Counting the beat in support of night shelter

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The “incredible response” from local musicians and performers will make this weekend’s 24-hour drumming event, DRUMedin, a true celebration of the city’s spirit.
Organiser Laura Cope is thrilled with the willingness of the community to get behind the DRUMedin event, which aims to raise both awareness of and funds for the Dunedin Night Shelter.
“Everyone has been very keen to support the Night Shelter, so we will have a fantastic line-up of musicians performing alongside our drummers. And the public will have their chance to play as well,” Ms Cope said.
DRUMedin will run from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday at the Regent Theatre, with members of the O’Taiko Japanese drumming troupe playing throughout the 24-hours.
The doors will be open to the public from noon to 7pm on Saturday, and from 7am to noon on Sunday, to listen to the performances and have a go.
Among the performers to join the drummers will be the Dunedin Celtic Fiddle Orchestra, Otaiko and Kotaiko, King Leo, Ayumu Kobayashi, Tom Csima, Molly Devine, Matt Langley, Rare Byrds early music ensemble and Tahu and the Takahes.
Good times for children and families to “have a bash”, for a donation, would be from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday and 7am to 10am on Sunday, Ms Cope said.
“It’s going to be a fabulous 24 hours, so we are hoping everyone will come along and join us to have fun and highlight the Night Shelter.”