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.

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.

Brother Drum CD Cover

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.

Tano Taiko at Lyme Regis Carnival @ Lyme Regis
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One of Tano Taiko’s favourite gigs! This year Tano will be performing on Lyme Regis seafront on Sunday 6th August during the evening as part of the fabulous Lyme Regis Carnival.