Taiko Drummers @ Sun Lotus Taiko

Sun Lotus Taiko was formed in 2011 by Stu Lambert and Ziggy Pearce, who met at Kagemusha Taiko’s workshops in Exeter In 2019, Fellow-member Theo Tanser joined in 2018. The group plays almost entirely original material.

Before Covid put a stop to shows, workshops and rehearsals, Sun Lotus Taiko regularly played at festivals carnivals and other events, mostly in Devon. They brought their spectacular, choreographed drumming to Moonbury, a 50th-anniversary celebration of the Apollo moon landing at Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, in July 2019. In 2021, the group performed at Bovey Tracey Carnival for the third time.

Taiko is an athletic, choreographed drumming form invented in Japan in the 1950s,, using large traditional drums in new ways.