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Gratitiude

It’s dark and winter has fallen upon us in Scotland. Shorter days and longer nights. The desire to hibernate always rises up. It’s the Bear in me. Sleep and then sleep some more. There is a lot going on in the world wherever you sit on the political or environmental spectrum. A lot. Interesting times. […]

What a summer that was!

Where to even think about beginning? It has flown by and that is always a good sign methinks. Stainsby Festival once more provided the perfect platform for a wonderful summer. Two amazing circles and a gig on the main stage with the now legendary house band, completed a fine weekend. Some time in Hebden Bridge […]

Horseshoes and Weddings

The association of horseshoes and good luck is as old as the hills: in many cultures, hanging a horseshoe over a door was thought to bring good luck to the occupants. That tradition crept into weddings, too, and the story goes that brides would carry a horseshoe on their wedding day to bring good luck […]

The Joy in Play

It really isn’t work. It’s play. Drumming. It can be serious. Very much so, but it is essentially playing. We play music…and sometimes it plays us. Since my return from Malaysia I have been playing weekly with my Glasgow group, working with pre-school children, sitting in on a wonderful traditional style Ceilidh, with songs, stories […]

It’s all in the stories

I have just completed the second Expressive Rhythm Stories Training Program in Kuala Lumpur for participants to learn how to tell ERS. On the tin it says that we will enable you to take ERS into the education sector and deliver exciting and engaging ERS sessions. Throughout the program we learn the skills and techniques […]

Drum Trek

January 30, 2015
Community, Gigs, Rhythmbridge Blogger

26 drum circles……In 26 days. Findhorn…… Aberdeen….. Edinburgh…… Glasgow…… Wiston…….. Carlisle…… Newcastle Upon Tyne…. Wakefield Hull…. Leeds…… Hebden Bridge…. Preston…. Liverpool…. Manchester… Sheffield…. Stainsby (2 days)… Nottingham….. Birmingham….. Newtown…. Swansea…. Cardiff…. Bristol….. London…Brighton…. Lands End……. As a drum circle facilitator I have been very fortunate to have connected up with a UK wide network of […]

UK Playshop, Malaysia and more….

What a few months it has been at Rhythmbridge. In late September we welcomed back Arthur Hull to our Drum Circle Home at Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire, for another 6 day intensive training in Drum Circle Facilitation at the UK Playshop.   In the lead up to the training I took a trip North […]

Community Drum Circle: Dec 15th 2013

December 16, 2013
Community, Rhythmbridge Blogger

What a wonderfully vibrant drum circle this was. My last here before I re-locate permanently to Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire, Scoltand. Great turnout and lots of familiar faces and some amazing music created. I love how community can come together and do this. Magical. We sang a tribute to Mandela which was improvised around […]