President Jonathan Dove





The 2018 Festival will be held over the weekend of 14th and 15th April in Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5ZA. Click on map here.

Conductors: Tom Beets – Helen Hooker – Lyndon Hilling – Christopher Burgess – Moira Usher – David Burgess – Ann Marshall – Steve Marshall – Alyson Lewin – Sheila Richards – Sandra Foxall  with Julia McKinley – Glyn Evans – Mary Steele – John Kitcher and Penny Smith.

Wessex is known for its beautiful scenery and its historic significance. The gentle coastline gives way to the New Forest to the west and the South Downs to the east. At its centre is Winchester, the capital of the kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great. Some of its beauty spots are almost as well-known for the significant events which took place there as for their beauty. The New Forest was created by William the Conqueror, but his son, William II, was murdered there. Cheriton, known today for its brewery, is a pretty village, but it was the site of a major battle in the civil war. The picturesque Solent is famous for recreational sailing, but has seen soldiers sail away to fight from the Hundred Years’ War in the fourteenth century through two World Wars to the Falklands War in the twentieth.

Join us here for the Society of Recorder Players’ National Festival 14th to 15th April 2018. Stay a few more days and turn the weekend into a holiday. Walk in the New Forest; discover the historic dockyard and the Mary Rose in Portsmouth; explore Winchester Cathedral; visit Jane Austen’s home in Chawton, spend a day on a cruise ship in Southampton.

 There is a Festival hashtag which we will be using to tweet about the Festival experience as well as any last minute changes. It’s #SRPFest2018.



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You can book playing sessions, the concert and meals either,

A) by downloading and printing off a paper form which you will need to complete and return by post with a cheque or

B) by working online and paying by credit or debit card or through your PayPal account.

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 If you have any questions about making your booking please email festival2018bookingatsrpdotorgdotuk



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Previous Festivals

You can find information about previous SRP Festivals on a separate page.

Last updated September 16, 2017