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Jamie Hince ‘not planning to play at reception’

Instrument insurance may not be needed by The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince after he has suggested he will not be performing at his wedding. The musician told Q magazine he thinks the band’s songs may not be appropriate for the celebration, the Associated Press reports. He said: “We’re not really a wedding kind of band, are we? We might dampen … More

Antique violins returned to Italy

A unique performance by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra this week could have requiredmusical instrument insurance, as its members played on rare violins and cellos from hundreds of years ago. According to Reuters, many music fans would be pleased to hear just one Stradivarius instrument being played, but the initiative, led by violinist Yuri Bashmet saw five of the precious … More

13th century whistle donated to museum

One museum may want to consider investing in musical equipment insurance after receiving a rare historic instrument. Following the death of Peter Henderson in 2010, a bone penny whistle dating from the 13th century was given to the Oxford University’s Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the BBC reports. The piece is thought to be the oldest item in the display and … More

Man with Down syndrome showcases musical talent

One man who may need to take out instrument insurance is Sujeet Desai, who is an accomplished musician despite having Down syndrome. The 29-year-old described in an interview with the Buffalo News how he has mastered seven instruments. “I can improvise on any instrument. I picked up the trumpet last year and taught myself to play. The same day, I picked … More

Parents warned about instruments harbouring bacteria

Adults looking for musical insurance for their children may be shocked to hear about new research into bacterial contamination via instruments. A study published in the March/April 2011 issue of General Dentistry highlights the need to ensure woodwind and brass instruments are cleaned after each use. It was suggested that the bacteria can thrive in the mouthpieces and cause skin infections … More

Musical workshops held for Camborne youngsters
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Youngsters from Camborne may need to take out musical instrument insurance if they feel inspired by a series of recent workshops. The classes took place at Trevo Family Centre and participants were urged to get creative and try their hand at creating a few tunes, the Camborne Packet reports. They were also introduced to a range of music software as part … More

U2 to headline Glastonbury

Those looking for instrument insurance may be interested to hear that U2 are set to headline one of the most famous music events in the world. The Irish band has revealed they are to take to the stage at the iconic Glastonbury Festival this summer. U2’s guitarist The Edge made the announcement during a video speech played tat the NME Awards … More

Classical musician arranges charity concert

One musician who may be interested in instrument insurance is a sixth form student from Sussex. Maddie Cutter from West Hoathly told the Crawley News how she plans to organise a charity concert to raise £3,000. The 18-year-old Imberhorne School pupil is hoping to gather enough money to fund a trip to the UK for Tanzanian students that she met last … More

Class of 32 children all learn stringed instruments

Parents of children attending an educational establishment in Colchester may need to take out musical insurance after 32 pupils have begun learning instruments. Students in year five at St Teresa’s School have either taken up the violin, cello or viola, the Daily Gazette reports. According to the headteacher Frances Booker, it is unusual for one class to all begin practising a … More

New DJ software ‘strips back individual instruments’

Wannabe musicians may soon be looking for DJ insurance following the launch of new software designed to make sampling tunes easier. Hit ‘n’ Mix allows users to take audio files and extract specific instruments from the piece. As a result, people will be able to adjust properties such as the pitch and tempo of the equipment to create a unique piece. … More

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