Incidentals logo by Rachel Johns

Incidentals logo by Rachel Johns


  • We are a women frame drumming band. We also play other world instruments
  • We are learning frame drumming in the style of the late Layne Redmond and follow her teaching of frame drumming as a spiritual path that connects us to the Sacred Feminine
  • We play instrumental pieces based on rhythms composed by Layne
  • IncidentalsIWCFWWe sing traditional songs from across the world
  • We are available for hire for community and music events, celebrations and rituals

Incidentals recently performed at Alternatiba Todmorden 2015, a festival of climate solutions, at Women in Calderdale’s fundraiser and led Welcome Spring event  in Fielden Centre, Todmorden. Read the article in Todmorden News here.




Oxana Poberejnaia

Oxana was born in the USSR and moved to the UK in 2002 to do PhD in Government. She now lives in Todmorden, and works as a freelance content writer and a translator.

Oxana writes poetry, prose and plays and performs at spoken word events. She also paints watercolours and accepts commissions. Contact her on

Her poems and flash fiction appeared in poetry anthologies by Forward Poetry, magazines Orbis, Weyfarers and South, and have been accepted by The Seventh Quarry. A collection of short stories Daughters Across Borders, to which Oxana contributed, was published by Indigo Dreams in June 2014.

Oxana facilitates Todmorden Frame Drum Group and its performing arm Incidentals.



Sandi Thomas

I was born in Stockport and in 1997 gained a Nat. Dip in Foundation in Art and Design and won an award for outstanding performance.
In 2000 I graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Crafts from Manchester University, Alsager, Stoke on Trent where I worked with textiles, ceramics, wood and metal and was shortlisted for the jewellery design awards by The Royal Society of Arts, London.
I became a self-employed artist/maker and moved to West Wales. I went on to work with a mental health team in Blackpool in 2002, then as a Senior Learning Co-ordinator for Adults with Autism. Based in a working pottery I taught ceramics and used art as one of the many tools for communication, self-esteem and creative expression.
I came to Cornholme in 2007 and am currently working with our mother earth for healing, growing food and creative expression, I am exploring methods of permaculture, volunteering in our local community and learning to play the frame drum.


Sarah Baldry

Sarah is the owner of Olive Dog Pet Photography. She is:

Member of The Royal Photographic Society

Member of The National Photographic Society

City & Guilds in Photography

MA in Art Psychotherapy Practice

BSc (Hons) Product Design

Foundation Studies in Art & Design

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