Drummers of the Heartbeat and Heron Drums invite you to this special weekend gathering to bring together our community of drummers, to connect with the ancestors of this land, and connect together with the sacred rhythms of the drums.
The drum, the heartbeat of mother earth, connects many of us within our communities, connects us with the healing of the earth, with the wisdom of the ancestors and with the love of spirit. This weekend is a magical opportunity to experience all of this, and be part of birthing a Gathering Drum for the Drummers of the Heartbeat community.
On this weekend, we will raise the energy with our drums and voices, and journey into this ancient landscape to bring forward the strengths and blessings that will be weaved into the Gathering Drum that will be birthed by us all. On the second day, we will take this drum for a ceremony at our nearby stone circle, to honour the ancestors, and share together a meal as a community.
The cost for the weekend is £120 pp. A 50% non refundable deposit is required as early as possible to secure your place on the workshop. Concessions available for couples booking together and those on low income.
There will also be the Drummers of the Heartbeat drumming circle, the night before, at the same venue. All are welcome to join us for that evening. No booking necessary.
Friday 12th July
7:30pm - Drummers of the Heartbeat - Shamanic Drumming Circle (all welcome)
Saturday 13th July
10am - Gathering of the Tribes - Opening Ceremony
1pm - Weaving the Gathering Drum
Sunday 14th July
10am - Ceremony for the Ancestors at Tomnaverie Stone Circle
2pm - Drum Blessings and Closing Ceremony
(The order of schedule subject to change)
Places to stay
Aberdeen Arms Hotel, 31 The Square, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4TX - 01339 881225
Kirklands of Cromar, Bridge St, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4YN - 01339 880103
Douneside House and Health Club, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4UL - 01339 881230
What to Bring
Bring your drum - needless to say! (Drums will be available to borrow if you do not have one). Also bring rattles and other percussive tools
Bring a packed lunch for Saturday and a pot luck seasonal dish for the meal on the Sunday.
Offerings for the land - herbs, salt, oats (not chocolate or seeds)
Dress for the weather, particularly for outdoor ceremony.