Musical Director: Samuel Constable

Annual Concert, May 2015









Dates for Diary 2019-20 – See Rehearsal dates Link 

The branch was formed in 1992 and has an average membership of 25 – 30 players covering a wide range of ages, instruments and experience.

We tackle a wide variety of music and have held concerts together with other groups of musicians from time to time. We have also played at the Cathedral Late Night Shopping Sessions at Christmas.

The group meets at Carnon Downs Village Hall once a month on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:30 pm, with a tea break half way through.

Visitors are very welcome – the charge for an afternoon session is £7 for adults and FREE for students in full time education.

Smaller groups of recorder players also meet in different parts of the county – please ask for more details  

If you require any further information please contact the Secretary, Sue Norcross, at

Our Musical Director


Samuel Constable is an aspiring conductor, teacher, and performer of recorder music. Born in Cornwall, Samuel studied music at Falmouth University and is a member of the National Youth Recorder Orchestras of Great Britain. Whilst with NYRO, Samuel has performed alongside BBC Young Musician finalists Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke. In 2018, he earned a place in BlockWork – NYRO’s 10-part chamber group for the most advanced players in the orchestra. Samuel has studied the recorder beyond Grade 8 and has now achieved ‘Associate of the Royal Schools of Music’.

As a conductor, Samuel is new to the role of Musical Director but has had the privilege of conducting several rehearsals and half-rehearsals for the Cornwall Branch over the past few years. Samuel is also a regular conductor at Carharrack and St Day Silver Band, where he is responsible for leading twice-weekly rehearsals for beginner players of all ages in the training band.

Samuel is very much looking forward to fully stepping into his new role in the branch that gave him one of his first experiences of ensemble playing and is confident that the supportive, caring, and welcoming atmosphere that first attracted him many years ago will continue to ensure that recorder playing in Cornwall flourishes for many years to come!

Photos below show previous concerts.

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Last updated 27 May 2020