten Slots, and Marianne Hvass Kure. It
has two tracks, one for a 20 minute journey and for a 30 minute journey.
Both begin with Jonathan's distinctive whistling.
RATTLES, DRUMS AND DRUMMAKING COURSES
Here are a few people we know and have worked with. You can find many
more in Sacred Hoop
* ENGLAND *
NICK WOOD is a hugely experienced master drum- and rattlemaker. His
work is mainly inspired by North American Indians. He also holds courses,
and makes CDs with drumming and music from Native America, and his own
compositions. See www.nicholaswood.net
KATHY FRIED makes
beautiful Spirit inspired rattles, as well as other shamanic power objects.
She also leads rattle-making courses. See www.kathyfried.co.uk
* NORWAY *
DAY FEYE is an Elder Drummaker whose beautiful drums are
Sami inspired with an oval form. Day makes drums on order and has for
many years held drummaking courses in Norway and other European countries.
His work is now available by appointment so email
him if you are interested.
TROMMEVAERKSTEDET sell both ready-made and handmade drums, with synthetic
and natural skins. Also rattles, drumming CDs, incense, books, and courses
in drum-making. See www.trommevaerkstedet.dk
Erik and Susanne who make drums in the same family as Days. Susanne
also makes beautiful rattles on order. They hold drum and rattle courses
in both Denmark and Sweden. See www.shamantrommer.dk
CHRISTIANA HARLE leads drummaking courses deep in the Finnish wilderness.
To learn more about her various shamanic courses, visit www.solavoima.fi.
She has also written an article on Tuvan
shamanism and drums.
MARIE BECH makes carefully crafted rattles, drums and other shamanic
objects. She is based in southern Sweden and sells work ready-made or
on commission. See http://www.vargvind.com
Edith Wilhelmy makes hand-made drums with a special tuning system, in
the same style as Jonathan's workshop drum. The drumskin can be tightened
or untightened with a few easy adjustments, which makes it more playable
in different weather and temperature conditions. See http://www.altes-wissen.ch/?page_id=155
(website is not in English but she can be contacted in English).
NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE FLUTES
There are many flute makers, but these are the three Jonathan knows
and recommends. All three of these flute makers are people who see their
work as a service and the quality of their work is excellent.
made Jonathan's Chreokee river-reed flute. A great beginners flute with
a sweet tone at a great price. Charlie also makes quality cedar and
pine flutes: http://www.bluebearflutes.com/
STEVE FROST sells
good solid flutes, great for back-packing, with a pure tone. Steve made
Jonathan's first flute and he loves it. Email email@example.com
or see http://www.nightstarflutes.co.uk
GEOFF NORMAN makes
beautiful instruments, fantastic workmanship and tone, good for experienced
players. Slightly more expensive, but he does include CDs on how to
play. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or see http://www.ugunaflutes.co.uk
Many of you ask where Jonathan gets the smoke he uses on courses. It
is usually Fir Balsam and sometimes Cedar, from Paine's
Products in the USA. You can also sometimes buy it from Trommeværkstedet