O'siyo! You have found the official web site
of the musical ensemble, Shilombish
.

Shilombish is a Native American-style flute musical ensemble that emanated from the Indiana Flute Circle - a social gathering of people that collect, play, construct and share the Native American-style flute. Their music has been described as a combination of layered melodic improvisation played over chordal progressions with spontaneous harmonic counterpoint being created alongside percussion and other rhythmic sounds. A wide variety of instruments are used to achieve their sound which can include (depending on the mood, time and place) 6 and 4-sting acoustic guitars, Weissenborn-style lap slide guitar, baritone ukulele, classical lute-guitar, Chinese zhongruan, didgeridoo, Japanese shakuhachi, saxophone, silver flute, jaw harps, vocables and various percussion instruments.  You will also sometimes hear a few old-time songs that you might recognize sung by Gary or Carol.

Their flute collections span a wide range of keys and different types of domestic and exotic woods and are constructed by contemporary and legendary Native American-style flute makers from all over the world.  At any given performance the number of wooden flutes on stage could be as many as 50 instruments.

Thank you for visiting our web site. Please stay and investigate all the information and links that are available here, especially our sound clips and performance schedule.

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