We are sorry to have to tell you that Eileen Silcocks died this week. She had been in poor health for some time and had stepped down from some of her roles, though I know she continued to be active, sharing her advice by e-mail, until very recently. Her roles with the SRP, over many years, included being one of our Musical Advisers and a member of the Panel of Visiting Conductors, but many members will also have known her through her compositions, which include West Country Suite (composed for the SRP Festival in Bristol in 2001), Playford Suite, and Flow (for the 2012 Festival in Guildford).
You can read more about Eileen at www.eileensilcocks.co.uk/biography.html, there are recordings of many of her compositions and of her conducting on Youtube, and her music continues to be available from Recorder MusicMail. So we have much to remember her by and be grateful for.