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Music insurance infographic aka Getting the band back together
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Ever wonder who’s the clumsiest or most unfortunate member of the band? We know that there are a myriad of musician jokes out there and that banterous rivalry is rife in bands, but when it comes to accidents and theft it really is no laughing matter. When you see a fellow musician’s instrument broken or stolen you can feel their pain, can’t you? … More

Music equipment taken from garage
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Derbyshire Constabulary has launched an investigation into the theft of a range of musical instruments from a garage. The force revealed that items such as a double bass, which is about 6.5 ft tall, were taken from a garage in South Crescent in Duckmanton on June 16th. It was revealed by Derbyshire Constabulary that the incident is believed to have … More

Band offer reward after instruments theft
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A band from Derbyshire are offering a cash reward for the return of their stolen musical instruments. In a post to their Facebook fans, they explained their van was broken into in the early hours of April 26th. Thieves took a Fender Telecaster and a Fender Stratocaster, as well as a bass guitar, a recording box and various pedals. The band … More

Police campaign leads to return of flute
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A police campaign has led to the successful return of an £800 flute that was stolen from a store in the north-east of England. The musical instrument was taken from JG Windows music shop on Blackwellgate, in Darlington, but was returned to the shop within 48 hours. Darlington Police's Stop Thieves Offloading Property campaign tracked down the instrument at a … More

Musician ‘devastated’ after instrument theft
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A musician from the Isle of Man said he is "devastated" after £10,000 worth of instruments were stolen from his car. Tomas Callister was performing in Escrick – a sleepy part of Yorkshire – when his vehicle was broken into, BBC News reports. The thieves took an extremely rare Greek bouzouki, which was valued at £4,000 and is said to … More

Rare musical instruments taken in burglary

A music enthusiast from Northern Ireland nicknamed the Accordion Man has had 30 of his instruments stolen from his home. And while he may have musical insurance, Ken Hopkins from County Down is said to be "devastated" at the loss of his collection. Popularly used in folk music in Europe and the Americas, the instrument is often linked to buskers … More

Northern Irish author traces history of valuable Stradivarius violin

A Northern Irish author has researched the history of a Stradivarius violin that was discovered under a bed in Derry in the late 1980s. The valuable instrument, which eventually sold for $3.6 million (£2.3 million), was found by Muriel Anderson in her late brother's bedroom and now Dr Nuala McCallister Hart seems to have tracked its origins. Stradivarius violins were … More

Workshop helps primary pupils get a taste of musical instruments

A workshop that took place at a college recently could have prompted children to begin a lifelong love of musical instruments. Students from Stevenson College Edinburgh's Popular and Classical Music course invited 64 youngsters from Williamston Primary School in Livingston to go along on a day-long taster session, the Edinburgh Evening News reports. The year five children were able to … More