Last year I went to Java with the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Just found my un-viewed-since-then pics. As you can see they are hopefully enjoying watching the Living the Tradition DVD’s over there! A wonderful welcome from the kids from the rainforest area in East Java and the friendly hosts for an event with dancing and feasting near central Java. I met a young fan there who was a cellist and very excited I was there in the middle of the Java countryside! I gave him a DVD too. I borrowed a cello from a local school in Solo for the concert. It was an incredibly cranky old thing with the sound of what I am sure was an ancient Javanese spirit…! It was lucky I brought my own strings… the next school orchestra cellist who gets the cello will be very happy with the A and D Larsen Magnacore strings. Living the Tradition!!

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