Incidentals introduce children to frame drumming at Heptonstall Family Day 2016

More community outreach with my frame drum band Incidentals

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Beth Hardman and Sandi Beth Hardman and Sandi

Oxana and Sandi of Incidentals were excited to introduce adults and children to frame drumming at Heptonstall Family Day 2016. We were warmly welcomed by the organiser Beth Hardman, who subsequently said: “It was really good having you as part of the day.”

FirstTestOfFrameDrums26032016We had families with children young and younger join us informally and check out the instruments.

We played a couple of songs and instrumentals and led an introductory session of frame drumming.

Oxana and Sandi by the stained glass windows Oxana and Sandi by the stained glass windows

Children had their first try of frame drums along with shakers and other percussion in the beautiful interior of Heptonstall Church.

Frame drumming inside Heptonstall Church Frame drumming inside Heptonstall Church

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Incidentals at Heptonstall Festival 2014: Photos

My frame drum band Incidentals played Heptonstall Festival 2014

Incidentals and Todmorden Frame Drum Group

Incidentals at Weavers Square Stage Incidentals at Weavers Square Stage

Here we are, Sandi on Shamanic Remo Buffalo Drum, Oxana on Komuz, and Sarah on whistle ready for our brand new Intro to our set.

Incidentals with a member of audience Incidentals with a member of audience

We have been overwhelmed by warm welcome from Festival Organisers, our compere and the sound engineers.

After we have finished playing, kind members of audience both adults and children took time to talk to us, asking questions about our drums.

– Is is a Bodhran?

– No, it’s not, it’s a frame drum.

Our younger spectators told us they were thinking of starting a band themselves.

We wish them best of luck!

Our set consisted of three instrumental pieces: OxanaAndSarahHeptonstall20092014

  • Reversals
  • Fusion
  • Circle Dance

And three pairs of folk songs:

  • two Russian
  • two Ukrainian and
  • two Macedonian

A member of the

Sandi with a frame drum bag Sandi with a frame drum bag

audience said that the voice and drums blended…

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