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William Barton

Aria Award Winner
Musician, Didgeridoo Player

William Barton is an Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo player. He was born in Mount Isa, Queensland and learned to play from his uncle, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes of Western Queensland. He is widely recognised as one of Australia’s finest traditional didgeridoo players and a leading didgeridoo player in the classical world.

“I’m doing what I love,” Barton says. “I want to take the oldest culture in the world and blend it with Europe’s rich musical legacy.”

Barton has been featured on the ABC television program, Australian Story.