Sacred Women's Drum Circle Facilitator

Expand Your Skills
Melonie Syrett

A fully accredited 4 day course for those that wish to hold sacred and safe space for women utilising drums and song.

14th - 17th June 2024
The Clophill Centre

Fully Booked


13th - 16th September 2024
The Clophill Centre

Fully Booked

2025 dates released soon...


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Drum Circles

Magic happens when we gather...

Come join our tribe!
Melonie runs regular Community and Women's Drum Circles across Essex and in London. Expect to land in a safe and sacred space, to feel held and supported as we ground, share, drum and sing.
No experience is needed and there are always drums available to borrow.
Sometimes Melonie runs circles elsewhere - these are always advertised in advance - for example at the Festival of Pagans and Witches and in her Women in the Woods collaboration with Wildeye Adventures. These circles hold a safe space to receive and release and in 2023 they became places of deep work for all at this time.

See the Schedule for upcoming Drum Circles and booking.

Sacred Women's Drum Circles

Melonie currently runs two women's drum circles.

A monthly Circle on Sundays in Harlow, Essex which takes place outdoors in a beautiful sacred temple site.

and a London Circle which takes place a few times a year.

Community Drum Circles

Melonie also runs a monthly Shamanic Drum Circle on a Wednesday, which is open to all, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Roads, Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1EJ.


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Drum Birthing Workshops

Group and 121 Workshops and Retreats across the UK and further afield.

Melonie runs many group drum birthing workshops across the year. As they become available they will be listed. Do get in touch if you want to take part in a group workshop but haven't seen one advertised in your area.

View Drum-Birthing Schedule

Group days: Come together with others who hear the call and birth your own drum. Spend a whole day in deep connection to hide and hoop - cutting, weaving, binding and finally birthing your very own drum and beater. Groups hold no more than 8 (unless specified) and create a drum with a 4 or 3 strand handle with a central crystal (if desired). For more personalisation see 121 sessions or retreats.

121 options: Melonie holds 121 drum birthing days, where the choice of handle design, hoop decoration and drum embellishment has more scope than a group session. She also holds 2 day re:birthing retreats for individuals - including a 90 min consultation to 'meet' your drum in meditation and to plan how to bring it into being, including any activations, healing or ceremony that supports you, your journey and that of the drum!
For more information or to book a 121 please get in touch


Melonie holds a yearly 'Higher Heart of Glastonbury Drum Birthing Pilgrimage' and yearly 'Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey'.
The 2024 dates are now live:

Learn how to create a Shamanic Drum

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage

June 07th-09th 2024
Fully Booked

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey

August 16th-18th 2024
2 Spaces Available - WILTSHIRE £550

Melonie also runs drumming retreats at sacred sites.
2024 retreat to be announced soon!

View Drum-Birthing Schedule


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Buying a Drum

Melonie loves creating drums for others and these can range from traditional to hugely personalised and infused or activated for specific purposes.

To commission a drum do get in touch.
Prices range from £145 to upwards of £500.

She sells her drums at various fairs and festivals across the UK and some are available to buy at her drum circles or shown on social media.
Unless collected in person all drums are sent by Special Delivery in the UK and Tracked and Signed for elsewhere.

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DRUM CON - A convention for All
The Association of Women Drummers, Makers and Players

Drum Conventions

Melonie curates both DRUM CON - A Convention for All and The Convention of Women Drummers, Makers and Players.

These conventions are spaces for those who drum, make drums, want to drum or are drum inspired! There is a programme of drum based talks, workshops and performances, an amazing selection of stalls including many drum based wares, two kitchens and a raffle at both events. They are brilliant places to meet likeminded souls and to spend the day immersed in all kinds of drum based fun!

Taking place at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, nr Colchester - just off the A12 and 5 mins walk from Marks Tey Train station which has direct links to London. The venue has ample parking. Many attendees find accomodation in the area so that they do not have to rush back and people travel from far and wide to be there.

DRUM CON is taking place on 20th April 2024. The event starts at 10am and finishes at 5:30pm. This is open to all and tickets are £30.
You can get your ticket here!
It is likely that they will sell out.

The 2023 Women's convention was so well received that it has been extended for 2024 into a 2 day event, with late night Saturday entertainment.

2024 dates for the Convention of Women Drummers, Makers and Players are 9th and 10th November.
Convention Tickets!

