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Taiko Course in Edinburgh

Event detail
Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Time: Every Tuesday 6.45pm or 8.30pm
Venue: St Johns Church, Princes Street
Town: Edinburgh
Post Code: EH2 4BJ
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Price: £120 or £70 for under 30's
Tel: 01357 522 008
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Taiko drumming - "Wadaiko" - is an energetic, physical and highly choreographed art form. Originally from Japan, with roots going back hundreds of years and encompassing a variety of styles, rhythms and movement, this traditional folk art is now developing and spreading as a modern European art form.

Now is the chance for people here in Scotland to experience a full course of this exciting discipline which is energetic & fun & learnt alongside other taiko enthusiasts!

There are two course options, both are suitable for complete beginners but as a rule we try to guide first-timers to the earlier class. The course will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece.


Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:15 pm - "Kitsune"

An energetic festival-style piece using the upbeat and funky shichisan ("donko") rhythm.

Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 pm - "Buchiawase"

A traditional piece from Kanagawa Prefecture, where as part of a festival praying for plentiful fishing, the taiko players compete in this fighting taiko style, with the best players winning the best catch.


Please contact us on or 01357 522 008 for more details and to reserve your space.