Birthday / Christmas / Staff parties

[ Drumming is fun! ]Drumming parties for kids of all ages 5-85

Get everyone behind a drum to make your party go with a bang! I've done everything from children's birthday parties to surprise 60th retirement parties, events for the elderly, Scouts/Guides' celebrations, weddings and staff team-building/Inset days. As well as rousing your friends with traditional rhythms from West Africa and singing the joyous songs they accompany, I can also offer various themes (arriving in relevant costumes), including:

We'll bring lots of drums for everyone to have a go! As well as djembe we can play dun duns, Ghanaian drums and percussion, plus other cosmic instruments for some of the above themes.

[ Chrissie and Malc playing lotsa drums, photos by Phoebe White (handheld!), animated by Malcolm ]For double the fun, I can come along with my co-facilitator Chrissie Martin. Just in case you're wondering, both myself and Chrissie are First Aid trained and CRB/DBS-checked (Enhanced Disclosure) for working with children and vulnerable adults.

"Thank-you for entertaining our daughter and her friends at her birthday party. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I've had positive comments back from parents I've spoken to. Most importantly (to us!) was that our daughter enjoyed it, as did her three year-old sister!"
- a parent in Berkhamsted


Typical cost for a 1-hour fun session for, say, twenty excitable 7 year-olds would be around £140 plus travel; add 50% for Chrissie coming too. Since costs can vary from £100 to £500, please contact me with full details of what you're planning.

Note: young children need small (Primary School size) chairs/benches, as adult-sized chairs are too high for kids' drums.