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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 […]

Drum Story Success

Just finished another fabulous 6 week long Expressive Rhythm Stories project in West Yorkshire. A huge thank you to Lizzie Hughes from Baildon Children’s Centre for continuing to champion this educational program. The feeback from the schools and from many of the parents has been fabulous. Onwards now to Malaysia and an Expressive Rhythm Story […]

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 […]

Study Page for Rhythms of the World Class

December 24, 2014
Rhythmbridge Blogger

The Rhythms of the World study page for my hand drum class students is now developing well. There are now 5 complete rhythms along with soundcloud files and notation to help with follow up from the classes. The latest rhythm Haitian Bolero is linked below. I hope this helps with your learning and please feel […]