President Jonathan Dove

Oct 162017

Piers Adams and Red Priest are No 1 again in the Classical Specialist Chart this week!

Piers has sent the SRP the following update:

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Dear Recorder Players


Red Priest and the recorder are back in the charts at No.1 (Specialist Classical Chart) and No.3 (Classical Artist Chart) – and all down to your support!

We have overtaken the major labels almost entirely through sales direct to you – in fact 97% of chartable copies of The Baroque Bohemians have been sold at concerts or through, and a mere 3% through all other outlets combined – that is a true victory for the small guys (and gal)!

So – Thank You, Thank You, Thank You – this really means a lot to us.

To help us continue our David and Goliath venture for another week the CD can be ordered through or

If you want to hear another taster of the album, we’ll be featured again on the Classic FM chart show on Sunday from 5pm, and just before that, at 3pm, on BBC Radio Ulster’s Classical Connections available to listen to online live, and for 30 days after broadcast:  Do tune in!     

And of course if you like the album we always appreciate receiving Amazon reviews, blogs, shares, tweets… in fact anything which helps to spread the word.

With warm wishes


Oct 032017

Piers Adams writes

Dear SRP Members
This week has been an exciting one for the recorder – the first time a recorder-led album has made it to the top of the UK classical charts!
My new CD with Red Priest – The Baroque Bohemians – is currently sitting at No.1 in the Specialist Classical Chart and No.5 in the Classical Artist Chart.
This has very much been a ‘ground up’ achievement  that has come about exclusively as a result of exceptional sales at our concerts over the past week.  It appears to have taken the major labels – not to mention Classic FM – somewhat by surprise!
This is a rare window of opportunity to get some mainstream media exposure for the recorder, and our big challenge now is to maintain our position… and this is where we would like your help!   As we near the end of our launch tour we need as many sales as possible through our website – especially this week, as the CD won’t be officially released to other retailers until Friday.
At we are selling the disc this week at a 20% discount (cheaper than anywhere else on the internet) – and as a special offer to SRP members we have added in an extra 10% discount: just enter the code ‘number1’ into the ‘Discount Code’ box before you purchase (offer expires on Oct 6).
So… As your Vice President I hereby invoke ancient recorder law and command you to support our humble instrument (and order your copy before Thursday)!
With many thanks and warm wishes to all.