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Hundreds Join in 10th UK Taiko Festival at Seale-Hayne


Hundreds of drumming fans descended on Hannahs at Seale-Hayne last weekend for the 10th UK Taiko Festival.

Over 200 drummers from as far away as Australia, Japan and USA took part in the festival and nearly 500 visitors were there to enjoy their performances.

Stunning performances including Feast of Taiko, Taiko Beats and Summer Thunder pulled in audiences of 300-400 people. On Sunday the largest number of Taiko drummers ever assembled in one place in Europe was achieved. 133 people were involved in The Big Drum performance including members of the audience of all ages.

Hannahs Chief Executive, Bronwen Hewitt, said

“It was a privilege to welcome so many people from around the UK and across the world to Seale-Hayne for the Taiko Festival. The quad was the perfect setting for such electrifying performances and the feedback we have had from those who attended and organised the event has been brilliant!”