President Jonathan Dove

Jun 112017

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, 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.

Jun 092017
Flanders Recorder Quartet

The Flanders Recorder  Quartet will be performing Bach and Telemann in St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 17th March 2018, as part of the Georgian Concert Society series. This is probably your very last chance to hear one of the world’s leading professional recorder consorts perform live in the UK, before they disband. 

Most of the quartet will be staying on in Scotland for a workshop on Sunday 18th March. This will be organised jointly by the Early Music Forum of Scotland and the Edinburgh branch of the Society of Recorder Players.  The workshop will include sessions for both intermediate and advanced players, and there will be opportunities for individual and group lessons.  Full details will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed.

If you want to kept informed about this and are not already on a mailing list for EMFS, Edinburgh SRP, or Recorders Scotland, please email lrahopeatbtinternetdotcom to be added to the Recorders Scotland mailing list.