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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 08 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 11 Apr 2024, 17:30
    Dounans Centre Aberfoyle, Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    A four-day intensive suitable for intermediate to advanced Taiko players, set against the idyllic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. The Gasshuku is an opportunity to connect with Taiko players from around the globe and immerse yourself in key Taiko concepts, guided by world-class instructors.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 07:00 – 8:00
    Aberfoyle, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8, UK
    Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese practice of forest bathing, or forest therapy - the antidote to modern life. Working with the belief that we are part of nature, and practised in Japan as a method of preventative health care, forest bathing is believed to bring mental, physical and spiritual benefits.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 08:00 – 8:50
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    In this workshop, we will learn and practise a specific set of yoga asanas that are essential for taiko players. Taught by Razz Purcell.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Dounans Centre, Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    One of the fundamental skills of any taiko player is the to listen to understand how parts fit together and to play as a group. This workshop focuses on these fundamental skills and gives participants a practical process that they can apply to improve any piece. Taught by Shoji Kameda.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 12:00
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW
    In this workshop you will learn how to develop a smooth, relaxed flow between two drums by exploring the technical drills, grips, movements and ergonomics. Taught by Martin Doyle from Tsuchigumo Daiko.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 12:45 – 14:45
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    Start composing your very own taiko piece! In this workshop, you will be introduced to concrete tools, approaches and principals of taiko composition. Composition is not witchcraft , just craft. Find your voice as a composer and break all the rules. Taught by Jonas Vom Orde. (Photo by Tania Alineri)
  • 12 Apr 2024, 12:45 – 14:45
    Dounans, Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    In this workshop you will learn a concept around rhythms that can be reassembled over and over again, creating an almost endless possibility for practice. Thinking in terms of building blocks provides a structure that is helpful for creative work. Taught by Benni Haas.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    The style is truly improvisational, with just two people hitting on each side of the drum. Yuta Kato has lived on Hachijo for 15 months and immersed himself in the taiko and culture there. In this workshop he will share his experiences, along with "tendencies" that make Hachijo taiko unique.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    Dounans, Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    Whether you’re looking to feel more comfortable with improv or want to take your solos to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Taught by Adam Weiner.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 17:15 – 19:15
    Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    Join Joao in a fun workshop exploring the chappa. Beginner to intermediate level.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    Aberfoyle, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    Join us for a Scottish and Japanese themed buffet meal.
  • 12 Apr 2024, 20:30 – 22:00
    Aberfoyle, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    Come and hang out Hachijo Island-style!
  • 13 Apr 2024, 07:00 – 8:00
    Aberfoyle, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8, UK
    Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese practice of forest bathing, or forest therapy - the antidote to modern life. Working with the belief that we are part of nature, and practised in Japan as a method of preventative health care, forest bathing is believed to bring mental, physical and spiritual benefits.
  • 13 Apr 2024, 08:00 – 8:50
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    In this workshop, we will learn and practise a specific set of yoga asanas that are essential for taiko players.
  • 13 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 11:00
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    The fundamental concept that this workshop focuses on is moving from the core. As taiko players we are often told to generate our motion from our core which is an easy thing to say but much more difficult to understand. Taught by Shoji Kameda.
  • 13 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 11:00
    Dounans Centre, Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT, UK
    Raku, originally written by Chabo-san of Shidara, is a fun energetic piece involving group co-ordination and movement around the drum and each other. Taught by Jared Hardwick.
  • 13 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Aberfoyle Primary School, Lochard Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SZ, UK
    Japanese-themed face painting for the little ones, where they can become a mythical kitsune (fox), Raiijin (god of thunder), or their favourite Japanese anime character!
  • 13 Apr 2024, 11:15 – 13:15
    Aberfoyle Memorial Hall, Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SW, UK
    What makes a performer stand out on stage? Why does the audience focus on one artist? What captures our attention? Is it just what they call stage presence, or is there something more? Taught by Monica Vedia.
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