We hold a 2 hours long practice session every Monday night. We have a short warm up and stretching. We usually start with a warm up drill and then move on to practice one (or more…) of the songs in our repertoire, or learn a new song.
From time to time Alison Roe – a former performing member of Mugenkyo who now plays with Ilk – comes to teach us basics of taiko with a special focus on Hokuriku style. Recently, Alison’s friend and taiko collaborator in their group 2taiko, Yumi Celia, came too to give an informal performance and workshop.
Between us we currently have 5 Nagadous, 4 Okedos, 2 Shimes and 5 Hiras. We also have 3 tyre taikos and one black bin taiko which we made ourselves before we had actual drums to play on :-).
Currently, we are 11 members, and we are working on everybody’s knowledge of form (kata) and repertoire.
We started a beginners courses on the 13th of October 2017, and we are planning to also hold open workshops from time to time so please watch our news page for information on those!