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Looking for more information about what’s happening at the festival? Want to know where to stay and other things to do in the area? You’ve come to the right place. Please browse through our information below to find the answers you’ve been searching for. If you still have questions on your mind, please get in touch and a member of our team would be happy to help you.


The Scottish Taiko Festival is a collaborative event run by Shoshin Taiko Dojo CIC and Tsuchigumo Daiko. Both groups are located in Scotland and are dedicated to learning and teaching the beautiful art of taiko drumming to as many people as possible. We believe that taiko drumming can bring many benefits to people’s physical and mental health. It is a cathartic activity and kumi daiko (taiko ensemble) is an activity that can create a unique shared experience for all involved.

Shoshin Taiko Dojo CIC focuses on teaching and spreading taiko drumming to rural communities, to create new experiences, opportunities and links within those communities.

Tsuchigumo Daiko is an organisation based in central Scotland committed to the study and promotion of Taiko Drumming, through regular classes, workshops, outreach, and performances. The group was founded in January 2016 by Martin Doyle and Shonagh Walker, who quickly established a group ethos focused on sharing the joy and benefits of Taiko, fostering community, inclusivity, and personal development.



We are passionate for taiko, for learning, for playing, and for sharing. And we love the taiko community in Europe and around the world. We wanted to create an opportunity to get together, share and have a good time. However, we also wanted to do something different; an appealing and beneficial event that engages the local community and not just Taiko players. Therefore, we made the commitment to involve as many local people and businesses in the Festival as possible and offer a family-friendly event that the local community would want to attend.

We also hope to bring attention to the many beautiful, but under-utilised village halls there are in and around the festival location, and showcase rural Scotland as a world-leading tourist destination.  We want to create an event that taiko players would want to attend not by themselves, but with their families and friends – and to ensure there is something for everyone on offer.

Ultimately, we wanted to create something new and unique, and we cannot do that without you,. The success of the festival depends entirely upon whether YOU will attend or not. If you do decide to join us, we promise you will not be disappointed. 



The main location for the Scottish Taiko Festival is the village of Aberfoyle, although there will also be events running in Gartmore.


There will be a Festival Information Desk in Aberfoyle Primary School on the 12th and 13th of April, open from 10am to 4pm.


You can secure a space on a Taiko workshop or other event by checking out our schedule of events.


There will be a Festival merchandise stall where you will be able to buy mementos from the Festival, such as t-shirts and bags, as well as merchandise from the various groups and supporters of the Festival. We are also planning to have Kadon and Kaiser Drums goods on sale. 

This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase bachi and equipment from Miyamoto, which is normally difficult to find in Europe. If you have specific requests and/or would like to place a bachi or equipment order for you or your taiko group, please contact us.

The merchandise stall will be located in Aberfoyle Primary School on Saturday/Sunday, 13th-14th April, open from 10am to 4pm



All our venues are wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns or requests concerning accessibility, please contact us.


If you are a business and would like to sponsor, support or collaborate with the Festival in any capacity, please contact us. It is not easy to make an event like this happen, so we would appreciate your support!

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