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Shamanic Drum & Rattle Making Workshop – Carrauntoohil Eco Farm, Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Shamanic Drum & Rattle Making Workshop

Carrauntoohil Eco Farm is delighted to be able to offer this 2 day workshop with Daithi Dubh from Wild Irish Drums.
This 2 day workshop will give you a hands-on experience in making your own tribal drum.

At the end of it all you will take away your own specialized, designed, and birthed drum ready for use. The knowledge you will gain in drum making as well as some Shamanic practice while spending 2 days with Daithi Dubh is priceless. Daithi has recently relocated to the US so this may be your only opportunity this year to attend one of his workshops here in Ireland.

Here is an idea of what your journey with Daithi will include for the 2 days in October

Day 1 – October 13th

*Begins at 10am
* Begin with a journey to gather your intention for your drum.
* Learn about what it takes to start a drum from ‘scratch’, including a drum rim making demonstration.
* Choose a section of the hide you wish to use for your drum, cut it along with the lacing and ready it for soaking.
* Make your own beater. Bring a special piece of wood (min. 1-1/2″ thick and 12″ long), learn how to lathe it, stitch the beater head leather, stuff it and decorate it.
* Prepare your rim with special engraving, your name, date, or symbols that mean something to the power of your drum.
*Firewalk and Fire Ceremony – Saturday Evening 8pm- 10.30pm
Firewalking is an ancient tribal tradition used as a way to cleanse and purify yourself and to release anything that no longer serves us. In keeping with the theme of ‘birthing your drum’ you will be rebirthing yourself and holding the intention with your drum also, enabling you to move forward and set your intentions for your new journey in life with your drum

Day 2 – Oct 14th

* Any required prep work on the rim or beater that didn’t get finished in day one can be done at the beginning of day 2.
* Stretch the soaked hide over the wooden drum rim and bind it with the hide lacing. This sounds much easier then it is, but there is a process to do it right and Daithi will guide you through that.
* Hold ceremony to birth your drum to infuse it with your intention and awaken it to purpose. This is a very important and respectful ceremony of thanks and intent.
*Learn how best to care for your drum to keep it in the best condition and vibration.

Light Lunch and Breakfast will be provided for those staying on site, please bring food to share for Saturday evening

Reserve your space for the 2 day event with a non-refundable deposit of €75 no later then Sept 1st. This amount may be forwarded to another workshop event, should an emergency arise and you are unable to attend.

Total cost for the event will depend greatly on the particulars of the drum you wish to create. All available skins are from wild animals with healthy organic lives, which gives their hides great variability for vibration and sound. The spirit of the animal lived in its true environment, not farmed, so the life lives magically in the hide. It continues to live and be honored in the drums made from their essence.

Here are the examples and corresponding cost that you can choose from:

16″ Ash or Oak rim
* Red Deer €250
* Reindeer €275
* North American Elk €300
* North American Mustang €325
* North American Bison €375

18″ Ash, Oak, or Maple rim
* Red Deer €275
* Reindeer €300
* North American Elk €325
* North American Mustang €350
* North American Bison €450

20″ Maple rim
* Red Deer €300
* Reindeer €325
* North American Elk €350
* North American Mustang €375
* North American Bison €475

Rattles – 100 – 150 Euro
Turtle Shell or Raw Hide. Rattle makers will be working along side the drum makers. Everything will be done by hand and you have a choice of an antler or wooden handle for the rawhide rattles. With Turtle shell wooden handles are preferable

Carrauntoohil Eco Farm is located approx 20 mins drive from Killarney – for directions and location see http://www.carrauntoohilecofarm.com/location.html
Anyone travelling by train or bus we can collect you from the station.

If you need accommodation, we can offer you the following options for an additional cost:

Yurt for one night €30.00 per person sharing– accommodates 3 – 1 double bed & 2 single futons
Camping grounds at Carrauntoohil Eco Farm €15/night
Firewalk cost – €30 for those attending the weekend, €50 for anyone else coming on the evening

Payments can be made by paypal : paypal.me/carrauntoohilecofarm or by bank transfer

Contact Vikki: [email protected]
Phone – 086 3630147


October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am
October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Daithi Dubh
083 880 1177