LANARKSHIRE’S mesmerising Mugenko Taiko drummers - who take their astonishing show to audiences all over the UK and abroad - couldn’t believe their luck when they were handed the chance to perform in front of 300 million TV viewers worldwide.
The massive publicity boost for the hard-working Scottish ensemble came during a hectic four-day stint in Bahrain, where they were hired to play during the international Formula One Grand Prix events.
Mugenko member Shona Walker, 27, said: “What we didn’t know is that we were going to be performing at the winners’ podium - and that it would be broadcast to countless millions of people all over the world.”
The drummers are playing at Hamilton Town House tonight (May 1).
For further details of the musicians, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.