2taiko are Yumi Célia, Alison Roe and 2 (or 3) taiko – large, beautiful Japanese drums.

Now based in Scotland/Wales (Alison) and France/Japan (Yumi), we are reuniting to perform accross Europe.


Our story…

After playing for several years in different taiko groups in Montréal, we did a (very) small show together in a Mile End café in late 2010 and this was the beginning.

We combined our different taiko styles to develop a varied set of original piecesWe enjoy the challenge of playing as a duo and the versatility and mobility that affords, in working with other musicians and performers, and in taking our taiko to unlikely corners of cities, so far only once having the police called on us.



Taiko’s an exhilarating art form, visually and musically powerful, and 2taiko has a naturally expressive and vivacious style.

It takes 2 to taiko…