Ting-chi and Xun came to teach us once more. What a pleasure! we improved leaps and bounds. We got Hiryuu up to a very high energetic level and could hear the dragon flapping its wings as we flew in the air to meet it.
Our own repertoire got a shiny gloss – every song needs some maintenance from time to time, doesn’t it? we cracked a few problematic phrases and found the beauty in them. Can’t wait to get practicing and perform at our spring concert. See you there?
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.
Upcoming workshops for adults (16+):
Dates: 10th February sold out and 10th March sold out
Time: 15:15 – 16:45
Please contact us if you wish to go on our waiting list.
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.
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.
Continue reading “Visit to Carmarthen Explorer Scouts”
Liz Walters is one of the UK’s leading taiko artists and performers. Her day of workshops will be the last in our project ‘Swansea Year of Taiko’ kindly funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
The focus of this day will be on the drumming style originating from Hokuriku, which is very lively and powerful and lends itself to self expression within the group.
Now SOLD OUT! If you wish to be added to a waiting list, please contact us.
Continue reading “Swansea Year of Taiko Workshops with Liz Walters 26th November 2016”