Steel tongue is based at Newmoor Barn at the bottom of the valley on the borders between Devon and Cornwall in the UK.
 We are an ethical and vegetarian farm dedicated to the ethical treatment of animals and people.

That includes you!

We produce high quality, ethical products. But what does that actually mean?

We don't exploit animals or humans and we promote the same to those with whom we work. None of our animals will every go to slaughter, living out happy and full lives. When we source animal fibre from elsewhere it is always locally sourced and we visit every animal to ensure the animal is being kept to the highest standards. We also promote keeping the animal for its fibre alone, by giving higher prices for these fleeces. 

Staff are always paid above a living wage, receive a share of the profits and can work flexible hours in order to spend more time with family, friends and living. 

Steel tongue invests in its local community. Investing in and delivering creative, performance and therapeutic workshops at reduced rates and often free of charge! We are dedicated to enabling expression and empowerment though artistic and creative expression.

Please go to our Workshop page for more details.

We also offer reduced rates on all our products for charities community groups and people with and working with those with additional needs.

Our drums are crafted with particular attention paid to the ethics of its construction and materials used ,enhancing the sound, vibration and playing experience.

We are also dedicated to provide an excellent and friendly costumer service.

Who will make my drum?

Your drum will be made by Damian Busby. Damian studied music at the University of Northumbria and Yared Music School and institute of Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Damian is also a qualified teacher and has taught in schools, colleges and university's

Founder of the International Cultural Exchange Program. Promoting positive attitudes towards others through music. Damian has developed and delivered music workshops based on self expression and communication throughout the UK, Europe and Africa.

With more than 20 Years experience of working with music in both educational and community settings he knows that quality of sound, durability accessibility and ease of play, backed up by great customer service is essential.

If you have any questions about what we do and why we do it please don't hesitate to contact us.