Darren Goodale Monkeybongo founder and facilitator

Monkeybongo organise and deliver Drum Circles in the UK. We work in many communities including Companies, Schools, at Festivals, in Health and in Disadvantaged Areas.

Monkeybongo services are to hire in following regions:Cambridgeshire - Lincolnshire - Northamptonshire - Northants - Nottinghamshire - Notts - Leicestershire - Leic - The Fens - Fenland

Towns and cities include: Peterborough - Market Deeping - Whittlesey - March - Stamford - Wisbech - Cambridge - Huntingdon - Godmanchester - Leicester - Rutland - Northampton - Nottingham - Kettering - Bourne - Spalding - Boston - Ely - Ramsey - Chatteris - Kings Lynn - Oakham - Oundle - Kettering - Corby - Wellingborough - Rushden - Bedford - Milton Keynes - Luton - Kempston - Sandy

Monkey Bongo Drum Circle

rediscover your ancient past

Drum Circles
Drumming - Movement - Voice - Expression

Drumming Workshops for hire - Drum Workshop Facilitators

Monkeybongo offer rhythm based events to diverse populations. We make in the moment music with no prior knowledge of drumming required.

All drums and percussion are supplied and all this community sharing experience requires is a sense of fun and a wilingness to exercise your rhythmic muscles.

A drum circle is a group of people in a circle making improvised music with a facilitator guiding them through a series of musical cues. It is different from a samba band in that participants are not given specific rhythms to learn. People are free to explore their own creativity and their musical relationship within the group. The cues from the facilitator help ground, layer and structure the music. Participants find a simple drum or percussion phrase is enough to add to the endless rhythmic universe. This accessible approach makes music making fun and easy. This ancient way of celebrating community often leads to dancing singing and much mischief.

Established in 2005 serving Cambrideshire, Northants, Lincolnshire Leicestershire and the fens, founder Darren Goodale has been busy spreading the word of the power of group drumming.

Our Services

What is Therapeutic Drumming?
Therapeutic drumming works exactly as a regular drum circle as explained on the home page. Only in this setting the facilitator gives more time to the process of feelings that may have risen during the workshop. Read more...

Education & Drumming
Drum circles provided a great educational one off workshop for classes up to 30 pupils. Read more...

Corporate Drumming
Why not try us for a corporate team building event or ice breaker at a conference. Drum Circles are a great way of bringing your team together and building moral. Read more...

Community Drumming
Community drumming transcends all differences between people. The common language of the drums and the physical musical cues can be easily understood by all populations. Read more...

Drumming Workshops
Using the drum and percussion to relax and inspire participants in a safe environment with a sensitive facilitator, making in the moment music with no prior knowledge of music needed. Read more...

Groups suitable for Drumming Workshops include:


For prices and availability please call: 01733 753757 or Mobile: 07533 350 745 or use our online enquiry form

Drum Circles in actionRhythm based activies for all ages

"Darren is reliable and works within organizational polices and procedures to provide a service for people who suffer from mental distress. Darren facilitates a drum circle and is currently working towards developing a self sustaining drum circle within Peterborough.

He is a conscientious person who affords respect/ dignity to everyone he works with. His enthusiasm and skill have benefited those suffering with poor mental heath by inclusion and building self confidence, esteem and most importantly encouraging people to have fun and relax.

Darren is an asset to mind and those using the mind services"

Annie heresy
Day services manager, Peterborough and fenland mind