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Taiko Course in Edinburgh

Event detail
Date: Monday 11 January 2016
Time: Every Monday 6.30pm or 8.15pm
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!

Course dates are:

January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

March 7, 14

There are two course options, both are suitable for complete beginners. The course will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece.

Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 pm - "Iki Iki Daiko"

Iki iki means "full of life" - an upbeat festival piece using the traditional mitsu-uchi rhythm.

Mondays 8:15 - 9:45 pm - "Nagareboshi"

A fast-paced energetic piece, with choreography representing the "nagareboshi" shooting star.


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