Kirtan with Daisy

Kirtan with Daisy Bowman AM Drums steel tongue drums and shamanic drum - jam and singing

Recently AM Drums had the pleasure, privilege and beautiful experience Kirtan with Daisy Bowman AM Drums steel tongue drums and shamanic drum - jam and singingof sharing time, music and Kirtan songs with Daisy Bowman.

Here’s a little recording we made while enjoying Spring sunshine at our local lake in Central France.

Thank you so much, Daisy 🙂

Click here to hear more Kirtan from Daisy Bowman on Soundcloud.



Ethical choice

Handmade hand painted with loving care - AM drums are THE ethical choice of steel tongue drums
Top ten reasons why AM Drums are THE most ethical choice of all steel tongue drums

When you choose to buy a steel tongue drum from AM Drums, you’re not just buying a musical instrument / handpan.

Here are the top ten reasons why you are also making an ethical choice, by investing in the following:

  1. Handmade products, made and painted with love and care, by the human touch only (no robots or automatic / digital machines involved). THE ethical choice.
  2. Recycled materials (including repurposed / upcycled metal, plus recycled paper and packaging)
  3. Fair trade, with no out-sourcing to factories or distant countries (no child / slave labour and no exploitation involved, in any part of the production / work chain)
  4. Local economies (benefitting people and communities)
  5. Small, independent businesses (giving power to individuals, not to massive corporations)
  6. Human values that put people first (a personal, honest approach)
  7. Diversity / choice and creativity / culture in an increasingly homogenised world (custom-made steel tongue drums with distinctive, individual character, rather than mass-produced handpans sold off the shelf)
  8. Spreading good vibrations ( made with pure love; offering alternative frequencies such as 432hz or 528hz help to heal the world, instead of the normal 440hz standard)
  9. Environmental sustainability (Ma Rustic’s low-cost lifestyle involves and promotes minimal materialism and consumerism)
  10. Community projects – AM Drums’ sideline projects include teaching about natural building techniques (below) for low-cost housing (follow AM Drums to read our next blog about Ma Rustic‘s sideline projects)

Earth oven cob natural building workshop course teaching learning

Why not share these top ten reasons why AM Drums are the most ethical choice of all steel tongue drums?

Design your steel tongue drum – part 3

Northern lights - Steel tongue drums - AM Drums - hank tank handpan hang
Inspiration comes from above

The sky’s the limit. Design your own steel tongue drum.

Why not light up your life with the Northern Lights? Instead of buying off the shelf,  design your own steel tongue drum. Maybe you can base it on your dream trip of a lifetime, as this person did.

This steel tongue drum was designed in tribute to the amazing phenomenon of the Northern Lights.


One of the most stunning, fantastical and inspiring sights must be the Aurora Borealis.

Whether you’ve seen it in person or dream of a future trip to see it, it can only lift your spirits to be reminded of it.


This AM Drum was designed to mimic the Northern Lights, with swishes of blues, greens and purples, against a sparkly background of twinkling stars. The starting point was simply a photo of this amazing aerial display.

Mother Nature is an artist. What place or scene do you dream about? Bring it to light on your own handpan. Create a daily reminder of your dreams to give you constant inspiration and motivation to make them manifest.

Contact us to design your steel tongue drum (personal, unique, original and hand-painted) because we want to make you feel special.



432hz grounding

Music, 432hz and spiritual connection

How 432hz can be used for grounding

Here is an illuminating article we came across about the 432hz frequency (read original article by Brian T Collins here).

“Music from the beginning of antiquity was not intended as a form of entertainment and instead, was the focal point of spiritual connection…

Man’s inner ability to inter-connect with the vibrant conscious resonant environment has always played an integral role in the development of civilizations and role of behaviors from one type of conscious awareness to the other.

It is well documented that the push and pull of magnetic and electromagnetic cosmic forces play an important role in the development of man and rise and fall of civilizations.

The subtle push and pull from the moon on the tides and inner waters of our bodies or the squaring or retrograde of planetary influence upon our resonant fields bodies may create a marionette of emotions in the conscious awareness…

Dissonance can possibly create electrical stress which may be conducted or transmitted by the nervous system and the skeleton. Bone for an example is mineral based and carries a peizo electric charge that needs to discharge properly to the earth. Bone is “tuned” to nature and most doctors taught only statistical procedure and do not question why they use a C=256 hz (C note in concert A=432 hz at 12 true 5ths tuning) tuning fork to find tiny bone fractures. Grounding oneself has huge benefits to whomever tries it however the systemic problem is the removal of conscious awareness from experience in participation and scientific observation…

We need to work together now as a species and put away the childish aggressions of materialism. For me, a return to traditional worldview choices for philosophy science and music, may assist putting mechanical polemic thinking aside and can allow us in the spirit of co-operation to do greater things in philosophy, science and music together…”


Follow the link below to read more by Brian T. Collins at Omega432.

Back to 432Hz

Design your steel tongue drum – part 2

Painting by Anita Chaplin

Design your own drum – part 2

Fantasies of pure white crests curving over azur waves can be brought to life. All we started with was an inspiring photo of the sea. Imagination yourself at the centre of that tempting surf.


This steel tongue drum was tuned to the Windswept scale. Listen to Windswept on Youtube here.

See more of this drum by following this link, or clicking on the drum image above.

What’s your inspiration? Let your imagination flow.

AM Drums are all carefully painted by hand, with loving care and personal attention. Each one is unique and has it’s own individual charm. You’ll never find another one like it.

View our vast gallery of photos / designs here.

Design your own steel tongue drum – part 1

Stencil - Steel tongue drums - AM Drums - hank tank handpan hang - hand-painted

Design your own steel tongue drum – part 1

Turn your ideas into reality by having an AM Drum designed especially for you, based on your own pictures and / or sketches, however vague… Fulfil that desire to have a steel tongue drum hand painted in your own image. Become a doer, not just a dreamer 😉


Christmas 2017

Want an AM Drum for xmas?

We do a special fast turnaround just before Christmas, so you can still order if you’re super quick!

For ready-made drums availability, go to our shop and click on the  ‘READY MADE‘ category (menu on the right). More drums will keep being added, so watch this space…

Seeking something extra special? We’re still accepting orders for custom-made drums, where you get to choose/personalise everything – scale, frequency, colour and design. You can even have someone’s name hand-painted onto a drum. These can also be ordered from our shop.

But don’t leave it much longer! Get in touch now.

Xmas gift wrapping available, for free 😉