Dartmoor Wild Horse Drum

drumback.jpeg
18426056_10155346705997082_88290297_n.jpg
drumback.jpeg
18426056_10155346705997082_88290297_n.jpg
sale

Dartmoor Wild Horse Drum

100.00 100.00

Very dark brown or amber wild horse skins with sturdy thick texture; can have a flatter resonance so they are good for fast running beats and less sensitive to damp weather. Slightly heavier drums for playing and carrying, especially the ceremonial size.

The process of creating the drums…

The artisan quality of the materials, and of the making process, have a significant effect on the song that each drum will sing; these are instruments with a lot of spirit! The careful hand-crafting of the skins means that all the individual character and colour textures of the skins are retained; the drum faces are unpainted and beautiful in their simplicity. The drum hoop is made from northern birch wood, prepared in a small family workshop in the north of England; all hoops are 2½”/6cms deep except for large ceremonial drums, which are 4 ½”/11cms deep. The tension ring is wrought by a Dartmoor blacksmith. The ring and handle of the drum are trimmed with red deer or wild horse leather. The drum beater is made from branch wood cut on our Dartmoor farm (usually hazel, willow or ash), sewn with leather & filled with animal hair or sheep fleece. Each drum is blessed over fire in the ceremonial roundhouse.

Made by Carolyn Hillyer

Add To Cart