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Drummers of the Heartbeat - Gathering of the Tribes

  • MacRobert Hall Tarland Green Road Aboyne, Scotland, AB34 4YL United Kingdom (map)

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

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.

Book to join us for the Gathering of the Tribes

Booking Conditions *
1. Deposits are non refundable and non transferable. 2. Full Payment must be paid no later than 2 weeks before the event date 3. In the unlikely event of me (Jonathan Weekes) having to cancel the workshop I will arrange to refund any money you have paid for an advance booking, or transfer your place to another workshop. 4. All places advertised are subject to availability, and your place on the course is held only by your deposit payment. 5. Insurance: It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover any travel or accommodation arrangements for your booking. 6. Cancellation of booking: Should you be forced to cancel, you must confirm this in writing or by email. Cancellation of your place on the workshop is not effective until this has been received. If less than two weeks’ notice is given, we have the right to retain the event fee.