Past activities

Community activities and outreach | Charity & fundraiser events | Workshops | Courses for beginners


07/11/2019 Taiko Film: opened the screening with a short performance and some explanation about us and taiko

30/10/2019 Swansea Science Festival: Opened the evening ‘After Dark’ fringe event and also played in between popular scientific talks.

28/10/2019 S4C Jonathan Short burst of drumming

17/08/2019 Hospitality event by MSG Tours: 2 sets to entertain customers and give a taste of Japanese culture.

06/07/2019 Love Trails Festival:  Played for runners at the beer mile relay, collaborated with DJ.

27/06/2019 Swansea 50th celebration : Performed in St Helen’s street as part of celebration of 50 years of Swansea as a city. Played Hiryuu as this coincided with Hiryu project.

04/06/2019: Re-opening of the Japanese Garden in the National botanical Gardens of Wales: Played as part of the opening ceremony for dignatories from WAG and Japanese embassy. Played another  full set in the dome followed by workshops for children.

26/05/2019 Cwmafan Music Festival.

18/05/2019 Ospreys v Scarlets: pre game performance and short burst during the game.

24/02/2019 Welsh Warrior Challenge.

15/02/2019  Ospreys vs Ulster.

03/02/2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations: performance followed by workshops for public.

28/07/2018: Gower Chilli Festival: Open the musical proceedings.

14/07/2018: Love Trails Festival – Performance throughout a beer mile relay.

07,08/07/2018: Taiko at the Tanabata Festival – 4 performances and a string of workshops for the public over 2 days. Also facilitated community obon dance – Tanko Bushi.

14/06/2018: KIZUNA Exhibition Launch – performed on the stairs of the national museum in Cardiff.

07/05/2018: Penllergaer Cherry Blossom festival – performed alongside Hemiola choir, recorders, singers and poem readings.

07/05/2018: Bishopston May Day Fete – a performance on the green alongside Moris dancing and a dog competition.

24/03/2018: Spirit of the Dragon a self-produced concert in the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea, with guest artists Ting-Chi Li, Xun Dong, Alison Roe and Yumi Célia.

07/10/2017: Ospreys v Scarlets: pre game performance and short burst during the game and in the break.

22/07/17 Gower Chilli Festival, Scurlage – Performance followed by pop-up workshop.

07/07/17 International Eisteddfod, Llangollen : collaborative performance with TMD and James Barrow.

01/07/17 12th UK Taiko Festival, Exeter.

25/03/17 Purple Flag, Swansea City Centre.

28/01/17 Year of Taiko Concert (part-funded by Arts Council Wales), Swansea: an Aber Taiko Production, featuring TMD James Barrow and Alison Row.

Community activities and outreach

29/06/2019 Llanmorlais Festival: 2 sets to support fundraising for the village

23/06/2019 Swansea Half Marathon Played to encourage the runners.

17/05/2019 Knelston Primary: Taiko demo and background, workshops for all year groups. Full Morning.

04/05/2019  Gower Scouts: a morning of workshops.

24/06/18 Half Marathon, Swansea.

11/01/2018 pop up workshop and a short performance for the Chinese new year celebration, at the National waterfront museum.

30/10/17 Carmarthen Explorers, Demonstration and workshop.

13/10/17 St. David’s School: Demo and workshops for all year groups.

26/07/17 Young Carers annual celebration, YMCA, Swansea. Performance and a pop-up workshop.

15/07/17 Troublemakers Festival, Swansea – Community event (part-funded by the Arts Council). 2 hours of drumming in  High Street, where passers by were invited to join us on different activities.

25/06/17 Half Marathon, Swansea.

18/11/16 COParty (22) Swansea – Community event in Volcano.

27/09/16 Parkland Primary School Assembly, Swansea: Performance.

Charity & fundraiser events

08/02/2019 Sam’s Thank you gig #6- Fundraising for Morriston cancer ward.

28/04/2018 Rainbow Run – Encouraging the runners at the finish line.

16/02/2018 Sam’s Thank you gig – Fundraising for Morriston cancer ward.

18/06/17 Japan Day Festival, Bath – Fundraising for victims of earthquakes and tsunami.

29/04/17 Tŷ Hafan Rainbow Run, Swansea – Charity event.

18/02/17 Marie-Curie Great Daffodil Appeal, Swansea.

15/10/16 Kendo Fundraiser, St. Fagans.


30/08/17 Children’s workshop.

26/11/16 Liz Walters, families and adults – Hokuriku style drumming.

29/10/16 Jonathan Kirby, kids and adults – Movement around the drums.

17/09/16 Pete Goodman, kids and adults – Miyake style.

Workshops given by Aber Taiko

10/03/2018 Open workshop for adults.

10/02/2018 Open workshop for adults.

20/01/2018 Open workshop for adults.

21/10/2017 Open workshop for adults.

11/03/17 Family workshop.

Group Workshops for Aber Taiko members

20/01/2018 Ting-Chi Li & Xun Dong, preparation for concert.

11/03/17, 21/10/2017 Ting-Chi Li & Xun Dong – Studying a classical Taiko piece: “Hiryu San Dan Gaeshi”.

31/07/17  Pete Goodman – Miyake 2-hour class.

29-30/08/17  Taiko master

Courses for beginners by Aber Taiko

April-July 2018 10-week beginner repertoire course.

Oct-Dec 2017 8-week beginners course.

Oct-Nov 2016 6-week beginners course.