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Coda Music Closed

After nearly 30 years in business, Coda Music, one of Scotland’s best shops for folk and traditional music based on The Mound in Edinburgh, has closed. It’s proprietors, Dougie Anderson and Rose Norton, have retired, and on their Facebook page say: “We’d like to thank you all for the loyal custom that has kept Coda Music in business for the last 29 years. Coda still is a very busy shop, so in many ways that made it a more difficult decision to let it go. Naturally we will miss having our shop and all our great staff and regular customers. But we’re now looking forward to following individual pursuits and having the chance to go see some of the world.”

Coda was an essential resource for many people in and around the capital, with a huge range of CDs and vinyl, not just in the folk and traditional categories, but across blues, jazz, world, country and alt/indie as well.

Dougie and Rose played a huge role in supporting artists with their recordings and promotion over the years, sharing their expertise and knowledge of the scene with anyone going through their doors, and the shop quickly became a real Edinburgh institution. They were also great supporters of The Living Tradition, with copies always available for customers there. Coda was one of the rare surviving record shops, and its loss will be a huge miss.