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Video: Incidentals’ recording session

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Local blogger Krishna part of filmed Incidentals’ recording session as one of his videos of creative and spiritual events in Calderdale.

In this clip, we perform our composition Circle Dane based on Layne Redmond’s Rattlesnake variations.

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Incidentals lead a drumming session at Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute

Doing our bit for flood relief

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

HBWIDumming18012016 Members of Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute drumming with Sarah (far left)

On 18th January Incidentals led a drumming session for Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute. We are donating our earning to Calderdale Flood Fund to help local residents and businesses recover from the recent floods.

We had an excellent turn-out, with about 50 women coming to the drum circle.

I had never heard frame drumming and it was really lovely and relaxing to listen to Oxana and her drummers.  She was also an interesting speaker and a patient teacher!  I enjoyed the session and would like to do more. – Polly

We played a composition based on variations of a rhythm used by Sufi as taught by Layne Redmond. Oxana spoke a little bit about history of women playing frame drums and about Layne Redmond, who inspired so many women to connect through frame drumming.

Such a wonderful…

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Frame drumming at French and Breton music and dance workshop

Sandi and I have discovered French folk music and dance and met some wonderful musicians

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Petra and musicians Petra and musicians

On Sat 26 September 2015 Oxana and Sandi of Incidentals attended French and Breton music and dance workshop organised by Les Panards Dansants – French Music and Dance in West Yorkshire.

The music/dance workshop, 1 to 2.30 pm (£2) was brilliant, we had such a great time. There was around 20 or more musicians playing guitars, violin, mandolin and similar instruments, bag pipes, bodhran, accordian, tambourine and much more. They had obviously played together a lot, they were excellent!

Neil, first left with a hand drum on the photo, also played a Glen Velez tambourine and a Meinl pandeiro. He learnt from YouTube!

Sandi and Oxana at the workshop Sandi and Oxana at the workshop

We joined in with our drums.

There was lovely food to help yourself to and make a brew in the interval. (Refreshments (£2) or bring and share a dish).

Then lots more people arrived for the Dance workshop:…

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Spring is welcome in Calderdale: together we celebrate

Todmorden Frame Drum Group and all-women frame drum band Incidentals held a community Spring celebration

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Circle Dance for celebrating Spring Circle Dance for celebrating Spring

We drummed, we sang and we danced with the help of musicians from Incidentals band and Todmorden Frame Drum Group at Welcome Spring communal celebration on 21 March.

Other creatives and spiritual teachers joined:

  • Guest bodhrán player Anna Zueva-Owens,
  • Guest fiddle and recorder player Anna Butler,
  • Sacred Song teacher Susan Askey, who teaches on first Sundays of every month at 2 pm in Hebden,
  • and Sandi and Irene, members of the circle dance group led by Sophia Hatch that meets at the Oddfellows Hall, Todmorden on Thursday mornings.

The circle is open, but never broken!

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Incidentals at World Vegan Day Gig, 1 November 2014, Todmorden

My band Incidentals played at World Vegan Day Gig

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Incidentals at World Vegan Day Gig Incidentals at World Vegan Day Gig

We were happy to play at World Vegan Day Gig organised by 3 Valley Veg*ns for two reasons: One, we got free delicious vegan dinner, and Two: it was the first time when Clare, our new flute player, joined us in performance.

Clare with her Native American Flute Clare with her Native American Flute

You can see Clare’s short bio here. Clare plays classical flute, as well as two Native American flutes: one large made with Yew and another smaller made with Holly.

The magical sounds of all three weaved in perfectly into the drumming and vocals.

To honour World Vegan Day, 1 November, the date when the world’s first Vegan Society was founded in the UK in 1944, we included a Buddhist Precept “not to kill” into our Shamanic Intro.

Sandi on Shamanic Drum Sandi on Shamanic Drum

For Shamanic Intro, Sandi usually plays a Remo shamanic drum, Sarah – a bird…

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Incidentals will play at World Vegan Day Gig in Fielden Centre, Todmorden

See my frame drum band Incidentals, introducing Clare on Native American flutes at World Vegan Day Gig

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

WVegan day event posterIncidentals will perform at World Vegan Day Gig, Sat 1 November, Fielden Centre, Todmorden, at 9 pm. Food from 7 pm, live entertainment from 7.30 pm.

Entry £7.

We are excited to have a flute player Clare join Incidentals. Come to see her play enchanting Native American flutes to go with the drumming.

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See Incidentals at Heptonstall Festival, 20 Sep, 1 pm

See my women frame drum band Incidentals at Heptonstall Festival, 20 Sep, Sat, 1 pm

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Incidentals will perform at

Heptonstall Festival on 20 September, Saturday, at 1 pm on Weaver Square stage, Heptonstall

For Visitor Information click here

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