As the summer gets closer it a great time to start making plans to head outside more and enjoy the warmer weather. Camping out during the summer months is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, and can offer a break from the stresses of everyday life.
Playing musical instruments around a campfire is a wonderfully traditional activity, and can be enjoyed by professional musicians, and those who have only just started playing.
The best instruments for campfire get togethers are those which are:
Low cost – so you won’t be too heartbroken if you, or someone else, accidentally sits or steps on it, or if it gets lost while you are exploring!
Resilient – to ensure that the instrument stands the best chance of survival while spending time away from civilisation!
Easy to carry – you’re going to need to carry your chosen instrument around with you while you find a spot to set up camp, so you don’t want it to be too heavy or awkward to pack.
Simple to maintain – you want to be able to look after the instrument with minimal fuss, and should anything go wrong with your musical instrument while you are camping, it is important that is can be fixed easily where possible.
A lot of the music that is commonly played around a campfire comes from the folk, country, blues, and acoustic rock genres, so it is a good idea to choose an instrument that can play along with these traditional tunes.
Taking these points into consideration, tin whistles and harmonicas are both ideal choices for campfire singalongs, as they are both made from durable materials, have resilient designs, and are very easy to fit into a bag or jacket pocket without taking up too much space.
They are also both instruments which can be picked up by beginners and learnt quite quickly, meaning that anyone is able to join in, no matter how much experience they have.
In addition to this, both the tin whistle and harmonica can be bought in the key of C, making them perfect for playing music from campfire genres, and ideal for playing alongside other instruments.
At just £9 for one of our popular Sweetone tin whistles, and £14.99 for our stunning gold harmonica, you can be sure that you are getting a great quality instrument for a price that won’t upset you too much should an accidental breakage occur while you’re jamming around the campfire.
If you have any questions about our tin whistles or harmonicas, or any of our other products, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.