Let there be music all day in Sudbury

SOUND OF MUSIC: Live music was the order of the day in Sudbury when soloists and groups performed at the annual Record Store Day.
SOUND OF MUSIC: Live music was the order of the day in Sudbury when soloists and groups performed at the annual Record Store Day.

RAIN definitely did not stop play for Sudbury’s annual Record Store Day last Saturday, as St Peter’s provided the perfect acoustic backdrop for live music – not to mention an all-important respite from the inclement weather.

When the weather held, there were also live performances outside on Market Hill during the all-day event.

The town’s third annual Record Store Day attracted crowds of on-lookers who watched a diverse range of live music, from the 1930s to modern ballads.

The day is an international event to promote independent record shops and was organised by Compact Music, in North Street, and the Sudbury Market Town Partnership.

Organiser Jane Hatton said: “Compact Music had a queue from 7am with people wanting to buy the exclusive releases that were on sale.

“A special thankyou to John McMillan who gave up his day to organise the groups, and to all the musicians who performed free of charge.”