Drumming up a storm

THE Arbuthnott Community Drumming Circle, which meets at the Arbuthnott Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.

THE Arbuthnott Community Drumming Circle, which meets at the Arbuthnott Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.

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A RHYTHMIC drumming circle from Arbuthnott is looking to expand, and is looking for people from every corner of the community to come along and join in.

The drumming group, which meets in the village hall on Wednesday evenings, is aimed at bringing people in the community together. Group convenor Stuart Troup explained: “A drumming circle is different from drumming classes because we are not giving lessons in drumming, we are trying to promote people’s internal rhythms rather than teaching set rhythms to people.”

Drumming circles are intended to be an end within themselves, rather than a preparation for a performance at a later date. The practice is believed to have many health benefits, including stress reduction, boosting the immune system, and it helps to connect the left and right sides of the brain.

Mr Troup added: “It is about bringing the community together. I don’t know of any other group who welcomes anyone, regardless of age or capability, but absolutely everyone is welcome to come along and join in.”

The drumming circle meets in Arbuthnott Village Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. The cost is £4 for adults and £2 for children.