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Happyness becomes Happyness Drum Circles ltd7th January 2008
In December 2007, Happyness Drum Circles moved into a new phase in its growth and became a limited company registered in Scotland. Happyness began its journey back in 2000 and since that time has had many amazing experiences and drummed with literally tens of thousands of people!
Not long after becoming incorporated work began on developing the new web site and new trading name of Drumfun. This is a very exciting time for us at Happyness. It is hoped that the new site and trading name will serve us well as a platform for growth in new areas and help us to continue to deliver the best in Drumming workshops for many years to come.
Look out for the new website for our garden xylophone project (Singing Trees-Highland xylophones) coming later this year.
We hope that you like the new site and welcome your feedback.
Happyness Drum Circles ltd wishes to thank all of you who have helped make this company the success that it has become over the last 8 years, and we look forward to working with you all into 2008 and beyond.
Highland 2007 year of culture final celebrations7th January 2008
The Highland Year of Culture has seen Happyness have its busiest year yet, as we have toured over 70 of the local primary schools in Inverness, Ross-shire, Caithness, Sutherland, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch & Strathspey.
Its been an incredible year for us, we have been pretty much non -stop touring the schools since March 2007. We have had a lot of positive feedback from the workshops from both Children and teachers alike, and we hope that the contacts now established will mean equally as busy years for 2008 and beyond.
You might think that a non stop whistle stop tour of local primary schools would leave you feeling exhausted and ready for a break, but far from it! We thrive off the energy that a group of children on drums produce, and it is this raw energy that is the key ingredient to our success. When one person drums there is a great release of expression and creativity from that person and often a sense of exhillaration can be felt as they beat to the rhythm of their drum. When a group of 50 people play drums together this emotion is magnified, and what results is an explosive mass of energy that is totally infectious and one can't help but smile and want to join in.
On the 11th January at Eden court theatre in Inverness Steve and Andy will be demonstrating our work and showcasing a group of students that they have worked with this year under the Highland Year of Culture. The students are the Primary 6 class at nearby Muirtown Primary School, and they're ready to rock the stage in what promises to be a fun interactive and dynamic performance. The rhythms gonna get ya!
Drumfun performance troup say Goodbye and Thankyou to Year of Culture7th January 2008
On the 12th January 2008 the Drumfun band get together for a performance as part of the big finale celebrations for the Highland Year of Culture. We don't often get together for performances like this, but when we do it's a blast and we give it our all. The band on the 12th will consist of Gavin De Clerk, Fiona Jean, Henry Fosbrooke, Andy Davidson, Fraser Macdonald and Steve Sharpe. We will be playing most of our old favourites like Yankade, Makru, Djole and Zebula and we might busrt into a little bit of improv. if the mood takes us! If you're going to be around look out for us - we'll be the ones playing the drums and wearing the silly hats!