Events, Workshops and Courses
We have a lively programme of events for Summer 2018 – more to come shortly…
Taiko Mynydd Du performances Summer 2018:
Friday June 29th – 7.30pm Abergavenny Arts Festival, Abergavenny Castle
Sunday July 29th – 12 noon Monmouth Festival, family fun day
Saturday August 4th – Brecon Show
Saturday August 18th – 5pm Landed Festival
Saturday September 15th – 3.30pm Abergavenny Food Festival, Brewery Yard, Abergavenny
Summer and Autumn 2017
JUNE 3rd with JAMES BARROW
Bookings are now open for our workshop day with James Barrow on Saturday June 3rd.
For those who haven’t experienced a workshop with James, this is a chance to find out why so many people come back to work with him time and time again.
We’re really looking forward to having him back at Glangrwyney village hall for the day
The day will be split into 2 parts:
10.00 – 12.30 open to all, including beginners and less experienced players. More experienced players will be given extra challenges!
1.30 – 4.00 also open to all but with more emphasis on the challenges.
You can come for either session or both.
£25 for one session £40 for two
Payment in advance please – contact Ursula to make a booking on Ursula.email@example.com
From Fukui to Glangrwyney…Introductory 3-week course.
Heather Murray, from Taiko Wales, was awarded a grant this year from the Arts Council Wales to travel to Japan and train with Taiko master Kurumaya-Sensei. Drawing from his wisdom and artistry, the course is based on the unique ‘Hokkuriko’ style of Taiko, developed by Sensei in the Fukui area of Japan. There is an emphasis on etiquette, focus and discipline. We begin with a short, Zazen meditation to connect with our still, creative centres; we then integrate movement, playful sticking and freestyle. You need to bring your enthusiasm, a level of fitness and a sense of timing.
We’ll explore ‘Ki’, the Japanese concept of life force, and ‘Ma’, the concept of silence and space, as we practice the deeply respectful ways of this tradition.
Suitable for those new to Taiko and for players keen to develop their skills. Payment in advance please – contact Heather to make a booking on firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo of the Yokokan Garden in Fukui
New Venue for our residential weekend.
We will be running the annual Taiko West (James Barrow) /Taiko Wales residential weekend at Clyro Court (Baskerville Hall hotel) near Hay on Wye, on the Wales/England border.
The date is September 22nd – 24th – please note that this has changed from information I may have posted previously.
The hotel has hosted all kinds of interesting events over the years. We will be using the old gym, which has been converted to a music venue. The hotel offers all kinds of accommodation, including camping and has a swimming pool for guests. More details will follow in a few weeks but please note that this year we will be leaving it to you to sort out your own accommodation.
I will be creating a closed group for those interested, to enable you to talk to each other about sharing rooms or travel, so keep an eye on the Taiko Mynydd Du Facebook page for details.
Residential Weekend with James Barrow will have a new venue in the autumn this year.