Michelle Musical Mud

Musical Mud performance with Michelle

SUNDAY | 17:30 – 18:30 | ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
SUNDAY | 19:00 – 20:00 | MIND

My name is Shell and I wear mi shells around ma neck aka Michelle’s Musical Mud Echoing Earth.

I have been making Clay Musical Instruments since 1989 and never stopped, but learnt. Continuously learning how to play, how to make, how to invent and create, how to enjoy and heal Life itself…

I perform, using my clay musical instruments and some percussion, in groups, duos and solos. In fact, I just love embroidering the music of others and creating my own. Words are important to remind us of the wonders of nature and Earth’s emotions. I have played at many didjeridoo festivals around Europe (Switzerland, England and France). Being a girl in the didge world was quite a mission in the early days; Rejection and not being permitted to be taught to do things because of my gender was normal. I learnt what I could and have been on an amazingly beautiful journey ever since. However, my skills are limited and I will forever be continuously learning new sounds.

Over the past 30 years, I have played with a variety of musicians wherever and whenever the opportunity arose. In more recent years, I have had the pleasure to accompany my daughter (Isis Deardon), Omnivibes (Paul Jackson) alongside Chris Puleston, and not forgetting Inta Afrika. At the moment I play with the Flaming Wet Gurus (a beautiful collective of musical souls).

I am recorded playing on Pete Smith’s Autumn Album, and 7k’s Live recording on the Tor too… ‘The Opening’.

My love to jam and improvise gives me the opportunity to play across the board with many genres of music and a variety of musicians and soundscapes.