Hull Drum Circle

In 2016 Hull Sound Circles delivered the Hull Drum Circle project funded by the Big Lottery. The project, which was held weekly and open to the local community (15 years upwards), was a facilitated drum circle using an interesting variety of drums and percussion from around the world. 

We provided all of the instruments which included interesting drums such as congas, tubanos, darbukas, frame drums and djembes. We also provided lots of unusual percussion instruments such as mini hand held gongs, wah-wah tubes, shakers, wood and different types of bells. People were also welcome to bring their own instruments. We lit the venue with subdued lighting using coloured lights to provide a relaxed atmosphere in which participants could be free be in the moment without feeling exposed.

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Drum Circle in the park

In the summer of 2018 Hull Sound Circles held a ‘Drum Circle In The Park’ at West Park in Hull. The sun was shining; we had a great turn out and received some fantastic feedback. Following on from this event and by popular demand we will be holding a Drum Circle In The Park every summer supported by the local musicians from our crew. A drum circle is one of the most inclusive musical happenings, bringing together people of all ages and abilities to enjoy recreational music making. It is make it up as you go, in the moment music. Our Drum Circles are expansive community experiences in which we aim to accommodate everybody from complete beginners to experienced musicians. 

The spirit and magic of rhythm expressed on drums and percussion instruments cuts through all ages, religions, races and cultures. “Rhythm,” as Gabriel Roth says, “is the mother tongue.” Rhythm is a universal language known to every one, even the youngest child, if we can just “remember.” So in a very objective, yet beautiful way, an interactive rhythm event puts us all on an equal footing with each other and brings us closer together. Arthur Hull 

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