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23 York Street, Haliburton

(705) 457-2330

Rails End Gallery and arts centre

A public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburton

A public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburton

A public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburtonA public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburton

Drum Capital of cottage country

DRUMMING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT RAILS END

OUR AIM 

 Haliburton Drums celebrates community, inclusion and cultural diversity  through a range of participatory activities for everyone.   


WHAT WE DO

OUTREACH 

Volunteer facilitators worked with Gillian Thomas in 2019 to develop a short program to introduce residents of local long term care facilities to drumming as a way to connect in community. The health benefits of drum circles in elder care settings are well documented. To learn more contact Laurie 705-457-2330


COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLES 

In 2006 Bazza Hayward led the first drum circle at Rails End. Part of our overarching mission to bring art to life in Haliburton, drum circles have played a important role in welcoming the community to our space ever since. We thank John Proctor, Joe Truss, Bazza, Cathy Taylor, Ed Muenzel, Laurie and Skip Jones, Barb Varty, Long and McQuade, Coast Music and anonymous donors for helping build our collection of loaner drums:  djembes, ashikos, dunduns, cowbells, percussion instruments. To make a donation contact us.

Community Drum Circles are on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm  in the Main Gallery or on our the Patio weather depending. All welcome. By donation. Instruments are provided. 

Volunteer facilitators lead various types of circles according to their personal styles, 


DRUMMING IN THE COMMUNITY 

Our core drummers are always interested in getting out and playing with others!  In 2020 we will be at Minden Pride, Haliburton Santa Claus Parade, Haliburton Art and Craft, Trash N Treasures and Hike Haliburton. 


THE RHYTHMEERS 

Joe Truss and Randy Pielsticker lead this fun, fledgling drum troupe. Throughout the summer we work on rhythm patterns and songs and take to the stage by invitation. We have performed at Minden Pride, Haliburton DrumFest and Hike Haliburton's Big Picnic. No need to audition. If you want to learn more this is for you! 


HALIBURTON DRUMFEST 

Our Drum Festival, set in the heart of Haliburton cottage country, is held the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend. It is a celebration of the awesomeness of rhythm in community including a world music performance; percussionists; drums; dancing; good food; an eclectic vendor market; family friendly activities; learn to drum experiences and drum circles; a costumed parade through the park and joyful frolicking all day long. In 2020 we welcome  Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble, under the direction of Ritesh Das, to Head Lake Park. 


VOLUNTEERS

Haliburton DrumFest has many opportunities for Volunteers. You could assist with set up, at the water station or  entrance gate, dancing, costume making, bubble making and, or course, be a drummer! 

If you would like to Volunteer for Haliburton Drum Fest please call 705-457-2330 or email Laurie info@railsendgallery.com


Come out and connect through drumming in the #drumcapitalofcottagecountry



Celebrate the awesomeness of rhythm at Rails End Gallery

Weekly Community Drum Circles 

Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 

by donation 

All welcome. Instruments supplied, or bring your own. Each week a volunteer facilitator will lead the circle. See the gallery calendar for details. 


The first Wednesday of the month is our Pot Luck Drum Circle - bring something to share for supper at 5:30, followed by freestyle drumming without formal facilitation. 


What is a Community Drum Circle? 

read our Blog to learn more...

joyful child at Haliburton DrumFest parade

PROGRAM

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

All times to be confirmed  closer to September 5


10 Marketplace and Food Booths Open


10:30 Welcome Ceremony 


11:00

Drum Circle  

Wardrobe/Costume Tent Open

Tai Chi Demo at the Fountain

Hands On Activities 


12

Gather for the Parade

12:15

Parade starts


1:30

Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble Performance


2:30

Drum Circle 


3:30 

 Drum Circle Finale 

Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

We are delighted to welcome Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble to Haliburton DrumFest 2020. 

 

Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble (TTYE) was established with the aim of becoming one of the elite pre-professional training and performance groups for youth percussionists aged 8-16. TTYE uses tabla and percussion instruments from around the world to create an electrifying contemporary listening experience. Apprentices and members are hand selected from the TTE school and attend weekly training and rehearsal sessions led by artistic director Ritesh Das and senior Ensemble members. 

 TTYE has featured in films produced by Melissa Das-Arp and Taal Productions, including Dream Symposium. They are currently preparing for their first studio recording and will release an EP in the coming year.


The Rails End Rhythmeers Drum Troupe under the direction of Joe Truss and Randy Piersticker will open for Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble.


Thank you to Haliburton County Folk Society for sponsoring Baque de Bamba at Haliburton DrumFest 2019. 



Haliburton DrumFest parade participants

PARTICIPATE PLEASE

WHO IS TORONTO TABLA YOUTH ENSEMBLE?

PARTICIPATE PLEASE

We encourage you to take an active part in all the activities of the day! 


  • Join a Drum Circle 
  • Make new sounds
  • Learn about drumming 
  • Experience rhythm 
  • Join our "Make Waves" Parade
  • Share #haliburtondrumfest
  • Visit the Marketplace 
  • Listen 
  • Feel the beat and move your body
  • Dress up
  • Dance
  • Shake!
  • Blow bubbles 
  • Make waves!  
  • Explore the awesomeness of drumming...


GOOD VIBRATIONS FOR ALL! 


DRUMFEST AND YOU

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Be comfortable

Experience something new

Tell your friends

Water bottle refill station on site. BYO cutlery/plates and help reduce the use of single-use plastics and waste at Haliburton DrumFest.   


Enjoy freshly prepared foods by 

local food vendors.

Folding chairs are provided for Drum Circles and elsewhere in the park. Bring you own lawn chair to max your relax!


Please note: this event is low-impact event. Plan ahead to minimize waste. 


FREE WIFI  

provided by the Municipality of Dysart et al. #haliburtondrumfest #drumcapitalofcottagecountry

#myhaliburtonhighlands 

Haliburton DrumFest flower power

Tell your friends

Experience something new

Tell your friends

Share  the FREE ticket link to Haliburton DrumFest on Eventbrite! It helps us plan ahead. 


Help spread the word that summer isn't over til Haliburton DrumFest! 


Like us on Facebook/HaliburtonDrumFest 


#haliburtondrumfest 

#haliburton 

#drumcapitalofcottagecountry


DONATIONS

 Please visit a Donation Station at DrumFest to make your PWYC contribution toward keeping Haliburton DrumFest accessible to all!

THANK YOU!

Join us for the day! 
Crafts, Arts, Percussion and Drum Makers, Body Wear and Care Products welcome.

Experience something new

Experience something new

Experience something new

Meet, learn from and get to know the makers at our eclectic Marketplace with makers of one of a kind items, drums, percussion instruments, body/heart/soul care products, jewelry, art and craft. 


MARKETPLACE VENDORS (2019)

Mary's Majikal Meadow 

DrumsbyPhyllis

Earthtones Studios    

Creative H'Art Planet 

Norwex

WhiringWisdom@ DivinePlay 

Immerse Yourself in Health

CBD Reservoir   

Spectrum Healing Naturopathic Healing 

The Scented Bohemian

Jigsaw Organizing Solutions

DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM

HaliburtonDrumFest online program (pdf)

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DrumFest DRAW PRIZE donorS

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DRUMFEST PROGRAM ADVERTISERS

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Activity and Music Sponsors

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