Due to COVID-19, Midnight Taiko Kai is suspending its performances, workshops and education activities until further notice.
Our hearts are with our community at this time. Stay strong, everyone!


Welcome to the official website of Midnight Taiko – or Shinya Taiko Kai (深夜太鼓会)  a community group of performance-based Japanese drummers located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

We love to perform Japanese Taiko drumming at large, small, and private events in the Calgary area and hold classes and workshops throughout the year to share our passion for drumming with others.

Feel free to browse our website to learn more about the group history and members, upcoming performances and workshops, view our gallery and videos, and discover more about the Japanese art of Taiko drumming.

Midnight Taiko – drumming deep into the night.


Check out our blog to learn more about what’s happening with the group!

January 31, 2020

Looking Back on 2019

Our 2019 Show Season  Midnight Taiko members thrive on performing throughout the year, and 2019 was another busy one! We kicked off the performance season by celebrating the New …

January 9, 2019

2018: A Year in Review

As we kick off 2019, we take some time to reflect on the year that was. It was a HUGE one for Midnight Taiko Kai, and included our inaugural …

October 27, 2017

Who Plays Taiko?

When I tell people I play Taiko, their first question usually is “what is that?” When I answer, they immediately follow with “how did YOU come to be involved in …

August 13, 2016

Advice From An Apprentice

Holly became a member of Midnight Taiko after attending a workshop and training with the group as an Apprentice for seven months. This is her advice for anyone considering a start on their …