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

Founded in 2006, 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


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

2021 Midnight Marathon
February 25, 2022

Looking Back on 2021

It’s funny how our perception of time seems to have altered throughout the course of the pandemic. It feels like yesterday we were preparing our blogpost reflecting on 2020, …

First outdoor practice – prepping Hiryu2
January 28, 2021

Reflecting on 2020

Midnight Taiko members love performing throughout the year, and 2020 was off to a strong start with our February Family Day shows at two local Calgary libraries. We came …

September 30, 2020

What is it like to learn shamisen?

What is it like to learn shamisen? The shamisen is a three stringed traditional instrument from Japan. I’ve heard of the shamisen in passing, but it wasn’t until I …

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 …