ATTENTION ALL VINYL JUNKIES: Rockaway Record Fair Dates 2016

Simon hard at work - nice work if you can get it
Simon hard at work – nice work if you can get it

If you like your music in a format you can skin up on (rather than an MP3), hate the corporate gloss of chain stores and point blank refuse to buy music from a supermarket, then a record fair is the place for you.

With independent record stores closing quicker than pubs, many towns are now left without a decent place to go and browse – and even buy – non mainstream music. Well, keep your minces peeled cos there could be a record fair coming your way.

Rockaway Record Fairs are run by the incredibly clued up Simon Philips. He does not have much of a web presence, so we thought we would share this link to his Tumblr page, which has all the dates and venues for all his fairs this year.

mr peppermintIf you want a copy of the first Millions of Dead Cops CD, a limited edition box set of singles by The Incredible Bongo Band or a second hand copy of an album by Mr Peppermint on red vinyl, Simon is your man.

You can catch up on Simon joining us on the Peppermint Iguana Radio Show to talk about record fairs, gig promotions and life working in Newport Provisions Market by listening to the cloudcast below.

Here be the dates of his forthcoming fairs – but check his website for updates, cos things might change.

April

  • Sat. 2nd    NEWPORTNewport Indoor Market, High Str.
  • Sun. 3rd   MALVERN The Cube Albert Road North
  • Sat. 9th    STROUD – Imperial Hotel, Station Road
  • Sun. 10th  PENARTH – Paget Rooms, Victoria Road
  • Sat.16th    ABERGAVENNY – Castle Street Methodist Hall
  • Sun. 17th  ILFRACOMBE – Pavilion Room, Landmark Theatre
  • Sat. 23rd  HEREFORD – Imperial Hotel, Widemarsh Street
  • Sat. 30th  Oxford – Methodist Hall, New Inn Hall Street

May

  • Sun. 1st    BRIXHAM – Scala Hall, New Road
  • Sat. 14th   BRIDGWATER – Arts Centre, Castle Street
  • Sat. 21st   WELLS – Seager Hall, Union Street
  • Sun. 22nd WANTAGE – Leisure Centre, Portway
  • Sat. 28th   ST. IVES – St. Ives Theatre Lower Stennack
  • Sun. 29th   LAUNCESTON – White Hart Hotel, Broad Street
  • Mon. 30th  HAY ON WYE – Butter Market High Town

June  

  • Fri. 3rd     PADSTOW – Memorial Hall
  • Sat. 4th    PENZANCE – Methodist Hall, Chapel Street
  • Sun. 5th    REDRUTH – Community Centre, Foundry Row, Chapel Street.
  • Sat. 18th  BARNSTAPLE – Baptist Church Hall, Boutport Str
  • Sun. 19th  WEYMOUTH – Royal Hotel, Esplanade
  • Fri. 24th    BIDEFORD – Amateur Athletic Club, The Pill
  • Sat. 25th  TOTNES – Methodist Hall, Fore  Street
  • Sun 26th  ILFRACOMBE – Pavilion Room, Landmark Theatre

July 

  • Sat. 2nd    NEWPORT (IOW) – Parish Centre, Town Lane
  • Sun. 3rd    SWANAGE – Mowlem Theatre, Seafront
  • Sat. 9th     FALMOUTH – Methodist Church Hall, The Moor
  • Sun. 10th  BRIXHAM – Scala Hall, New Road
  • Sat. 16th   NEWPORTNewport Indoor Market, High Str
  • Sun. 17th  TENBY – Tenby United RFC, Upper Frog Street
  • Sat. 23rd   TRURO St Georges Church Hall St Georges Street
  • Sun. 24th  LAUNCESTON – White Hart Hotel, Broad Street

August

  • Fri. 12th     PADSTOW – Memorial Hall
  • Sat. 13th   ST. IVES – St. Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack
  • Sun. 14th   BUDE  TBC 
  • Sat. 20th     ABERGAVENNY – Castle Street Methodist Hall
  • Sun. 21st    SWANAGE – Mowlem Theatre, Seafront
  • Sat. 27th     NEWPORT (IOW) – Parish Centre, Town Lane
  • Sun. 28th    WEYMOUTH – Royal Hotel, Esplanade
  • Mon. 29th   HAY ON WYE – Butter Market High Town

September 

  • Sat. 3rd      STROUD – Imperial Hotel, Station Road
  • Sun. 4th     PENARTH – Paget Rooms, Victoria Road
  • Sat. 10th   TOTNES – Methodist Hall, Fore  Street
  • Sun. 11th  WANTAGE – Leisure Centre, Portway
  • Sat. 17th   HEREFORD – Imperial Hotel, Widemarsh Street
  • Sun.18th  MALVERN – The Cube, Albert Road North
  • Sat. 24th  WELLS – Seager Hall, Union Street
  • Sun. 25th TAVISTOCK – Tavy Club, King Street
  • Fri. 30th   BIDEFORD – Amateur Athletic Club, The Pill

October 

  • Sat. 1st    BARNSTAPLE – Baptist Church Hall, Boutport Str
  • Sun. 2nd  ILFRACOMBE – Pavilion Room, Landmark Theatre
  • Fri. 14th   PADSTOW – Memorial Hall
  • Sat. 15th  PENZANCE – Methodist Hall Chapel St.
  • Sun. 16th ST. AUSTELL – Sembal House, West Hill
  • Sat. 22nd ST. IVES – St. Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack
  • Sun. 23rd LAUNCESTON – White Hart Hotel, Broad Street

November                                                                                                                      

  • Sat. 5th   FALMOUTH – Methodist Church Hall, The Moor
  • Sun. 6th  REDRUTH – Community Centre, Foundry Row, Chapel
  • Sat. 12th ABERGAVENNY – Castle Street Methodist Hall

December 

  • Sat. 10th   TRURO  St Georges Church Hall St Georges Street
  • Sun. 11th  ST. AUSTELL – Sembal House, West Hill
  • Sat. 17th   STROUD – Imperial Hotel, Station Road
  • Sun. 18th  TAVISTOCK – Tavy Club, King Street
  • A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR DEALERS AND CUSTOMERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
  • Fri. 30th   NEWPORTNewport Indoor Market, High Strs
  • Sat. 31st  MALVERN – The Cube, Albert Road North
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR SEE YOU IN 2017

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