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Taiko Course in Edinburgh

Event detail
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: Every Monday 6.30 - 8pm
Venue: St Johns Church, Princes Street
Town: Edinburgh
Post Code: EH2 4BJ
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Price: £95 or £55 for under 30's for 8 week course
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!

The Edinburgh course is on Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 pm for 8 weeks starting 29 October & ending 17th December.

*Please note: on the 7th week, the class will not take place on Monday but will be moved to TUES 11TH Dec 6.30-8pm for one night only due to the unavailability of the church hall

This course is designed to be suitable for both beginners & improvers, and will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece.  We will be learning a piece called "Isami Goma". This is one of the "classic" taiko pieces, composed by the late Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi who founded the legendary group Osuwa Daiko, based on rhythms from a Shinto Norito prayer. Isami Goma means "brave horse", and the rhythms sound like the pounding hooves of galloping horses. We received special permission from Watanabe Sensei of Fukushima to teach on this piece, which we're delighted to do in Edinburgh.

If you have previous experience in taiko, you may be interested in our "Taiko Night" group, which meets at 7:45-10pm on Mondays at the same venue.

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