Taste of Taiko in Tiverton @ The Oak Room
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taste of Taiko Workshop in Tiverton

Saturday 30th November, 10 am – 4 pm, The Oak Room

Taiko is coming to Tiverton! This amazing performing art which combines big drums and choreography is a lot of fun and accessible to all. Kagemusha Taiko will be leading a day-long Taste of Taiko workshop in the Oak Room on Saturday 30th November. This workshop will include an introduction to taiko as well as the basics, fundamentals and melody patterns culminating in learning a simple performance piece by the end of the day.

Places are £40 per person and must be booked and paid for in advance at the Liznojan Bookshop on Gold Street in Tiverton. Please note there is a booking fee to pay by card. Participants must be 14yrs +. Lunch is not included but tea & coffee will be available.

For more information please email

Sharpen Your Shime Skills @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Sharpen Your Shime workshop focuses on the subtle elements needed to play various base rhythms and patterns well on this smaller drum. Places are £10 per person and must be booked in advance. This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners. To book please email

Sunday Skills and Drills @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An exciting way to kick off the weekend, these Skills and Drills sessions will cover a range of things including shime and odaiko technique as well as different styles of playing  such as up-stand and slant stand. £10 per person and suitable for those who’ve played taiko before. Places must be booked in advance by email or calling 01626 325832.


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