I started the drum circle in 2001 at the request of the Harvest Moon shop in Hitchin.
We originally met above the shop on Sunday afternoons but, after a short period at Gravenhurst Village Hall, we settled at the old Fruit Farm in Clophill village for many years.
We now meet in my studio in Gravenhurst every Thursday evening from 7.30 till 9.30 and have a huge amount of fun.
The circle is centred around playing the djembe drum but is open to any other drums and percussion, as well as flutes, didgeridoos, shakers, agago bells, balafons etc.
We play traditional African, Japanese and contemporary rhythms, and often perform at a wide variety of events including festivals, fetes, parties & theatres.
Most of the members of the circle started out coming for one to one tuition on djembe drum before graduating to the circle when they felt ready. This is my recommended approach. However, others have joined the circle without one to one tuition and have learned to join in at their own pace.
All instruments are supplied.
The drum circle really is a great deal of fun, a musical and social event in one. Come and have a go!