Taiko Drums For Orkney – Taiko Drumming Workshop – Taster Sessions

Date:March 19 2022
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm


Taiko Drumming is a dynamic and energising performing art originating in Japan. Ask anyone who has tried it, and they’ll tell you that a Taiko workshop can be a rewarding and uplifting experience.

Led by the experienced Tsuchigumo Daiko instructors, Martin Doyle and Shonagh Walker, this introductory afternoon is for anyone interested in learning more about Taiko drumming. No previous Taiko experience is necessary.

Over the course of the afternoon, there will be talks, videos and – of course – a chance for you to try your hand at Taiko drumming!

To maximise your experience there will be two individual workshop groups, of a maximum of 10 people in each group. While one group is having an opportunity to experience Taiko drumming, the other group will have time to take in the information, perhaps try some sushi and learn more about the ‘Taiko Drums for Orkney’ project from members of the Orkney Japan Association.

Shonagh and Martin simply love to share their passion for Taiko with as many people as possible. This taster session caters to all levels and abilities. No matter the level of musical or physical ability, everyone can participate and share in the joy of Taiko drumming.


What Do You Need

Loose clothing for work. No belts. No jeans.  Do bring any food or snacks you require, especially if you are also attending the morning workshop. Tea, coffee and water are available at the Centre.

There will be a  lunch break, between the morning workshop and afternoon taster sessions, from 1pm to 2pm.

There is the option to buy one of a  limited number of sushi boxes from Sakura Kitchen. The cost to do so will be £12.00 (cash) on the day, and vegetarian sushi boxes will be available. If you would like to pre-order a sushi box, please contact ojainfo@btinternet.com.

Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Morning Instructor Workshop

If you would like to also attend the morning workshops, please book directly using this link to the booking page.


Age Considerations

There is no age restriction for anyone taking part, but those under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.


If you have any questions about the booking process please contact us at booking@linklatervoice.com and we would be happy to assist you.



‘Taiko Drums for Orkney’ is a project initiated by the Orkney Japan Association (OJA). The Kristin Linklater Voice Centre is pleased to be hosting this series of workshops in partnership with OJA.
The workshop is kindly supported by funding from Voluntary Action Orkney and the Scottish Government.




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