Hi everyone...I'm new here and currently panless......but looks like I will make it onto the Saraz list...AWESOME I only found out about their 2014 request 3 days before the cut off date and put my request straight in!
I live in Perth, Western Australia....anyone know of gigs/hangouts or even handpan players round here??
Hey, Ishrastar. Welcome! And congrats on getting on the Saraz list. They definitely sound worth the wait.
The forums are a pretty new addition over here, so it's pretty quiet right now. HandPan.org has a more active gatherings and gigs section: HERE And a players connection area: HERE that are definetly worth checking out if you'e looking for things going on in your area.
People also post gigs, etc. on Facebook with some frequency, you can usually find them: HERE.
There are also some country specific connection groups on Facebook: France, Italy, UK... There doesn't seem to be one for Australia yet - Maybe you could start one?
Alternatively, if there's anybody passing through, who lives near Perth, and who knows of anything going on in that area, please let us know, or make yourself known...
Congrats again on getting on the Saraz list - hope to hear you playing soon. :)