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 2017-18 season ends on Monday 11 June 2018 with the Summer Evening Concert in the Kirk o’ Field Hall at 7.30 pm. The 2018-19 season begins on Monday 17 September 2018.
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 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.
The Scottish Recorder Course takes place in early September at Police Scotland College, Tulliallan, Kincardineshire. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
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.