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Danish Care Home Residents Musical Garden

Article from PLEJE (CARE) Magazine: New Notes at the Care Centre

Trollemose Care Centre in Svendborg, Denmark are delighted with the new outdoor musical instruments they now have in their garden.

Originally, the Care Centre was looking for something new and interesting for the residents to look at in the garden. But then they heard about outdoor musical instruments.

“There’s something very special about these musical instruments that attracts people to them. You simply can’t resist walking up to them and striking them just to hear the sound that comes out of them” says Section Manager at Trollemose Care centre, Agnete Bille.

And with help from the Trollevenner Voluntary Association, who applied for money from the Municipality’s funding pool for ‘the prevention of loneliness among the elderly’, they bought two outdoor xylophones and a drum from Percussion Play, Denmark.

The instruments are strategically placed so that they can be clearly seen from the public...


Percussion Play Back ‘Made In Britain’ Campaign

Percussion Play, based in the heart of Hampshire, has joined the Made in Britain Campaign, an initiative started in 2011 to support and promote British manufacturing in the UK and overseas. The Made in Great Britain marque is accredited to businesses which sell goods that have been manufactured in Great Britain and is managed by a committee made up of MDs and CEOs of UK manufacturing companies as well as other supporters of British manufacturing.

Percussion Play have been creating outdoor musical instruments in Hampshire since 2008. It is still a family run business and they sell to customers all over the world and through selected quality distributors across the UK too.

Percussion Play Managing Director, Jody Ashfield said, “It’s a source of immense pride that we can say that all of our products are manufactured in the UK. We’re delighted to show our on-going commitment to UK manufacturing by joining a campaign that truly identifies British made products. By passing the criteria...


​Papilio Outdoor Metallophone takes flight!

Percussion Play are delighted to introduce a new metallophone into their range of outdoor musical instruments. The Papilio is our largest single instrument, yet as the pictures show its suitable for all, from tiny tots to elders.

Firstly, why is it called Papilio? Papilio is Latin for Butterfly. The word Papilio was used as the genus name or every known species of butterfly in the world. The shape of our Papilio outdoor musical instrument resembles a giant butterfly, hence the name.

What's a metallophone? Any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars that are struck to make a sound. The most recognised metallophone is the Glockenspiel and relatives of the glock include the saron, bell lyre, fangxiang and the gender. Metallophones have been played in eastern Asia for more than 1,000 years and were first mentioned in Europe in the middle of the 18th century.

How does it work? The 32 tuned metal keys are anodised aluminium tubes, suspended by...


Valentines Fun Using Your Outdoor Music Instruments

Harness your inner cupid and fill your class with lots of love this Valentine's Day! Try something a little out of the (heart-shaped) box this year, wrap up warm and go into the playground and use your outdoor musical instruments to celebrate Valentine's Day. Here are a few child-friendly Valentine songs to help you on your way!

I’m a Little Cupid (To the tune of ” I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little Cupid, as you know Here is my arrow, here is my bow When I pull the string back, watch it go Sending love to those below.

Love, Love, Love (Sung to: '3 Blind Mice') Love, love, love, love, love, love See how it grows, See how it grows. I love my friends and they love me. We love each other that's plain to see. We’re like one great big family. Love, love, love.

Five Little Valentines 5 little valentines waiting in the store (Child's name) bought one, and then there were 4. 4 little valentines for you and for me (Child's name) bought one, and then there...


New Cajon Outdoor Drum - Percussion In The Street!

The Cajón (pronounced Ka-hone; short A, long O) is a member of the percussion family and growing in popularity very quickly. It is said to have originated in the 1800's among the Peruvian slaves from West and Central Africa as a substitute for the prohibited African drums. The name simply means “a box” and it’s said that the first Cajóns were the boxes used by the fruit pickers or fisherman along the Peruvian and Cuban coastal regions. Simple and effective, these Peruvian slaves used the crates or boxes to tap out a beat. Expert players from Peru are called Cajóneros or Cajónistas.

Our version is based on the traditional Cuban/Peruvian drums, however, as with all Percussion Play instruments we needed our Cajóns to be perfect for outdoor, all weather performances. Therefore, the resonating box is made from stainless steel, perfect for all year outdoor use yet still very responsive and easy to play. Etched with a tribal pattern, our Cajon’s are attractive, very stable and...