If you've read A Bit About Me you'll know
that I wouldn't be where I am today as far as massage goes without John,
who's bad back started my study. Similarly, John would not be making his
beautiful drums if it weren't for me! He made his first drum body about 5
years ago by hollowing out a log (there's another story here, I'll put it on
this page soon) and it sat for a long time without a skin (it made a lovely
vase!) because he didn't know how to skin it. Eventually, I awoke one
morning inspired and asked him if I could do it and he agreed.
the skin in water for a while and then took it out and started playing with
it; getting used to the way it felt and handled. I eventually put the skin
on using elastic bands and paperclips and then laced it with cord. John has
since modified my elastic band and paperclip idea and made a more
since developed different ways of constructing and of skinning drums.
Drums may be viewed by appointment with no obligation at the Airy Fairy on
London Road or at the Bohemian on Chesterfield Road, Heeley. Or we'll bring
them to you if you live within 20 miles of Sheffield. Please contact John to
contact details are:
Telephone 0114 2811475 or 07981 139993
Please feel free to phone or e-mail if you have any
questions. We'd love to hear from you.
If you live locally and you'd
like to see the drums before you buy, please contact John. Drums can be seen
by appointment at the Airy Fairy on London Road or at the Bohemian on
Chesterfield Road, Heeley.
You may also order on-line by e-mailing John by following the link above.
We accept payment by cheque, Pay-Pal and Nochex (These are secure payment
sites, we never receive your bank details). Please send your postal address
and we'll supply postage and package costs (with no obligation) and we'll
send payment instructions when an order is received.
We supply internationally.
How about a Drum Party? Similar
to the old Tupperware party. Invite some friends
around to your home and we'll come along with some drums. For every drum
sold at the party and orders that result in a purchase, the holder of the
party will get a 10% discount on the price of the drum of their choice.
Certificate of Authenticity
For an extra £5 we'll supply a
certificate of authenticity. This contains a photograph of the drum, details
of where and when it was made and by whom. It also states that it was
completely handmade and is unique.
Over the years as I've developed my massage and healing skills I've
learning how to "tune in" to different vibrations and energies.
I love the
way John's drums vibrate. I'm quite happy just holding them whilst the music
plays! And I play the drum in the same way I massage: I hold my hands over
the skin, follow the vibrations and play along!
Drumming can be an excellent aid to meditation! Simple drumming can
take you off to another place (it does for me at least). It helps to clear
the thoughts and promote relaxation.
vibrations themselves may also have an impact on health.
Drumming helps to synchronize our
with another person can help these people to bond together.
A friend is studying the impact on drumming with "indigo children" including
those with autism, with encouraging results.
Returns and Refunds
If you're not happy with your purchase you may return
it within 7 days for a full refund (not including postage and packaging)
provided the drum is "as new" when we receive it.
Each Drum Goes To Its
Could It Be With You?