First birthday for music shop

Fiona Murray-Knowles is pictured with a selection of instruments for sale in her shop.
Fiona Murray-Knowles is pictured with a selection of instruments for sale in her shop.

Local business, Adagio Music, are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday after a successful year of business which exceeded expectation.

To mark the occasion the shop will be holding a special celebration day on Saturday which will include performances from a number of musicians including local young bands, Who Shot Anton? and The Photogenics.

Of course no birthday celebration is complete without refreshments and birthday cake, which will be available to all customers on the day.

To thank customers for their support over the year, Adagio Music are holding a prize draw with one lucky winner receiving a Brunswick solid top acoustic guitar worth £199. All customers who spend over £10 at Adagio Music throughout April will be entered into the free prize draw with the winner being picked at random at the end of the Month.

With the economic climate as it is, setting up a business may seem like a brave thing to do but for local ladies and owners of Adagio Music, Donna Balfour and Fiona Murray-Knowles, the decision is one they have not regretted.

Fiona said: “We have been really delighted with the response that we have had and how things have gone.

“The support we have from the local community as well as local music tutors is wonderful. We have people travelling from Forfar, Montrose and throughout Angus who have supported us over the last year.

“Donna and I are quite musical as are our children and we found that there was a huge gap in the market for sheet music and accessories so we decided to open.

“We are both from Brechin so it was always going to be in Brechin that we would have our business and last year was the right time for us to start our venture.

“Since opening we have been able to more than double the stock that we have.

“Even if we do not stock an item in the shop we are often able to source the item for the customer. Usually this can be done very quickly but for the more obscure items it may take a bit longer.”

As well as selling musical instruments the shop also stocks sheet music and books, music exam material, accessories and stationery. They also carry a range of CDs from Scottish folk, classical to local artists.

A repair service for orchestral strings and guitars is also available.

If you are new to music and would like help with learning an instrument Adagio Music have a number of tutor books as well as a list of local tutors.

Adagio Music hold special events each month featuring local musicians and are keen to hear from anyone who would like to arrange a session.

For more information about Adagio Music and to keep updated on what will be happening on Saturday visit