Now we’re all full up on Turkey and pudding, it’s time to shop from the warm comfort of your recliner and make the most of our January sale….
Check out our special offer page here for some eye-watering cheap deals on selected products….. and if you fancy getting the best savings out of next Christmas, check out our crackers whilst we still have ‘em.
It’s that time of year again when children make their way, often unwillingly, back to school.
Here at Playrecord we have compiled some great products ideal for children’s return to school and listed them on our front page Hot Product section, all at fantastic special offer prices!
Firstly we have 2 beginner guitars both at amazingly low special prices! One is a full size classical guitar, the other is a ½ sized guitar ideal for the young beginner.
Also included in our current Hot Products is the Pure Tone: Kids Descant Recorder. This is a great starter record for children available in 3 great colours. Traditional brown, pink and blue. To accompany this we have the Recorder From The Beginning : Pupil’s Book 1 (2004 Edition). This is one of the most successful recorder tutor books used by many teachers.
Other items in our back to school bonanza are some various musical designed stationary including the very popular amazing colour-changing mood pencils! Have a scroll through our gift section for all our stationary items.
With The Harvest Festival also approaching, We have include some of the most popular Harvest Festival celebration teachers books and accompanying CD’s, again at special discounted prices!
So, it’s been 40 whole years since Woodstock’s massive effect on the world. Thousands turned up to see some of the most famous acts of the time, such as The Who, Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and many more brilliant bands. The turn out was amazing, over 400,000 people traveled from all around the world to be a part of this life changing experience.
The festival was an idea to change the way our world thought, it was a free event, to get as many people as possible to attend. The subject as we all know was for more peace and love on the planet, and indeed it was a weekend full of love, peace and happiness. Amazingly, there were no more than 6,000 injuries over the whole weekend and three deaths, one accident and two drug related deaths. Which is pretty impressive to say there were over 400,000 people at the Festival.
In 1999 Woodstock had another festival, again to bring peace and love to the world. This time there were around 200,000 fans entering the three day event. The ‘99 Woodstock did not go to plan. In fact it was a disaster, but come on, what did they think would happen. You put 200,000 people in a field in front of the likes of metal gods Metallica and Rage Against The Machine.. not exactly going to have a loving peaceful weekend are you. On paper the line up was incredible, well if you have James Brown and the Chilli Peppers on the same stage it’s going to be pretty special isn’t it. The festival soon turned into a full scale riot including huge fires and big brawls. The reason being, Woodstock 69 was a free event full of peace and tranquillity, 99 wasn’t free and people were even getting searched to make sure there was no food being brought into the festival. To me it seams like it was a scheme to make a lot of money, not an event to change the world!
I personally blame it on the amount of hardcore, heavy metal acts supporting Woodstock. Such as Korn and Limpbizkit, two bands that are notorious for getting their fans to go crazy. Silly if you ask me. If your looking for a peaceful weekend then James Brown and Elvis Costello are perfect, Insane Clown posse and Kid Rock not so much!
Now we’re in 2009, forty years after the original Woodstock. There is a special anniversary taking place in both New York (August 15th-16th) and Berlin, Germany (August 22nd – 23rd). It was a fantastic success in New York and i’m sure Germany will be the same. Woodfest is free like the 69 weekend and has a lot more sensible choices of acts.
All of you lucky enough to enter either events have an amazing weekend and enjoy all the bands you see. Also don’t forget why you are going to this festival, to appreciate the brilliant music and to help put more peace in this world, I’m sure you all will have a great few days and I hope to see some reviews on how the weekend went.
This was the 12th such gathering and the organisation and set-up was very slick. It was a great time for lots of performers, jammers, and friends to renew acquaintances.
With over 45 varied performances there was something for everyone. If that wasn’t enough, the bars were open for more improvised renditions of songs old and new.
The weather was fine for most of the weekend but very blustery and this affected some of the out door events and there was not a lot of jamming in the streets!
I know that I missed some good performances, here are some comments…
Johnny Silvo accompanied by Tim the Timpanist on an improvised percussion set, performed some old classics with lots of participation and appreciation for the public.
The New Rope String Band entertained and amused with a range of unusual yet very musical songs and dances, highly recommended when things are getting a bit too serious, laughter is a good medicine and there was plenty to be had.
Edwina Hayes sang some haunting songs from her own pen. The audience were taking notes as Edwina talked us through her varied love life and travels.
