Welcome to the website of Glasgow Recorder Players
We are an active group who rehearse every second Wednesday at 7.15pm between September and June. Our music is diverse and varied, ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque period to contemporary works hot off the press. Leading composers for the recorder have written music specially for us, including Marg Hall and Steve Marshall.
Rehearsal dates, plus details of our other activities, are available on the Activities page.
Why not come and join us? All levels of players welcome!
Chairperson – David Ellis
Musical Director – Pamela Flanagan
Conductor – Neil Eckford
Conductor Emeritus – Ethel Allan
Branch Secretary – Ian Wilson
Treasurer and Membership Secretary – Grace Lyon
Publicity Officer – Jane Mallinson
Glasgow Recorder Players always welcomes new members who are interested in playing in recorder groups. You are welcome to come for a few rehearsals with no obligation, however we would be delighted if you did join us.
Membership of the Glasgow Recorder Players provides an opportunity to make music with like-minded people in a friendly environment. A reasonable standard of sight-reading is helpful. Each practice has a social side, as we couldn’t do without that cuppa at the break. We have playing sessions with other branches such as Edinburgh, the Borders and Hillfoots as well as joint meetings with the Early Music Forum.
The Recorder Magazine
As a paid up member of the Society you will receive a copy of the Recorder Magazine every quarter. The magazine is full of interesting articles, interviews, reviews of new recordings and performances as well as branch news. It’s well worth a read.
Members of the Society have access to the extensive range of recorder music contained within our library. All periods of music from are covered as well as sizes of groups from duets to octets and ranges of levels from easy to difficult. Music may be borrowed from the library either by contacting our librarian or at the fortnightly meetings.