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., and also occasionally for a special Saturday event sometimes at another venue, including a “Playing Day” with a visiting conductor from the national Society. Due to ongoing redevelopment work at the branch’s usual venue, the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh Branch meetings will be at the Life Church, just across the road from the Charteris Centre, in West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EB.
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.
The Branch’s joint Musical Directors are Anne Martin 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.
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, conducted by the composer. The movements are: Fanfare Prelude; Intermezzo; Scherzo Breve (A Short Joke); Alla Marcia; Toccata de Noël.