Branch Secretary: Eileen Finlayson edinburghsrporguk (edinburghsrporguk)
The Edinburgh Branch meets from September to June on Monday evenings, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre (formerly known as the Kirk o’ Field Centre), 138 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR and also occasionally for a special Saturday event sometimes at another venue, including a “Playing Day” with a visiting conductor from the national Society. The 2016-17 season starts on Monday 19 September 2016.
Ensemble Evening. The Edinburgh Branch held its first Ensemble Evening on 21 March 2016 giving small groups the opportunity to perform to each other in an informal setting. Following the success of this event we intend to have another Ensemble Evening during the 2016-17 season.
For the full programme of meetings see the Calendar. Visitors from other branches are welcome, and prospective new members can try us out for a few meetings before committing themselves to join. Please bring your instruments and a music stand.
Regular conductors are the branch’s Musical Director, Michael Graham, and Peter Wraith.
Music is normally provided for playing at meetings, and can only be borrowed if signed for in the book. Enquiries should be addressed to the Librarian.
One-to-a-part playing is also encouraged. One-to-a-part groups meet separately, usually in each others’ homes. They are invited to perform to the branch, family and friends at the Christmas Evening and Summer Evening concerts.
Accessibility. A ramp to allow wheelchair access to the sanctuary can be provided on request.
Scottish Recorder Orchestra. This orchestra affiliated to the SRP rehearses monthly in Stirling and gives public performances. It also has residential weekends and collaborates with the Dortmund Recorder Consort.
The Scottish Recorder Course takes place this year from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September at Police Scotland College, Tulliallan, Kincardineshire.
Here is a recording of part of our Christmas Concert, which took place on Monday 14 December 2015 at 7.30 p.m. at the Kirk o’ Field Centre, Edinburgh. The piece is Christmas Crackers: A Christmas Suite (2015) by Michael Graham, our musical director, conducted by the composer. The movements are: Fanfare Prelude; Intermezzo; Scherzo Breve (A Short Joke); Alla Marcia; Toccata de Noël.