The convention begins at 10:00am and finishes at 11pm on the Saturday, 10:30am until 4:30pm on the Sunday! It will be packed with speakers, workshops, stalls, drum circles and more. All drum styles are welcome.

NEW for 2024 at the Convention of Women Drummers, Makers and Players - drum roll....The Golden Beater Awards - an awards ceremony with a range of categories for drum makers to enter their works in and perhaps win the coveted Golden Beater! Details for entering the competition coming soon!

What is the Association of Women Drummers, Makers and Players?

An exciting community of likeminded women, coming together online and in person throughout the year - with exclusive member benefits.

A 36 page magazine for all members with information from the world of drumming, interviews, events, musings, meditations and more sent to your door 4 times a year.

Online drum gatherings for connection, drumming, singing.

Inboxed meditations and interviews.

Money off the Convention entrance fees and money off of all thedrumwoman offerings and special 'members only' events, vouchers and gifts!

There is currently a special offer of 50% off of the yearly membership fee. Take advantage of it while it lasts!

Association of Women Drummers, Makers and Players Membership
Join now for £99 £49!

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2023 Schedule

Come join us

If you would like to drum with us:

Sacred Women's Drum Circle - Harlow Essex

Book HARLOW £10

Shamanic Drum Circle - Marks Tey Colchester

Book MARKS TEY £15

Women in the Woods - In association with Wildeye Adventures.

Women in the woods is a wonderful way to get out in ancient woodland, practice survival skills such as fire making, shelter building and more.
You make your own shelter for the night and after dinner Melonie will lead a drum circle as the light fades and the fire roars. This is a wonderful event.
May 04/05th 2024

St Benedict's Church, Glastonbury

26th April
Book GLASTONBURY (St Benedicts) £15

Glastonbury Sacred Drum Circle - The Miracles Room, near the Goddess Temple

Open to all.
16th May 2025
Book GLASTONBURY (Miracles Room) £15

If you would like to birth a drum:

Drum Birthing Day - Balham Spiritualist Church, Balham, London SW17 7BQ

Birth your own shamanic drum and beater.
April 13th 2024
Book BALHAM £265

Drum Birthing Day in Glastonbury

At Goddess House 28 Magdalene Street BA6 9EJ.
April 27 2024

Glastonbury Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage

June 07th-09th 2024
Fully Booked

Solskin Festival - Drum Birthing Day

June 30th 2024

Wiltshire Sacred Sites Drum Birthing and Land Connection Journey

August 16th-18th 2024
2 Spaces Available - WILTSHIRE £550

Harlow, Essex with Butterfly Effect Wellbeing

Melonie's lowest cost drum birthing.
26th October 2024
Book HARLOW £225 (Best Value)

Glastonbury Drum Birthing Day

Plus additional FREE Drum Circle ticket for all drum birthing attendees on Friday 16th May 7-9:30pm.
17th May 2025

Higher Heart of Avalon Drum Birthing Pilgrimage - Glastonbury

Bookings now open!
6-8th June 2025

A deposit will secure your space on all drum birthings and retreats.
You can then pay the balance in full or create a payment plan.
Most are advertised via eventbrite at this time. You can pay using their system and add their fee or pay direct to Melonie, just get in touch.

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Markets and Festivals

Melonie often has stalls at different markets and festivals across the year. Here she sells her drums and rattles and often runs drum circles.

Drum Con

20th April 2024 1000-1730
Tickets now available for Saturday 20th April.
Drum Con 2024

A Festival for Pagans and Witches

11th-12th May 2024
Melonie will be here running a Community Drum Circle and Women's Drum circle.
She will be performing with Sisters of the Drum each day and will have her drum stall.
Tickets for the drum circles go very quickly and are released in batches.
Festival for Pagans and Witches

Mind Body Spirit Festival Olympia London

24th-27th May 2024
Melonie will have a stall and will have many drums and rattles to buy, as well as offering Sound healing.
Mind Body Spirit Festival London Olympia - 24 May - 27 May.

Solskin Festival - Pagan and Heathen festival

28th-30th June 2024
Melonie will be running a days drum birthing workshop at this festival on 30th June.
Solskin Festival Workshop

Convention of Women Drummers, Makers and Players

9th and 10th November 2024
Tickets now available for both days.
Convention of Women Drummers, Makers and Players

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