Kerfuffle were suffering from illness and their set did not include any vocal work which features well on their CD’s. Even so the instrumentals performed by Tom, Sam, Jamie and Hannah and Hannah’s clog dancing were very well performed and received.
Leap to your feet Appalachian Clog pulled some good moves and were very entertaining.
There was a song writing contest which produced a variety of styles from a mixed group of talented musicians, the winning song ‘Whistling Joe’ being performed in front of an appreciative audience by the composer.
A last jam on Sunday afternoon allowed Kath Edmonds some time in the limelight, lets hope we see her on stage there soon. The lovely Sue from Sunderland sang some delightful songs. A couple of Irish contributors got peoples feet tapping accompanied by fiddles and banjos.
All in all a very friendly gathering. I did not see one ‘incident’ even though people were in ‘party’ mode.
Follow this link for more details http://www.saltburnfolkfestival.ukforum.com/
and watch out for next years bash!
Les Paul, creator of the world famous Les Paul electric guitars dies at the age of 94. His legend will live on throughout the world for as long as a guitarist picks up and plays one of his designs.
Can you imagine Slash, cigarette in mouth, thrashing out with the jazzy tones of a fender telecaster?… And Joe perry, propping-up Steven Tylor with a 1/2 size classical?…no. Would it be fair to say that the Gibson Les Paul was so good, it became more of an icon than the rock god playing it?
For many of people including myself, there isn’t much time left until the festival is up and away!
I’ve heard many mixed views about how this year’s Leeds/Reading festival will turn out. Personally, I can’t wait for it. I know it’s tough competing with last years line up as it had some of the best metal bands on the planet, such as rock gods Metallica and Rage Against The Machine head lining, along with many other brilliant live acts.
This year on the other hand has rock legends, Faith No More headlining the NME/Radio 1 stage. Also, the amazing Radiohead headlining the main stage. That’s not it, there is a much better selection of bands to suite every taste this year!
Throughout the weekend there’s a wide range of music such as uber dance group, The Prodigy, who will be supporting the Arctic Monkeys on the main stage, Deadmau5 headlining the dance stage, Deftones right along side Fall Out Boy and FFAF plus many more massive names; Kings of Leon and the Lostprophets!
I’m sure most people will agree it is going to be a time to remember for many years to come. I hope all of you attending either Reading or Leeds have an awesome weekend and enjoy all the bands you are wishing to see! =D
Once again it’s that time of the year. You dig out your tent, remove the beanfeast that’s somehow got into the corner of your sleeping bag, and prepare for some weekends of music and hippy-ness out in some fields away from the buzz of modern-day living….ahh back to our roots!
So whilst your still in the modern-day mentality, taker some thought into what your going to need for those late night camp fire drinking sessions. We have recently taken on a new supplier of authentic hand-made African percussion. From small egg shakers, to some thumping full-size djembe’s, we now cater for all. So before you hike off into the country this summer check out our new ‘World Percussion’ in the Drums/Percussion category and I’m sure you’ll find something suitable for the camp-fire entertainment.
When its really sunny like this weekend is looking to be.. you can put down your electric guitar and forget about sitting inside. Grab the acoustic or classical, plus a cold beverage of your choice and preferably some form of recliner or hammock – heck whatever you want.. then chill with your six string in the sun.
We have some new additions to our catalogue, the PLAYRECORD PACKS.
These packs have been put together for great value in price and for your instruments.
Each pack is for different purposes and consists of all the necessities you will need.
The first set of packs are the GIG PACKS.
The two variations we currently have are the DRUMMERS GIG PACK and the GUITARISTS GIG PACK.
Each of these packs come with all the essential components for the gigging drummer/guitarist. Here at playrecord we know just how frustrating it is when you are setting up for a gig and you break a string and you have no spares to replace it with! Well, now there is no need to worry. Take a PLAYRECORD GIG PACK to your every gig and you will have all the spares you need for any possible hick up.
The next pack we have is the GUITARISTS MAINTENANCE PACK.
This is a pack especially designed for the guitarists who takes pride in their guitar and want to keep it in pristine condition. Within this pack are all the essential ingredients you need to do this.
Each pack is now available from our website and in stock. We have each pack on a special introductory offer price and located on our websites home page.
Keep a look out on our website for new PLAYRECORD PACKS coming soon….