Monthly Archives: August 2015

Farewell to a Flamenco

It just goes to show what happens when you let someone loose in our showroom…

29 - Egger flamencoAlthough originally interested in one of our high end classical guitars in our We Pay the VAT offer, the gentleman asked if he could play anything else. Naturally, we said yes.  An hour or so later he’d fallen in love with a Flamenco Negra and left a very happy man indeed...

For those who haven’t visited us yet, the showroom is a discrete area at The Old Dairy. So when we have musicians wanting to try out instruments we supply tea, coffee, biscuits, and then close the door leaving them free to play any of our instruments to their heart’s content.

The only danger is that, if you’re not disciplined about what you chose to play, you may find you leave with something other than what you came for…

Please note that we have one Negra left, two Sanchis Lopez Cyprus ones, and a Connoisseur Collection feather-light Flamenco made by the Spanish master luthier Ricardo Sanchis Carpio.  Check them out here.

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

27 - bank holidayThe last bank holiday weekend of the year will soon be upon us; you can tell by the weather we’re having, not to mention the absolutely torrential rain :-O

Because this weekend represents the run in to the last week of the We Pay the VAT offer we will be open by appointment on all three days to give you the maximum opportunity to try before you buy.  Plus, one of the advantages of being on Brickwall Farm is that, if the weather is good, you can take a walk down to the lake and make a day of it with a picnic.  Alternatively, we can recommend a lovely bistro pub in the the next village.

You can contact us here by e-mail, phone, or message us via our Facebook page to arrange a slot.  We look forwards to seeing you at the weekend.

Female Composers

26 - women-composers1As often happens, we find ourselves right on trend.  Regular readers of our blog, and visitors to our Facebook page, will already know that we regularly champion women musicians and composers

Today’s blog piece, published earlier today, was prepared in advance (shock, horror :-O) so you can imagine our surprise when listening to Radio 4 this morning to hear
about the petition to teach more about female composers in schools.

We wholeheartedly support this initiative. Read more about it here.  You can find the petition here.