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.


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.


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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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


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

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.

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.

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


Dir. Iván Muñoz

75 mins, 2019. Spain


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.


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.


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.