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The 7 Distinguished Violin Stores at Cumbria

May 12, 2016


The county of Cumbria in the North West of England consists of 6 districts namely, Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. These are predominantly covered with natural places that serves as an inspiration for artists and musicians. So for musicians and players who plan on buying instruments in the violin family, there are a number of distinguished violin store also established here. Below shows the compiled list of these violin stores. We hope this compilation will be of great help to our Cumbria neighbourhood.


1.  James Rawes Violins




Violin maker and restorer, James Rawes, has qualified his training at Newark School of Violin making at 1980. In 1984, he established his own business and had made available the instruments of the violin family including a full range of strings, cases and accessories. Majority of his works has been purchased by Professional Musicians, Specialist music school pupils and Music college students.


Address: Glendale, Cotehill, Carlisle Cumbria CA4 0AZ, UK
Tel: +44 1228 561561


2. Reiver Instruments




This shop aims to create an instrument with optimum tonal properties that suits the client's own style of music. Hence, this shop can set up, repair and restore every instrument in need of attention. The instruments covered are acoustic and classical guitars, violins, violas, cellos, and cajons. 


Address: High, The Coach House, High Head Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0HS, UK
Tel: +44 16974 73059


3. Rainbow Music




This shop is available online or can be visited at their store at Cumbria. They traded since 1991 making them the longest serving music shop in Carlisle. Though they specially deal with guitars, other instruments are also available including Yamaha pianos and orchestral instruments.


Address: 3 Finkle St, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UU, UK
Tel: +44 1228 537469


4. Bowman Billy



This retail music shop has been performing their service for more than 30 years now. They are one of the most respected music retailers in Cumbria. Also provides one of the largest selections of musical instruments and accessories. Check out their online site for more overview of instruments they can offer.


Address: 5 Lowther Went, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9RT, UK
Tel: 01900 826708
Fax: 01900 825984


5. Omega Music



General musical instrument shop founded in the year 1987. Specialized in issuing instruments to schools and colleges throughout UK. Though they deal in different kinds of musical instruments, they definitely have vast knowledge of violins, violas, cellos and double-basses which serves as the core of any orchestra and most used instruments at schools.


Address: 5e, Townfoot Industrial Estate, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 1SW, UK
Tel: +44 16977 42800


6. The Full Octave



Full Octave specializes in the restoration of English and German Pianos. Besides from that, they also offer a range of stringed instruments of guitars and violins. Their bowed violins are primary made for student's convenience. John and Liz Metcalfe are the founders of this business in the year 1998.


Address: 152 Market St, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA15 8RQ, UK
Tel: +44 1229 467109


7. Oviolin


This shop is always available at your service even though not based in the county of Cumbria. So before you buy an instrument that suits your taste, browse in our collection for more selection and choices. Click here to view our violin catalogue.


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