Percussion Play announces the launch of a new range of chimes that have been designed with nature in mind – Cattail Chimes.

Whether you call them cattails, reeds, or bulrushes, these sleek chimes are instantly recognizable as the slender marsh plant with tall stems and dark brown velvety heads.

Stainless-steel ‘stems’ support the three or six light bronze cylindrical anodized aluminium chimes, which produce tranquil and harmonic sounds when struck with small soft green mallets. Head to the product page to listen to the beautiful sounds created when played.

Perfect for playful interactions along nature trails, in parks, or in woodlands, citizens can stop and enjoy a moment of musical mindfulness while exploring the great outdoors.

Cattails Chimes are available in A-Minor Pentatonic (set of six), C-Major Triad (set of three) and A-Minor Triad (set of three). Cattail Chimes are sent with two different end caps for you to choose from. Closed-end caps for a flush finish (as shown in the image below of the set of three chimes) and pointed end caps to replicate the staminate of the cattail (as shown in the image of the set of six chimes above). Both will prevent debris from entering the chime and affecting the sound produced.

Percussion Play is the world-leading manufacturer of outdoor musical instruments and is seeing an ever-increasing interest in its inclusive outdoor instruments. Percussion Play has a passion for new ideas, constantly experimenting and innovating to keep its outdoor musical instruments fresh and exciting. Its mission is to inspire people musically, promote curiosity, and provide opportunities for meaningful musical engagement outdoors. A dedicated team continually review the product range and think of ways its instruments can provide alternative play solutions to many challenging locations such as public parks, town centers, forests, and museums.

Cattails Chimes are available in:

A-Minor Pentatonic (Set of 6) – A3, C3, D3, E3, G3, A4
C-Major Triad (Set of 3) – C3, E3, G3
A-Minor Triad (Set of 3) – A3, C3, E3


Percussion Play is the world-leading manufacturer of outdoor musical instruments. With a diverse selection of musical and percussion instruments, they are committed to making musical expression accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Percussion Play create exciting, outdoor musical instruments for all ages and abilities to explore – bringing the joy of playing percussion to the great outdoors.

Specifically designed for challenging outdoor environments including; playgrounds, parks, trails, schools, family attractions, hospitals and senior living, the instruments are fully inclusive, accessible and enjoyed by all who encounter them.

Percussion Play has built their reputation on the excellence of their service and quality of their musical instruments installed in a variety of settings all over the world, they have over 200 representatives in over 60 countries.

Percussion Play has been named the winner of a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – one of the highest accolades and most prestigious awards a UK-based company can win. They were informed that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth had approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that they should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in acknowledgment of their outstanding growth in overseas sales over the past three years.

Percussion Play’s co-founder, Robin Ashfield, has been chosen as an Export Champion by the UK Government Department for International Trade


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