Contact Information

Secretary: Daryll Bailey macclesfieldatsrpdotorgdotuk

Musical Director: Jane Duff

Publicity: Rachel Mortishire-Smith


The Macclesfield Branch is very sad to announce the death of Richard Foxcroft.  Richard contributed so much to the music life of the Branch through his leadership of the Concert Group and the arranging of music to be played.  He was a dear friend and musician who will be greatly missed


Welcome from our Musical Director, Jane DuffJane Duff

Having played the recorder from the age of six years, I have had a lifelong love of the instrument and renaissance/baroque music in particular. With over thirty years’ experience as a music teacher, it gives me great pleasure to direct an SRP branch.


We welcome new members. Currently the branch, which was founded in March 2013, has around 15 active players, typically playing 4+ part music on descant, treble, tenor, bass, and great bass recorders.


If you’re thinking of joining us, more information can be found on our Prospective Members’ page.



Almost from our first year, some of us have been involved in public performance.

We have performed from time to time at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall both at Christmas and to support events such as Maypole dancing.

On 5 August 2018 we played at St Peter’s Church, Prestbury as part of Prestbury Summer Music, and on Saturday 15 September at 7.30pm we gave a full-length programme at St Peter’s Church, Congleton.

We also have an Annual Playing Day with a visiting conductor. In 2017 we welcomed Andrew Challinger, and our guest in 2018 was Alyson Lewin. These days enable us to experience new repertoire and interpretation. Our 2019 guest will be Michael Copley.

You can hear the standard we aspire to (and – on a  good day – attain!) in these audio clips:

Adieu sweet amaryllis

Did you not see my lady

My love is like a red red rose


Subscriptions 2018 – 2019

SRP Full members £49 for the year

Household members £72.50 for the year

Student members £18.50 for the year

All visitors £5.00 per meeting.

These rates cover local and national membership and subscription to “The Recorder Magazine”

Meeting dates 2018-2019

Meetings are at 2pm-4pm:

10 November

8 December


12 January

9 February

9 March

13 April (2019 Playing Day, final arrangements TBC)

11 May

8 June

13 July


Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
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Last updated 4 December 2018