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P&C MUSIC
6, Devonshire Place
Skipton Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 4AA
T: 01423 504035

Opening hours: 9.30 - 5.30
Tuesday - Saturday

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Welcome to P&C Music! We are now celebrating our 26th year of serving music lovers in the UK and overseas.

LOVE RECORD STORES DAY
PART 2, 5 DECEMBER 2020
from 6.00pm / 18.00hrs.

The first event of this type took place on 20 June and it’s kind of fitting that ‘Part 2’ will be the last.

We will be hosting the event in a similar manner to Black Friday on 27 November – by taking telephone and email orders, as ‘that’s the rules’.

First, here is the list of what we will have for sale:

LRSD II CUSTOMER LIST

As you will see, there are far fewer titles than in the previous events we have run.

Here’s how it will work.

It begins at 6.00pm on the date above. Place your orders by ‘phone:
07887 355103
or email
peter@pomp-and-circumstance.co.uk

Please do not ring or send emails before that time (if you do, they will be answered after those sent in from 6.00pm).

Please have your debit card handy. You can choose collect or mail order.

Collect
When you pay, we will discuss when you can collect your purchase(s) from the shop. They will be in a sanitised carrier bag with your till and card receipt.

Mail order  
We can send to any UK or overseas address and postage is calculated by weight, at cost. So as not to tie up the ‘phone or risk an error in taking down the delivery address, please send it – with your name and details of the items you purchased – to the email address above. Everything is sanitised before packing.

Please note that although this is not a Record Store Day event organised by ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association), we will use some of the guidelines, e.g. no more than one copy of a title may be purchased per person.

I hope you are successful in getting what you want!

BLACK FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER

We still have some stock left. This list updated 4/12/20:

P&C BLACK FRIDAY 2020 CUSTOMER LIST AT 4 DEC 2020

To order, ring the shop number 01423 504035 or email peter@pomp-and-circumstance.co.uk.

LOCKDOWN IS OVER

From Autumn 2019 we were closed for the best part of a year and having to do so again after less than two months is very disheartening. It will also test our resources to survive to the limit. HUGE THANKS to all who supported us during the earlier lockdown. There are too many of you to name – you know who you are – and we couldn’t have managed without you. If you can continue to do so, that would be fantastic.

For those who have either not used us during the last lockdown or for a considerable time, please let me just say this – if there is anything we can improve on or change, we want to know what it is. We can’t unless you tell us, so if we have weaknesses or faults, help us by telling us what they are.
Otherwise I will just sit here, and wonder…

If it’s a long time since you’ve been in and you feel embarrassed about coming back, don’t be. Any support you can give to the shop will help us to continue. If it’s about price, we have used CDs and vinyl records from £3.00 in the shop and at our unit (No. 11) at the Bo’Grove emporium on Grove road. If every music lover who lives locally spent just that amount a month with us, it would make a huge difference. 

Again, on price – we are often cheaper than HMV. This may surprise you, but it’s true. A recent example was the Star Wars Mandalorian 10” picture disc, which is still in stock at £16.80. From HMV it’s £24.99. I don’t have the time to label everything up with price comparisons, but if you want to check us out against HMV, you’ll see for yourself (‘Why pay more?’, etc).

As an independent record shop we have access to exclusive releases, some by indie bands and some by mainstream artists and performers. The latter may be a coloured vinyl or limited edition variant only available from shops like ours (high street shops and online suppliers will only get the basic black).

YOU DON’T NEED TO ORDER ONLINE FROM A MASSIVE, FACELESS MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION THAT DOESN’T PAY TAX, TREATS ITS WORKERS LIKE SLAVES AND DRIVES HARD-WORKING INDEPENDENT STORES OUT OF BUSINESS TO GET WHAT YOU WANT!

I know you haven’t forgotten about Christmas but please order as soon as possible. We can get pretty much anything you want, provided you allow us enough time. If you normally leave things to the last minute, break the habit this year and get your orders in quickly!

ORDERS AND ENQUIRIES PLEASE TO

01423 504035

peter@pomp-and-circumstance.co.uk

That’s me done – thank you!

Peter Robinson
Proprietor

P&C MUSIC ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/PandCMusic/

On here I post photos of and info about new vinyl for sale from the shop. If you can be bothered, scroll back through the posts for a few months as some may still be available (I usually have multiple copies). Some are new releases, some re-issues. Sometimes I feature a band or artist, sometimes it’s just random stuff. As an independent record store we stock exclusive releases on coloured vinyl and limited editions not available to HMV. Also, we are able to undercut them by several £s. We can of course order and send you anything you like as well – I supply records to music enthusiasts all over the world. Postage is charged at cost. I think it’s worth your while to follow us and hope you find it useful.

