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 ...



6 comments:

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

peter dryburgh said...

Where do I start? With awe and wonder at the quality of Phil and Lynnes skill and spirit, I currently live in the second wettest city in Wales, and I love drumming in caves along the coast line, so there in lay a challenger with the drum, but Phil and Lynne certainly created and birthed a drum that was most suited to my needs, we discussed the skin and they added some adaption screws to tighten it, and what a dream, it works perfectly, and what a beautiful drum it is, goat skin, oak hoop and antler handle, and such a deep beautiful song he has too! Thank you so much for this drum, I absolutely love it!!!! I also ordered a travel rattle, and what a beauty it is, perfect for carrying around on my travels around the caves and coastline, I am so thankful to you both, you're amazing!!

Morocco Regnumangelorum said...

I have loved to learn about history, who we've been and what we've all been about for so many thousands of years. What were those things our Ancestor's thought, what were their songs, their works of art, their struggles and their beliefs?

At times I feel myself overtaken by awe whenever I have an opportunity to stand near something crafted by them, to know that someone, somewhen, took the time to think it through and bring it about. Beauty has so many forms.

And so it is that I have a great deal of respect for those in our day who have a passion to move into that space themselves and honor Old Ways in the works of their hands and the reverence of their spirits.

I am very glad to have found Phil and Lynne on Etsy, to have the opportunity to ask that they create a drum for me similar to what may have been used by my Shamanistic or Druidic forefathers, something to hold a measure of the respect I feel for them within its substance. ... And did I comment upon how beautiful is that drum? A few days hence, I will greet the sun with it in my hands and let it sing. At spme later date I will likely ask that another be made to keep it company :)

Thank you Phil and Lynne. Many be the blessings that fall upon you.

Dawn said...

Like others, I am seeking the way of the ancestors of the North. This drum called to me over the ocean, and when she was birthed, the Deer Mother / Reindeer Mother was right there in the top of the drum skin. Magical. We are just learning to sing and work together. Thank you so, so much for this wonderful ancestral being, and this connection to the great beings around and within. May you be greatly blessed!

Nicky Johnson said...

Shamanic tools / instruments seem to call to you and this one certainly did that.

WOW thank you so much for the love and honour you have put into this xx

I am thoroughly enjoying the magic and depth of this piece....

I feel so privileged and full of gratitude to be connecting to this beautiful collaboration of animal, tree and crystal beings / energies.

The drum and drum beater are absolutely stunning and full of magical energy and beauty and guidance and wonder, RIGHT FROM THE BEGINING they have been chatting away, amazing..!!! They hold so much love and wisdom. They seem to be part of each other but also pieces in their own right.

It feels it has been made with so much love and respect for it's originators....the energies in and around the piece feel so peaceful and full of love and gentle kindness.....

.....and WOW the craftsmanship is incredible..!!!!

xx Thank you xx
Much love and blessings,
xx Nicky xx

Nancy said...

I am very priviliged to have received my first drum from Phil & Lynne earlier this week and it is stunning. I looked at lots of different makers and drum sellers, but was drawn to Shamanic Druidry as I really loved their ethos of making drums that reflect our northern european shamanic culture. The drum and beater are both beautifully made, and partner each other well. I am looking forward to getting to know my drum well over the coming months, and to the journeying we will do together.
A huge thank you to Phil & Lynne for bringing this beautiful instrument into being.