Taiko Mynydd Du

Taiko Mynydd Du 

Taiko Mynydd Du was the first community Taiko drumming group in Wales, set up in 2009 by Ursula Frank. 

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We are available for performances. Taiko as a performance art adds colour and vibrancy and excitement to any event.

Taiko Mynydd Du performances in 2023

So far we are booked for:

Llangynidr festival July 15th

Talgarth festival August 27th

and we’ll be making an appearance with Taiko for Pride at Landed festival near Rhayader on July 29th


Sadly we weren’t able to perform in 2020 or 2021 because of the pandemic but we were back in action last year and had a great time playing at some events over the summer, including:
Talybont Jubilee event – June 5th
Abergavenny Arts Festival  – June 18th
Talybont Festival – July 27th
as well as workshops, benefit gigs and performances for refugee groups, the mountain rescue service and other community groups

Previous events

Taiko Mynydd Du performances Summer 2019 – celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Pembridge – Big Get Together, Merthyr Tydfil – Abergavenny Arts Festival, Abergavenny Castle – UK Taiko Festival, Leicester –  Talybont Festival – Landed Festival – Brecon Show – Global Village, Merthyr Tydfil – Abergavenny Food Festival – Melville Theatre, Abergavenny – celebratory anniversary concert!

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Please get in touch if you are interested in a Taiko performance at your event

The group developed from the regular workshops that happen near Crickhowell and has had more than 20 different members since it began, ranging in age from 20s to 80s, some travelling considerable distances to play with us. We aim to have fun, develop our skills, repertoire and creativity, gently expand our limits and take the opportunities that come our way to showcase what we do and inspire people to have a go themselves. 

PERFORMANCES ~ Taiko Mynydd Du has played at many events and festivals in South Wales and beyond, including Talgarth festival, Merthyr Tydfil Global Village, Crickhowell Festival, Hay on Fire Festival, Newport Big Splash Festival finale, Walking Festival, Crickhowell, Caerleon festival, Kingfest, Mallyfest, Feral Flea Fest and the Landed Festival.

Find out more

We welcome enquires from anyone who is interested in learning more about Taiko, either for yourself or for your organisation.

Please get in touch if you would like us to come and work with your group. We can provide custom made workshops to suit your requirements and venue.

To keep up to date with performance dates or workshop opportunities you can also join our group on facebook to find out more or contact ursula.taiko@gmail.com 

CONTACT TAIKO MYNYDD DU ~  Email: ursula.taiko@gmail.com


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