Special oak moon drums

The Way of The Buzzard

New Limited Edition Oak Moon Drum

Our Special Collection Winter Solstice Full Oak Moon Drums are available to pre-order now.


This coming Full Moon as the wheel turns towards the Winter Solstice, we are going to be birthing six special edition drums working with the energy of the Oak Moon.

We are only able to make a limited number in one day, as each drum takes some time to birth.  Awakened in ceremony under the rising Oak Moon, your drum will be in your hands in time for the Winter Solstice.

Now is the time to consider pre-ordering yours, and here are all the details you will need to decide whether one of these drums is calling you. 

These will be 16-inch Shamanic drums made from Red Deer hide and Oak, with a choice of three different styles, each with a crystal set in the handle which amplifies the energy of this time of year.


Working with the Oak Moon

Each of the Full Moons has a name, and our English ancestors in Medieval England called this the Oak Moon. To reflect this our carpenter has made the wooden hoops from English oak rather than our usual ash. Nicola will decorate the inside of each rim with a painted oak leaf motif.

The underlying energy of oak tells of inner strength and will lead the way to truth, bringing personal power and vision. Oak energy is also know to provide a gateway to understanding.

Oak restores the will and self determination that may have become weakened in times of stress, and restores faith in the vision of what you are working towards.

The Energy of The Winter Solstice

At this special time of year the sun rises in the same place on the horizon for three days, preparing for it’s journey back across our skies towards the height of summer.

Everything is still, and everything is at rest. It is a time to drop deep within ourselves, seek out our dreams and visions and then plan to manifest them as we look towards the growing light.

The old year has died, and the way is now prepared for the rebirth of activity and expansion into the outer world.

You and Your Drum

Your drum will have been made specifically for you and holds the energy which speaks to you most at this time.

It is your sacred tool providing an extension to you for all your healing work, whether it be self-healing, healing others or helping heal the Earth. 

Use your drum as a vehicle to journey to the other realms, and connect in with your spirit guides and helpers. Journey on the beat of the drum.

Use it to call in those specific qualities which you seek most in order to find your deep inner knowing and authentic self.

Calm yourself. It's been scientifically proven that people who drum see a drop in their stress and anxiety, as well as reduced blood pressure, increased brain white matter and cognitive function, reduced pain, increased immunity. Regular exposure to the beat of your drum can also help overcome socio-emotional challenges.

We have three Winter Solstice Oak Full Moon drums to choose from
each holding a carefully considered crystal to compliment and amplify the energy at this time.

Stillness - Blue Tigers Eye

Blue Tigers Eye is also known as Hawks Eye. It has a beautiful deep blue colour, like the night sky, and is a very soothing stone as it aids in reducing stress, increasing calm and easing anxiety.

It supports speaking with clarity and acting with integrity. We have named this drum after the still quiet energy of the Winter Solstice, and it will be created with a deep dark blue ring to match the crystal, and finished with a grey-brown furry handle.

Strength - Sunstone

Sunstone is a stone of personal power and freedom and reflects the qualities of solar light. It holds the energy of openness, warmth, strength and mental clarity, and can kindle the fire of leadership within.

It can help melt away fears of self doubt enabling us to move forward drawing on our inner strength to achieve things we thought we might not be capable of.

We have named this drum after the strength that we see in the mighty Oak, and it has a red ring and a cream and brown furry handle.

Peace - Rainbow Moonstone

Moonstone is a stone of mystery, and is associated with the feminine because of its ability to enhance the intuitive side of the mind.

It has been used for centuries to connect with the energy and power of the moon. Rainbow Moonstone emanates great vitality, life force and joy, and offer the gifts of inner peace and harmony, emotional balance and purification.

We have named this drum peace, after the quiet time we experience in nature at this time of year, and it has a purple ring and a grey furry handle.

Your drum will be made from red deer hide and will be 16 inches in diameter.

Our 16 inch drums are our most popular sized drums as they are easy to hold and have a lovely deep tone.

The hide is from red deer who run wild in Scotland. As part of the wildlife management programme they are culled each year in order to control the population size, maintain grazing levels and minimise diseases. The meat is sold as venison and the the skins are a waste material from this process.

Within each drum we embed a crystal and craft a fluffy handle, which makes the drum really comfortable to hold for those longer drumming sessions.


