Calendar

May
6
Mon
Tano Taiko at Uffculme Show @ Uffculme Show
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

A craft tent, stalls of all shapes and sizes, a wide variety of food and drink, a funfair and some traditional games. Altogether Uffculme show offers a fun day out for all the family with proceeds going to a number of good causes all in the surroundings of the beautiful Culm Valley. Tano Taiko will be performing twice throughout the day in the main ring.

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Jun
22
Sat
Tano Taiko at Ogwell Summer Fair @ Ogwell Green
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tano Taiko will be kicking off the 2019 Ogwell Summer Fair on Saturday 22nd June with a performance and have a go session. Performance is at 12 pm with a have a go session straight after.

For more information about the fair please visit their Facebook page here.

Tano Taiko at the Exeter Rainbow Run @ Westpoint
Jun 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tano Taiko are delighted to be back at the Exeter Rainbow Run for the 6th year in a row. A 5K run, complete with coloured paint thrown at the runners, around Wespoint in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. Tano Taiko will be drumming throughout the race to keep the runners going.

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Tano Taiko at Stover School Summer Fair @ Stover School
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Saturday 22nd June Tano Taiko will be performing at Stover School’s Summer Fair. Two sets between 2 – 4 pm followed by have-a-go sessions for the crowd.

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Jul
5
Fri
13th UK Taiko Festival @ Leicester
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

The 13th UK Taiko Festival will be taking place 5th – 7th July 2019 in Leicester across various venues.

The Festival will feature three fantastic concerts;

Feast of Taiko, 5th July, 7.30pm, Sue Townsend Theatre.

A fabulous showcase of taiko from youth groups across the UK. This concert is now sold out, to go on the waiting list please email info@taikofestival.org.uk

 

Taiko Beats, 6th July, 12.15pm, Sue Townsend Theatre.

Six different taiko groups from across the UK each play for 10-minutes. A great way to sample a variety of taiko styles. Tickets £12.50 available from here.

 

Taiko Without Borders, 6th July, Sue Townsend Theatre.

The Festival’s headline concert featuring Kaoly Asano (Japan) with Kion Dojo (Germany), plus Tsuchigumo Daiko (Scotland) and Tano Taiko (England). Tickets: £20.00 per person available from here.

 

Saturday 6th July will also see the LCB Depot become the Festival hub with taiko presentations, outdoor performances and more.

On Sunday 7th July there will be a special outdoor performance of ELEVEN at Humberstone Gate West.

To find out more about the Festival please visit www.taikofestival.org.uk.

Jul
20
Sat
Tano Taiko at Ottery St Mary Primary School Summer Fair @ Ottery St Mary Primary School
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ottery St Mary Primary School are hosting their Summer Fair on Saturday 20th July, 3.00 – 6.00 pm, and Tano Taiko will be performing and running have-a-go sessions during the event. Times TBC.

Aug
3
Sat
Tano Taiko at Lyme Regis Carnival @ Lyme Regis
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One of Tano Taiko’s favourite gigs! This year Tano will be performing on Lyme Regis seafront on Saturday 3rd August during the evening as part of the fabulous Lyme Regis Carnival.

Sep
8
Sun
Taiko Film: Healing Beats @ The Exeter Phoenix
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAIKO FILM: HEALING BEATS (PG)

Dir. Iván Muñoz

75 mins, 2019. Spain

DOCUMENTARY

To view the trailer please click here.

Taiko is much more than a simple instrument: It is a philosophy of life, a martial art, an artistic discipline.

Built upon 2,000 years of history and engrained within all aspects of Japanese culture Taiko’s energy brings respect, joy and, a connection between millions of people around the world.

This fascinating documentary explores the philosophy and discipline that goes into mastering the drum.

Preceded by a performance from Kagemusha Taiko, and introduced by Jonathan Kirby, Artistic Director of Kagemusha Taiko.

Tickets are £8/£5 available through the Exeter Phoenix website.

 

Sep
15
Sun
Tano Taiko at Free-Expression Arts Festival @ Beres Yard
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Expression Arts Festival aims to deliver a community led event celebrating the arts and Tano are very excited to be performing as part of it. Two sets and have a go sessions throughout the afternoon.

 

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

Kagemusha Taiko present

SHADOW WARRIOR

7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Exeter Phoenix

Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080
https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/kagemusha-taiko-shadow-warrior/

 

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.

SHADOW WARRIOR

Exeter Phoenix   7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080
https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/kagemusha-taiko-shadow-warrior/