We do not make "Native American" style drums ......

We take our inspiration from
Northern European shamanic cultures 






 Let us explain a little bit why ....

Firstly, Native American drums use rawhide lacing to tension the drum,
whilst that's fine in the hot weather ... 

Over here in Europe the damp climate plays havoc with these drums, not only does the skin on the drum head get damp but so does the lacing too resulting in a drum
that you can not play for long outside..





 Secondly, its not our culture. 
 
We have our own traditions and styles of drums....
From the Irish Bodhran to the Sami shamanic drums....






Finally, there are lots of folk making
Native American style drums.
So we would rather leave them to it ...

With the drums we make we try to add a modern twist to traditional shamanic drum making, blending a high level of attention to detail with an element of artistic expression
and we hope this inspires others drum makers ...



1 comment:

Jo Crow said...

Phil and Lynne made me the most beautiful drum.......Black Horse Skin on Yew Hoop, with Horse Bone handle carved by my partner Matt Heal at Soulfire Arts. This drum had been calling to me for a very long time and I finally convinced them to make it for me. He arrived on Autumn Equinox and we have slowly been building a relationship. Last nights Full Moon we had our most amazing journey so far......Journeying deep into Horse, Bone,Yew and Runes. The journey went back to the primal beginnings of Earth, Fire and Ice, I have not journeyed so far and deep for many many years, having trouble coming back my partner sent Wolf in to find and guide me. We went beyond time and space, experiencing the Elements and Runes in the marrow of my bones, the bones of Earth, Horse and Yew, understood by my deep body knowing, words have no place there or here. Excited about where we go next :-).

So I want to say a HUGE Thank You to Phil, Lynne and Matt for bringing this incredible being into my life. Can't recommend highly enough!! If deep and powerful is what you want, come to these guys. Jo Crow