Medicine Drum Making Workshops

Rachael Crow Drum Making


Learn to make a 14”/16″ medicine drum & beater from natural materials

next workshop

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 4 PM

at Gorslwyd Sound Healing Retreat Centre

Gorslwyd Farm, Tanygroes, SA43 2HZ Cardigan, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

Sliding scale £150-£185 (cost includes all materials)

Bookings must be made by 14th Dec to ensure materials can be prepared in time! 

Please call 01239 810593  to book

Or email

Numbers are strictly limited! So book early….STOP PRESS….only a couple of places left!!

Spend a day in beautiful and magical West Wales, creating and birthing a drum, tuning in with the natural materials, giving thanks and prayers as you use your hands, putting your love, energy and intent into this medicine tool to create a truly special drum for yourself!

The day will begin with a journey to connect with the energy of your hide and close with a ceremony to connect and bless the drums.

Using natural and traditionally prepared hides and timbers you with birth a sacred drum made from deer skin (horse/cow/Buffalo/Goat skin may be available at special request for an extra £20).

Hoops are crafted from Ash, the world tree. Beaters are made from locally coppiced wood, stuffed with raw sheeps wool. (let me know if there are any lanolin allergies or if you may be pregnant!)

Hides come from mostly within the United Kingdom and are either from culled wild fallow deer/stags. The hide is a waste product so by using it we are honouring the animal. As a life long vegetarian I’ve wrestled with the ethics for a long time, in the end my calling to make drums and bring women to the heartbeat of our Mother was too strong! I source them as ethically as possible, supporting local crafts people. On occasion I may have to source hides from outside the UK, hides such as buffalo and elk are from the US.

All teaching, tools and materials are provided.
Suitable for those used to crafting and complete beginners!

50% of the cost of the workshop will be required when you book.

What size to choose?
14″ Drum is the most popular size, not to heavy or too big
16″ Drum is a larger drum, ideal for ceremonies

Please note- be sure of the hide and drum size as these cannot be changed on the day- hoops are ordered and hides prepared beforehand!

About Rachael Crow- I have experience of holding ceremonies for over 20 years, I’m a Reiki Teacher, workshop facilitator and Earth keeper! I made my first drum on Dartmoor over 15 years ago and love to share this skill with others.

Please dress warm, bring your lunch and an old towel to make your drum on and wrap your drum in.

As an addition to the day , we invite you to stay overnight in your own room with a self-serve breakfast followed by a fire ceremony & Gong Bath on 20th Jan for an additional £47.50
Any additional nights are £35 B+B

There is also the opportunity to have a crystal bed treatment at a discounted price- only one in Wales!!

Please call 01239 810593  to book

Or email

See my Etsy Shop for my drums for sale or contact me for a customised drum.

Advanced Drum Making Workshops £220

Choose to make a red or indigo moon drum from naturally dyed hides, round or multi sided frame with wooden handle. For those who have made drums with me before. FFI use the form below or email