DrumTrek Day 19

During the Stainsby festival I met up with an old friend and Headteacher of a Primary school in Derbyshire. I had worked for 4 years at her school, training the kids to be DCF's (Drum Circle Facilitators) on a funded project called Creative Partnerships, some years back. Creative Partnerships was the UK’s flagship creative learning... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 18

Monday morning. Post Festival high. Creaky bones and a lack of desire to get out of bed. Slow start. Is this a wall? I spent the morning editing videos and blogging and then headed for Cannock Chase to run two sessions of drumming for 44 teachers on a team building day. My good friend and... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Days 16/17

Having already pitched my tent prior to the Sheffield circle, I was able to land well at Stainsby Festival and hook up again with my partner in crime Nessa, who brought the contents for the space I had erected. Teamwork 😉 This was always going to be a significant stop on the Trek and oh... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 15

After my morning blogging, Johnny and I went for a bit of scran and I said my goodbyes and headed for The Field of Dreams and Stainsby Festival to pitch my tent. I did so quickly, dropped off some Earth from the North for the opening ceremony and then drove to Sheffield to meet up... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 14

The morning was a slow and easy one with a bit of blogging and then a sunny cafe breakfast out on the streets of Hull. A little bit of Guitar playing with Donna and a new practice exercise called the Spider ( fingering up and down the fretboard) and I was on my way along... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 13

After a wee stop over at the Hebden Bridge base camp it was back to the road again. Thanks to Nessa for the use of the lovely space, showers and good food and company. I was up and away early at 0700 and heading for Stockport on the outskirts of Manchester, where I had a... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 12

I began the morning with a cup of coffee and a good ol natter with Patricia McMahon and Debbie Beirne who had stopped off in Hebden Bridge en route to Holyhead to catch a ferry over the water to Ireland. Safe home girls. Then I visited The Juju Lounge and had a fabulous massage from... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 11

DrumTrek  Brighouse was only a short hop from Hebden Bridge, which is acting as my kind of base camp for the few gigs within spitting distance. Because of that I had a lie in and a slow morning meditating and doing my stretching routine. I had agreed to do an afternoon drum circle session with... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 10

I got up before the circle was due to start at 11.00am and parked the van next to the Community centre at Salem and then headed back up to Nessa's for a bit of brekky. I walked back down to the centre and met Brian Toberman, my local organiser and friend and we unloaded the... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 9

I awoke on a sunny morning at the Dear Tribe residence in Hebden Bridge on Windsor Road. Easy start to the day with a relaxing breakfast with Nessa. On the road at midday and heading for The Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. We met up with Robert Goux, our man on the ground and were... Continue Reading →

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