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An encore for donations of musical instruments

4 March 2022

It’s been four weeks since OnFife banged the drum looking for donations of instruments to help launch of a new musical library this spring.

The appeal obviously hit the right note because the response has been fantastic but more are still needed to give as many people the chance to pick up and try an instrument.

Karen Taylor, Creative Instigator with On Fife said: “We’ve been blown away by the public’s response and it’s great to see how many quality instruments have already been donated, from guitars to trumpets to drums – we’ve even had a kalimba thumb piano. However, we still need more instruments to make sure we have enough to go round.’’

The Musical Instrument Library will operate out of Lochgelly Centre and will be available to anyone who is a member of OnFife Libraries.

Any donated instruments will be cleaned and repaired if needed, before being put to great use. The new service will mean anyone who wants to try their hand at an instrument can do so without the expense of buying.

The project is being worked on alongside St Andrews Music Participation, Tinderbox and the Music Education Partnership Group, who are offering their passion and expertise to make sure the new service strikes the right chord.

A date is still to be confirmed for the launch but once it is up and running, OnFife will also be looking to offer tuition videos, taster sessions and workshops to make music as accessible as possible to everyone.

“Making a donation is easy – just take it along to your local library,” said Karen. “And please don’t forget to leave your details so we can thank you for your contribution.”

To find out more about the Musical Instrument Lending Library, contact events@onfife.com.


For further information contact Sheona Small, press officer, 07809 727 989 or email sheona.small@onfife.com

Notes to editors: OnFife is a registered charity and manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information can be found at www.onfife.com


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