Drum for Fun @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 16 @ 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!


Monday Night Taiko @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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! For more info please email


Adult Recreational Course @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

4- Week Adult Recreational Course 
Starts Thursday 28th November 2019
7.00 – 8.30pm, £35 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. The course is £35 per person and must be booked in advance by emailing or ringing 01626 325832.

Tano Taiko at South Molton Winter Solstice @ South Moulton
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tano Taiko’s final gig of the year will take place at South Molton’s Winter Solstice on Friday 20th December. This fun and festive event runs from 5.00 – 9.00pm and Tano will be performing two sets followed by have-a-go sessions in the town centre.

Kagemusha Taiko present Shadow Warrior @ Exeter Phoenix
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kagemusha Taiko present


7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Exeter Phoenix

Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080


Tickets are now on sale for the exciting new show from Kagemusha Taiko, the first major performance by the group in Exeter since “A Good Death” in Exeter Cathedral in December 2017.


Taiko is drum theatre.  Using taiko, Kagemusha Taiko create moods, explore the tension between space and time, and tell stories.  “Shadow Warrior” is the English translation of “Kagemusha”, and this show is very much Western European in nature, drawing on stories of Merlin, Beowulf and Norse mythology.  There’s new instrumentation as well as new themes in this show…

Shadow Warrior  reunites Kagemusha Taiko with original group member Kordian Tetkov.  Having been spellbound by a solo performance by Kordian on gongs and percussion, artistic director Jonathan Kirby invited him to collaborate with the group for this one, special performance.  Drums and gongs together weave a particular kind of magic.  Don’t miss it!

In the second half of the show, this particular taiko journey heads into new territory with the addition of bass guitar and vocals.  Back in the day, brothers Jonathan and Tim Kirby performed to critical acclaim as Diatribe, with releases on the Criminal Damage record label and John Peel session on BBC Radio 1 to their credit.  Tim now brings his voice and his bass to the world of taiko.  It’s a powerful combination.


Tickets are limited, so book now in order to avoid disappointment.


Exeter Phoenix   7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080

Taiko Day Retreat @ The Taiko Centre
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kagemusha Taiko are now offering ‘Taiko Day Retreats’. Spend the day learning the basics and fundamentals of this amazing performing art at our fully equipped studio.

Blow those cobwebs away with this unique opportunity to re-energise, re-charge and challenge yourself with something new. Drumming, beautiful Devon countryside and more, Kagemusha Taiko’s Day Retreats are the perfect way to escape. With no previous experience of taiko necessary, these days are open to enthusiastic adults of all ages.

Our day retreats begin with gentle stretches followed by a day of taiko drumming, finishing off with exclusive use of a hydro-therapy pool. Places are just £60 per person and must be booked in advance by emailing


  • A day of taiko drumming

  • Tea & coffee throughout the day

  • 1 hour session in a hydro-therapy pool

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 7th December, 10.30 am – 6.00 pm

Saturday 11th January, 10.30 am – 6.00 pm