Calendar

Jun
26
Mon
Drum for Fun @ The Taiko Centre
Jun 26 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Start your week with a bang with our Drum for Fun sessions on Monday mornings. Suitable for complete beginners, and those that have played taiko before. No need to book!

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Monday Night Taiko @ The Taiko Centre
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brand new to the Taiko Centre calendar is our Monday night taiko class. This hour long session is the perfect way to shake off those Monday blues. No need to book, no need for prior experience, suitable for those 16yrs+ and £5 per person. Come as much or as little as you like! Sessions begin on Monday 5th June at 7.00pm and will run until Monday 7th August (no session on 3rd July). For more info please email info@kagemusha.com.

 

Jun
30
Fri
12th UK Taiko Festival
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

12th UK Taiko Festival Performances

Friday 30th June
Feast of Taiko, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 7.30pm

A showcase of taiko performances from youth taiko groups.

Tickets are available from the Exeter Northcott Website.

Saturday 1st July
Taiko Beats, Exeter Northcott 12.00 – 2.00pm

Taiko groups from all over the world performing on stage at the Exeter Northcott.

Tickets are available from the Exeter Northcott Website.

Please note if your group is performing in Taiko Beats you do not need to buy a ticket but you will need to obtain wristbands for members of your group from the UK Taiko Festival team in advance. Find out more.

Pulse & Roll, Exeter Northcott, 7.30pm

Kagemusha Taiko present an exhilarating, uplifting new show which sees the group joined from Japan by former Kodo member, Shogo Yoshii , and from USA by one of the world’s leading taiko performers, Shoji Kameda.   Kagemusha Taiko themselves have toured in Japan, represented European taiko at the World Taiko Gathering in Los Angeles, and featured in the European Taiko Concert in Dusseldorf, Germany.  This is the one and only chance to see “Pulse & Roll” performed with this outstanding line-up of players.

Tickets are available from the Exeter Northcott Website.

Jul
1
Sat
Pulse & Roll – Exeter Northcott @ Exeter Northcott
Jul 1 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm

Headlining the 12th UK Taiko Festival, for this special concert, Kagemusha Taiko are joined from Japan by former Kodo member, Shogo Yoshii,and from the USA by one of the world’s leading taiko performers, Shoji Kameda. The show will also include a special performance of Brother Drum. Tickets are already selling fast, so don’t delay and book online now.

Jul
2
Sun
Brother Drum @ Exeter Phoenix
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An extra-special addition to the schedule, Brother Drum will be the final concert of 12th UK Taiko Festival. Featuring Kagemusha Taiko, Tuschigumo Daiko, Shoji Kameda, Shogo Yoshii and musicians Damian Clarke, George Whitfield & Hibiki Ichikawa. Brother Drum involves not only the theatrical drama and emotional power of taiko drumming, it also embraces folk and traditional music from the UK, Japan and USA, as typified by the title song of the show which you can watch here.
 
Brother Drum will take place the Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter, on Sunday 2nd July at 7pm.

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Jul
8
Sat
Taste of Taiko @ The Taiko Centre
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Taste of Taiko Workshop
Saturday 8th July
10.30am – 12.30pm, £15 if paid in advance. £20 on the day.

Seen taiko and now want to do it? Our Taste of Taiko workshops are perfect for complete beginners who want to give this great performing art a go. This two hour workshop at our Taiko Centre at Hannahs at Seale Hayne teaches you the basics and fundamentals, as well as a bit of history of taiko. Please book in advance by emailing info@kagemusha.com.

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Please note workshop spaces are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Jul
10
Mon
Drum for Fun @ The Taiko Centre
Jul 10 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Start your week with a bang with our Drum for Fun sessions on Monday mornings. Suitable for complete beginners, and those that have played taiko before. No need to book!

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Monday Night Taiko @ The Taiko Centre
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brand new to the Taiko Centre calendar is our Monday night taiko class. This hour long session is the perfect way to shake off those Monday blues. No need to book, no need for prior experience, suitable for those 16yrs+ and £5 per person. Come as much or as little as you like! Sessions begin on Monday 5th June at 7.00pm and will run until Monday 7th August (no session on 3rd July). For more info please email info@kagemusha.com.

 

Jul
13
Thu
Adult Recreational Course @ The Taiko Centre
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Adult Recreational Course 
Starts Thurs 13th July 2017
7.00 – 8.30pm, £32 per person

A 4-week course for those who have played taiko before and are looking to challenge themselves by learning simple repertoire and build on the basics and fundamentals. You must be over the age of 18. The course is £32 per person and must be booked in advance by emailing info@kagemusha.com or ringing 01626 325832.

Jul
15
Sat
Tano Taiko at St James Feast @ Tiverton
Jul 15 all-day

A day of fun merriment live music and street crafts in Tiverton town centre.

In 1257 King Henry III granted a three-day Charter Fair to Tiverton to be held around the Feast of St James in July. This was a time of prosperity, country folk brought their wares to the market on foot and horse-back in pannier baskets. Street entertainers and musicians came to make a farthing or two playing to the crowds. Dancing bears excited the crowd and Tiverton taverns sold copious ale in jugs from barrels.

The Tiverton Portas Company is planning to re-create the excitement of this Medieval Fayre, minus the dancing bears, but with an additional 21st century flair. This Medieval Fayre is being held for the first time this year with an aim to make this an annual event for Tiverton Town. So come and join the fun!

Tano will be performing 3 sets throughout the day, along with some have-a-go sessions.