Leon Arundell of Canberra and Richard Curtis of Perth are
Australia's best-established taborers. Leon aims to become
Australia's third-best taborer, and to this end regularly
gives pipe and tabor workshops at folk festivals.
He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays mediaeval, renaissance, morris, Australian and modern music on a range of instruments including pipe and tabor.
Leon currently plays pipe and tabor for Surly Griffin Morris.
You can see him playing pipe and bones for Molonglo Mayhem Border Morris, in the background on YouTube, and you can listen to his performances of some dance tunes in the MP3 column of his pipe and tabor music page. Please contact Leon if you would like a high quality recording of a specific dance tune.
As taborer and percussionist with Earthly Delights, he followed in the footsteps of percussion greats Guy Madigan (Sirocco) and Jon Jones (Cassidy's Ceilidh, Eric Bogle, Fred Smith, etc. etc.).
He previously played pipe and tabor with the Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society's renaissance dance group, Earthly Delights, the Society for Creative Anachronism's dance group, Molonglo Mayhem Border Morris and the Ripper Rapper sword dancers.
Prior to taking up pipe and tabor he played penny whistle, guitar and percussion with Hobart's Collywobblers and Canberra's Ettamogah Philharmonic Orchestra bush bands.
and Children's sessions
About Leon and taboring
Playing the Tabor Pipe
Playing the Tabor
Playing the penny whistle for fun, by Steve Dancer
Make your own tabor pipe
Some pipe and tabor music in various formats
Soundfonts for doumbek and djembe