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Shamanic Tribal Drum & Beater Workshop – Killarney, Co. Kerry

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Carrauntoohil Eco Farm is delighted to be able to offer this 2-day workshop with Daithi Dubh & Wild Irish Drums.

This 2-day workshop will give you a hands-on experience in making your own shamanic tribal drum. It begins at 10:00a each day and will go until roughly 5:00p.

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.

Here is an idea of what your journey with Daithi will include for the 2 days in May. Lunch will be provided for both days, or you can bring your own.

Day 1 – May 6
* 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, stich 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.

Day 2 – May 7
* 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.

             

COST & DEPOSIT
Reserve your space for the 2-day event with a non-refundable deposit of €75 no later then April 10, 2017. This amount may be forwarded to another workshop event, should an emergency arrise and you are unable to attend.

Total cost for the event will depend grately 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

TRANSPORTATION

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS
If you are coming from far away and would like to reserve accommodations, we can offer you the following options for an additional cost:

If you are coming from far away and would like to reserve accommodations, 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
Carrauntoohil Bed and Breakfast located 5 mins away – prices vary depending on number sharing.

Contact Vikki for further info at +353 86 363 0147

 

Venue

Carrauntoohil Eco Farm
Meallis, Beaufort
Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland
Website:
www.carrauntoohilecofarm.com