Rails End is gradually re-opening to the public over the next month.
Haliburton Drums celebrates community, inclusion and cultural diversity through a range of participatory activities for everyone.
WHAT WE DO
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.
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 IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC
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 had hoped to welcome Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble, under the direction of Ritesh Das, to Head Lake Park.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and connect through drumming in the #drumcapitalofcottagecountry