Andrew May is a Professional Member of NAMIR
And it’s goodbye from him.

And it’s goodbye from him.

Well that’s it. The last day.Andrew May

I’ll miss you all, my customers of the last 10 years. Thank you.

I’ll miss my tools, and straightening rods and keys (this is a big thing, but if you’ve never done it you won’t get it!)

I won’t miss the second-hand spit and smelly cases quite so much.

Or the occasional burns and stab wounds from hot shellac and needle springs.

But I will miss my colleagues, Claire and David, who’ve kept me sane (well nearly!)

It’s not all sad though.

I’m looking forward to a rest (you’re all just SO demanding!)

Andrew May Shop Front © Andrew May 2012I’m looking forward to having more time with my kids and to pursuing projects that have been in my mind
for years.

I’m looking forward to going to concerts without the fear of the instrument I’ve just fixed failing the soloist.

But most of all I’m looking forward to things just being different.

So farewell to you all.

May your musical journeys through life continue to bring you and others great pleasure and joy.

Mar sin leibh!

Andrew

It’s My Birthday…

It’s My Birthday…

…and I’ll close the shop early and go to the theatre if I want to. The shop will be closing at 1pm today (Saturday 24th). Sorry for any inconvenience. We’ll be back open on Monday at 9.30 as usual, for the last 5 days of Andrew May Wind Instrument Repairer. Why not drop in and… Continue Reading

Weekend closure 9th & 10th September

Due to unavoidable circumstances the shop will be closing at 2pm and Friday 9th September and will be closed all day on Saturday 10th. There will be no repair service available on Friday, only sales and collections. Sorry for any inconvenience. Back to normal hours on Monday 12th. Continue Reading

Closing Down Sale

Closing Down Sale

In the weeks before the shop closes I am selling all reeds, cases and accessories† with 25% off. So why not grab yourself a bargain on a box of reeds, a tuner, or maybe a new case? The discount is available in the shop an online‡. Stock is limited so don’t delay! Sale end 30th… Continue Reading

Spending more time with my family…

Spending more time with my family…

It all started in 1995 when, instead of getting a job in IT at the end of my degree, I took a big decision and enrolled at Stevenson College to learn to repair musical instruments. 21 years later it’s time for another big decision: After 10 years of Andrew May Wind Instrument Repairer I have… Continue Reading

Summer Holiday Opening Hours

Summer Holiday Opening Hours

To allow for summer holidays and childcare commitments the shop will be closed for the next two Saturdays and operating on slightly reduced hours through the week. The complete list of hours is below: July Friday 1st* 10:00 – 14:00 Saturday 2nd Closed Monday 4th 10:00 – 16:45 Tuesday 5th 10:00 – 16:45 Wednesday 6th 10:00… Continue Reading

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Winter has almost gone and spring is upon us, finally, and so are Easter and the school holidays. The shop will be closed on Easter Monday and Monday 4th April and will be closing a bit early on Good Friday and Saturday 26th March. If you are considering having your instrument serviced in the near future, please note… Continue Reading

NYOS Training Ensembles

NYOS Training Ensembles

News from NYOS of events for young musicians: Following on from the success of the inaugural Training Ensembles courses in 2015, The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) is delighted to announce that it will now be running 2 courses for each ensemble per year. NYOS training ensembles, are designed for younger players around the… Continue Reading

Website Outage

Website Outage

Due to a power failure at my hosting company the website was offline from 3pm yesterday (10th Feb). It took them a while to get it sorted, but it’s back now! Sorry for any inconvenience. My email wasn’t as badly affected, but if you did email me yesterday and haven’t received a reply yet, please… Continue Reading

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We’re almost at the end of another busy year at the workshop, so busy in fact that I nearly forgot to write this post!! During the year I’ve said “au revoir” to Benoît and “hello” to David as the shop and workshop continue to serve more and more customers. So many in fact that I’m already… Continue Reading