Just to reassure you – all stock delivered to me is sanitised upon receipt and everything sent or collected from me is as well.

If you can’t find something you fancy, I will be very surprised!

P&C MUSIC IS ALSO AT 53 BO’GROVE

NB The emporium part of Bo’Grove is closed during lockdown, but if you have an idea of what you want, e.g. “Have you got a cheap or pre-owned CD / LP by X?”, I will know if I have it and we can do a ‘click and collect’ operation. Now read on…

Another outlet for P&C is unit 11 in the vintage emporium and farm shop at 53, Grove Road, Harrogate, HG1 5EP. The telephone number is 01423 540220. Here I am selling new and pre-owned vinyl and CDs. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/53BoGrove/ for further information about this brilliant independent venture. Please note that I won’t be there as the unit is managed by Bo’Grove staff, but if you have a question about any of my items please ring the shop on 01423 504035.

20% OFF ALL PREVIOUS RECORD STORE DAY TITLES!
GET THEM WHILE STOCKS LAST!

Below are links to the lists which I am currently updating as quite a few have sold recently. As we are now down to single copies for most of them I advise you to get your orders in asap. All prices are before discount:

RSD2018

RSD2017

RSD2016

RSD2015

RSD2014

RSD2012-13

Coming soon….. updated lists of all the above, plus remaining stock from:
All three Record Store Days of 2020
The ‘Love Record Stores’ event of June 20, 2020
National Album Day, October 10, 2020. 

Call me on 01423 504035 or email peter@pandcmusic.co.uk to place an order or make an enquiry re mail order charges.

Please note that as an authorised Record Store Day dealer I abide by the terms and conditions of sale as stipulated by the ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association), which organises the event. One of the rules is that although each customer may purchase as many individual titles as they like (the more the merrier as far as I’m concerned!), I can’t sell more than one copy of an individual title to the same customer.

If you want mail order we can post / ship (charge is at cost) to any UK or overseas address. Please state your address and I will tell you how much.

FILL YOUR VINYL BOOTS!

Christie Murder of Roger Ackroyd

GIFT IDEAS

Visit the shop and browse through the thousands of CDs and vinyl records on display. If you are unable to do so, email peter@pandcmusic.co.uk to make an enquiry or place an order. We can then send your gift direct to any UK or overseas address you specify. Have you thought about audiobooks on CD? We have a large selection, including crime fiction, biography/autobiography, adventure and romance. They’re ideal for a long car journey, as there’s nothing like a whodunit to keep you awake! As for music, every genre is available on CD or vinyl.

We have also vintage, mounted sheet music dating from the Second World War and earlier. Failing all of that, what do you buy the music lover who has everything? One of our gift tokens, of course! You choose the value of the token and we will order whatever the recipient wants if it is not in stock. Mail order is available for any CD or vinyl record requested.

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SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT TRADERS – LIKE US!

Whether it’s for a special occasion, a ‘thank you’ or a gift for no particular reason, P&C Music has thousands of vinyl records and CDs to choose from, any one of which could make the perfect present. And by shopping local, you’ll help to support an independent shop and family business. We look forward to seeing you! If you like us, help to spread the word and please say so on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

PLEASE NOTE OUR NOT SO NEW ADDRESS (we moved in July 2015): P&C MUSIC 6, DEVONSHIRE PLACE SKIPTON ROAD HARROGATE NORTH YORKSHIRE HG1 4AA

I have left this info on this page as some people are very occasional customers and only visit every few years! There is some space to park in Devonshire Yard at the rear of the shop whilst you visit us, but please do not park in any of the bays designated for owners of the flats or businesses and make sure you do not block vehicle access to or from the area. Commercial Street – the site of our former premises – is to the south west and the distance between the two is less than half a mile. We are actually on Skipton Road (the A59) just to the left of Devonshire Gent barber shop.

Come and say hello

If you haven’t visited us yet, please come and see us. Apparently, some people have gone to our old shop in Commercial Street and seen that the premises is now a beautician.. Instead of assuming that we had closed, they could have asked what happened to that great record shop that used to be there, by going to the premises either side of it, namely Lilly’s Café or Addyman’s Butchers and asking for directions! So please tell everyone you know that we are still going strong less than half a mile away from Commercial Street!