The Birthing of Your Drum

We will birth your drum during the daytime and then once the Oak Moon has risen in the winter sky, we will carry out a special awakening ceremony. We will call in the four directions Earth, Air, Fire and Water, smudge your drum with a special awakening incense and call in the Spirit of the Drum.

To birth your drum, we spend time preparing your hoop by sanding it down and finishing it with a layer of bees wax from rescued bees in Lancashire to bring out the beautiful grain in the wood.

The timber which makes the drum frame is sourced from an Oak tree grown in England and is made locally by a carpenter who lives in the next town along from our home.

Sourcing locally and as ethically as possible is something which is really important to us, and we take care to understand where all of our materials come from.

We will bind the hoop in coloured suede, cut out the Red Deer hide and then carefully craft your drum.

Your drum will take around six days to dry as we don’t rush the drying process, and instead allow your drum to dry in the cool winter air.

Then once your drum is completed with its crystal handle fixing, we will post it to you via Royal Mails Special Delivery service so that it will arrive in your hands in time for the Winter Solstice, which this year is on Sunday 22ndDecember.


We are really excited about this opportunity and are very much looking forward to this birthing process.

We want to be sure that you are happy with your choice, and so all our drums come with a 7-day money back guarantee.

This will allow you time to hold your drum in your hands and hear it’s voice, so you can be sure that you are right for each other.

Our Offer to You

We are only able to birth a very limited number of these drums, and are taking pre- orders now.

You can secure your Oak Moon drum now by clicking on the option below which you are most drawn to now.

Each drum comes with a free beater and care sheet.

Which will You Choose?

These special drums will be birthed on the day of the Winter Solstice and awakened in ceremony outdoors once the full moon has risen in the sky.


Winter Solstice Oak Moon Drum


  • Night Blue Detailing
  • 16 inch diameter
  • ​Blue Tiger's Eye Crystal 
  • ​free beater
  • ethically sourced materials
  • + post and packing

Winter Solstice Oak Moon Drum


  • Deep Red Detailing
  • 16 inch diameter
  • ​Sunstone crystal
  • ​free beater
  • ethically sourced materials
  • + post and packing


Winter Solstice Oak Moon Drum


  • Intense Purple Detailing
  • 16" diameter
  • Rainbow Moonstone
  • ​free beater
  • ethically sourced materials
  • + post and packing

If you'd like to watch our drum birthing process here's a short video that you may enjoy...

Love from Drum Buyers:

"I also love, love, love how much care and attention my drum seemed to have gotten at its original home"

“My deciding factor was intuitive. It was the right drum at the right time - and still is!

I also love, love, love how much care and attention my drum seemed to have gotten at its original home. That made all the difference.

It felt personal and cosy to have a drum from you.”

MELISSA  //  Drum Buyer

"I never knew I could love a drum so much. I hope she will be with me until I die, and then be passed to the next person honoured to be her friend"

"I bought a drum from you about a year ago. It's a 16" deer skin with a crimson tension ring and a black tourmaline in the handle.

I just want to tell you how wonderful this drum is. When I first received her I journeyed to meet all who had participated in the making. What a web of connections!

Far beyond you, or the animals involved, to those who mined the metal and the tourmaline, fed the animals, cared for the trees. A lesson in the web of connections. In the journey she told me to call her Echo Moon Stalker.

I have used her for journeying both alone and in my local shamanic circle and her voice is strong and beautiful. I never knew I could love a drum so much. I hope she will be with me until I die, and then be passed to the next person honoured to be her friend.

Thank you so much for this blessing. With gratitude and joy."

Rachel  //  Drum Buyer

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life"

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life!

I've been looking on youtube for basic lessons and i really appreciated one that advised to hug the drum, it feels so nurturing to me! The vibrations are amazing, so healing, I cant stop playing it, everytime I feel a bit whacked I play and I feel so energised afterwards.

The beautiful thing about it is knowing how much love and care went into sourcing the materials and making it with such presence, along with the beautiful cleansing at the end.

You can really sense that in the drum and I think it makes a huge difference to the feel, and perhaps even the sound of it. So with absolute heartfelt gratitude to you and all other beings who brought this amazing drum to life. Thank you."

Helen  //  Drum Buyer