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. at the Kirk o’ Field Hall, Greyfriars Charteris 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 2019 session begins on Monday 7 January 2019.
Playing Day. The Edinburgh Branch Playing Day is on Saturday 23 February 2019, 10.30 – 5.30 at St Columba’s by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW. The visiting conductor will be Mary Tyers, teacher and performer of recorder and flute and Musical Director of the Durham Branch. For further information and a booking form click here.
Ensemble Evening. Monday 8 April 2019. One-to-a-part groups invited to play in an informal setting.
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.
Dollar Recorder Workshops 9/10 March 2019 with Tom and Joris from the Flanders Recorder Quartet at Dollar Academy, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7DU. There will be a playing day on the Saturday for all comers and an AIR-FORCE day on Sunday which requires registration and selection of parts for preparation. Follow this link for more details. The next Dollar Recorder Workshops weekend will be on 19/20 October 2019.
The Scottish Recorder Course The next course will take place from 30 August to 1 September 2019 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.