What is P&C Music?

It’s an independent record shop and family business. Established in 1994 and under new management since May 2010, we pride ourselves on

  • making all visitors to the shop or website feel welcome
  • our dedicated service – the personal touch
  • helping customers find the kind of music they like
  • our expert knowledge of all kinds of recorded music
  • making your enthusiasm our enthusiasm
  • respecting the musical tastes of all customers
  • our success in tracing rarities and deletions
  • our expertise in identifying a piece of music a customer has heard (sometimes without knowing the title, performer or composer), and finding a suitable recording of it.

What’s special about P&C Music?

Quite simply, we pride ourselves on our personal service. Proprietor Peter Robinson began selling records by mail order in 1968 – that’s a lot of experience! Visit the shop, ‘phone or email him and he’ll do his best to help you. He will also respect your knowledge and only offer advice if asked. At P&C Music, we will order anything not in stock and quote you a price without any obligation to purchase. You can also buy a gift voucher for the ‘music lover who has everything’. We can help you choose presents for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and so on, or supply CDs as background music for a special or formal occasion. Sadly, this includes funerals; if there is a particular piece of music you require, we can usually provide it.

Our mail order packaging is sturdy enough to withstand the rigours of any postal service and ensure that your purchase will reach any UK or overseas address not only promptly, but also unscathed – after so many years of doing mail orders, you can rely on Peter to get it right! Unlike some online sellers, we have an actual shop which is brimful of all kinds of recorded music on CD, vinyl and 78rpm discs and you can browse to your heart’s content. You will receive courteous, personal service. You can of course send us an email with your order or enquiry, but better still, come and see us. If you are near Yorkshire or intend to be, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

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Do we still sell classical music?

Yes, we do! Shop owner Peter has an in-depth knowledge of it and can answer any questions you may have. For example, if you want to get into classical music and don’t know where to start, he can help by suggesting some things you might like. The photos here show just a few of the things we have in stock there’s thousands more, on CD and vinyl. All you have to do is ask!

In addition to the large selection of new classical CDs, we have thousands of pre-owned titles – the largest stock in from the north of England to the north coast of Scotland. Whether you are a classical enthusiast or just beginning to get into it, a visit to our shop is a must.

Why have we changed our name from Pomp and Circumstance to P&C Music?

When the founder of the business decided to retire in 2010, we bought it from him. But almost immediately we knew that we would have to change the name of the shop, as it implied that we only sold classical music. The customers thought this too, as it put them off from coming in or visiting the website (this is what they told us, when they did eventually visit). Once we’d changed the name, things gradually improved. People we hadn’t met before started coming in and were delighted to see that we sold all kinds of music, not just classical. But it was very difficult to change the public perception of a shop that had only sold classical and jazz since 1994. So, with our webpage, Facebook, Twitter, our presence on other websites and in the local printed media, we are getting there! We are making new friends every day and we love sharing stories about record buying and our collections. Word is getting round that we are indeed ‘the specialist record shop for all your music needs’!

A record shop is not just for Record Store Day and Christmas…

Don’t forget that we’re here to serve you all year round. We value your support and like every other independent retailer or sole trader, depend upon it to keep going. But all too often it’s a case of ‘feast or famine’ – Record Store Day and Christmas being the former. Please keep coming in as every purchase – however small – is important to us and helps us to continue. If only people stopped to think of the consequences when they order from that huge, faceless online retailer, the name of which is the same as that big river that runs through Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Every time they do so, it lessens the chances of survival for local shops. Independents don’t run on public funding like a library, museum or swimming pool, although some people seem to think so. This is characterised by people who come in and say:
 
– ‘Oh, I used to have that record!’
– ‘You don’t see many shops like this these days’
– ‘What a fantastic selection! I could spend a fortune in here.’
– ‘I’m not paying these prices!’ (when I ask them where they normally buy their records, they say ‘from a car boot sale’)
– ‘I’m so glad you’re still here’
– ‘I’ve got this one! And this one!’
– ‘I’ll come back when I’ve got more time’
– ‘Look at these! I just got them for 50p each from a charity shop’
 
Unfortunately, shops don’t run on compliments. To date, no-one who has made one or more of the above remarks has ever made a purchase here. No shop – ours included – has any right to keep going if the local community doesn’t value the service it provides, and a community is made up of individuals. It’s all too easy for us to imagine a closing-down sale thronged with people expressing regret at our closure, but who have rarely or ever supported the shop. The message is simple – use us or lose us, because once we’re gone, we’re gone for good.
 
