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“Spirit of the Dragon” – Taiko Concert

Experience the spirit of Taiko drumming though this dynamic, powerful and inspirational concert.

Spirit of the dragon Taiko Concert featuring Aber Taiko, 2taikos, and SFTD-Resonance.

Echoing drumming styles of Tokyo, Fukui, San Francisco, Scotland and Wales, Spirit of the Dragon will reveal the musicality, grace, spirituality and raw power of Taiko drumming.

For tickets visit Taliesin Box Office, or call 01792 602060.

We had so much fun and satisfaction from organising, collaborating and playing in our “Swansea Year of Taiko” concert at the beginning of 2017, that very soon after we decided to create another concert. To this second concert of ours we invited two taiko duos to play with us: 2taiko and SFTD•Resonance. We have been studying with both groups in the past year. They have helped us to improve our technique, inspired us and worked with us on our repertoire. We are hugely thankful and indebted to them and we are very happy and proud to share the stage with them.

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Taiko workshops winter 2018

We are excited to offer some more opportunities to play Taiko in the winter of 2018. There will be 3 workshops – in January, February and March.

We are offering 3 workshops for adults (16+):

Dates: 20th January, 10th February and 10th March.
Time: 15:15 – 16:45

Whether you have played some Taiko before or not, you will find these workshops to be fun and loud. They will demand your full attention and commitment to the moment and the rhythm.

As a group activity Taiko creates opportunities for building friendships and communities. The sound of the drums played together is exciting and empowering.

We will provide all equipment and tuition, please come in comfortable clothes and bring water and ear plugs (recommended).

Booking is essential as places are limited.

All activities take place in St Paul’s Parish centre, De-La-Beche Road, SA2 9AR. Plenty of parking available and disabled access.

Contact us for concessions.

 

Visit to Carmarthen Explorer Scouts

We were invited to visit the Explorer Scouts in Carmarthen by their leader Siriol Butterworth, as she thought that “Taiko drumming would be an activity that our Explorers would really enjoy”. Wow, was she correct!!

Five of us arrived, with a van full of drums which the Explorer Scouts willingly helped us take into the hall. After setting up the drums, Sarah gave a brief explanation of the background of Taiko drumming, including naming the different drums we had brought, after which we performed three pieces from our repertoire.

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Taiko workshop for the whole family

Children and adults having fun playing Taiko in a previous workshop.

We are offering an open taiko workshop suitable for every member of the family, age 8 and above. We will learn a piece that lends itself to playing powerfully while supporting and encouraging each other in the group to give it their all. Taiko is not just about playing a rhythm – it’s about the energy, the intention, the collaboration and above all, the joy.

Date: Saturday 21st October

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Taiko at the Ospreys vs Scarlets Derby

We were invited by the Ospreys to support them in their high profile game against the Scarlets. You can imagine the levels of excitement in our group, especially as one of us happens to be very avid Ospreys fan!! We were to play a gig before the start at the entrance to the stadium, and then during the match, get the fans clapping and singing, get the motivation going.

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