Music brings people together. Since I took over the shop in May 2010, I have been privileged to meet the most interesting, kind, amusing and in general, wonderful people. It has been a pleasure to be of service to them and I want to take this opportunity to offer a huge and sincere THANK YOU to all who value the service we provide. Whether you are a regular customer or someone who has discovered us more recently – we will never take you for granted.

Compliments from our mail order customers

“Sorry I don’t do Twitter or Facebook – yet – but don’t know if you can use this: What a relief. The hardest part was lifting up the phone. One call to you and I’ve sorted my husband’s birthday present AND it’s going to arrive in the post”. J Binnie, Knaresborough

“YIPPEE! The CDs arrived safely this morning, bless you. You can be sure that I will seize every opportunity to advertise your excellent service. You remind me of my beloved Morse – a great love of classical music AND brilliant detective work” Allison Peterson, York

“When I was on holiday I visited your wonderful shop and have since bought many CDs on mail order. Your service is excellent. You are always able to get what I want, no matter how obscure it is” Mr J Penrose, Southampton

“You have been invaluable in finding CDs of the works our choral society has chosen to perform, and supplied them promptly, giving me plenty of time to rehearse” Mrs S Owen, Pontypridd

“Although I don’t buy many CDs, you always remember me and treat me with great courtesy and your expert advice has never failed to find something I like” Mr E W Bailey, Thirsk

“Thanks for tracking down that Prefab Sprout LP for me! My boyfriend loves it!” Ms D Nightingale, Bradford

“You were recommended by Banks of York who no longer take orders for CDs. For the last two years you have been able to supply everything I have asked you for, mostly from stock but otherwise on mail order. Long may you continue!” Mr I Franklin, York

Not many people know that…

…we also offer a book search and order service for out of print books. As a qualified librarian I have all the skills necessary to ensure that you will receive the exact edition you ask for. Email me to place an order or ask for further details.

No comment necessary!

P&C Music owner Peter Robinson interviewed by Classic FM

Visit http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/record-shop-interview-pomp-circumstance/ to read an interview about the dedicated customer service and personal attention offered by independent record shops. Peter also gives a light-hearted account of daily life at P&C.

We’ll order anything and send it anywhere!

Whatever your taste in music, and whether you want it on CD, DVD or vinyl, we offer a full mail order service to any UK or overseas address. Give us what information you have and leave the rest to us – we are experienced ‘music detectives’, expert in tracking down rarities, deletions or the just plain obscure. We’ll give you a quote with no obligation to buy (that said, all those who have used us have been delighted with the results and the price we’ve quoted, which often includes airmail delivery). It could be a long-lost LP, which they lent to someone at a party in their youth, or a CD that has eluded every effort they’ve made to find it in twenty years. Either way, it’s immensely satisfying for us to see the happy face of the customer when they gaze at a record they thought they would never hold in their hands. We really can make some wishes come true…

Kid’s stuff

We have a large selection of CDs designed to introduce children to classical music, ballet and world music, plus CD audiobooks of classic children’s stories. Click here for more information: For the younger listener

Easter Parade and Singin in the Rain

Let’s put on the show right here!

Come and browse through our CDs and DVDs of shows and movie musicals or contact us by phone or email with your enquiry. West Side Story, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, My Fair Lady etc and other favourites are always in stock, but so are a lot of less well-known ones. Many are ripe for revival – are you listening, musical societies and drama groups?

Nostalgia is what it used to be

With recordings dating back to the 1890s there’s so much to choose from at P&C. Whether it’s bawdy music-hall ballads, poetry or songs from the First World War, or ‘Flapper’ music from the 1920s, we stock it. And moving forward in time, we also have CDs with spoken memories of the Blitz, songs that roused the Nation during World War II, to the ‘time of beginning again’ in the post-war years through to the late 1950s. If you remember a song and want us to find it on a CD, just contact us. To place an order or make an enquiry, click here.

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You don’t have to be Jewish…

…to like Jewish music and humour. for more information, Click here

Gift ideas for the music lover who has everything

Click here to view our gift suggestions.

Don’t forget – everyone is welcome at P&C Music!

We welcome anyone who has taken the trouble to visit us. If you are unable to come to the shop, give us a call if you want to know if we have a particular item. We are particularly good at tracking down deletions, or locating a CD version of that much-loved but never-played LP in your collection. Just email peter@pandcmusic.co.uk

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