A European Tour

The details of the workshop with Alison Kinder are now on the workshops page of the web site. It looks a lovely choice of music and will be suitable for singers, recorder and viol players and also well behaved cornetti and sackbuts.

A Concert In Chester

Lute song concert in Chester 7:30 5th August, St. Werburgh’s Church, Chester
Deborah Catterall, accompanied by Hugh Cherry, is giving a concert of lute/archlute songs and solos from Shakespeare’s time, including songs from his plays and other songs by John Dowland and Purcell. The concert will include 5 songs from the plays, including ‘O mistresse mine’, ‘Where the bee sucks’ and ‘Full fathom Five’, and several of Dowland’s songs including ‘I saw my lady weep’ and ‘It was a time when silly bees’.  The Purcell songs (with the archlute) include ‘Bess of Bedlam’ and one of the songs from ‘The Fairy Queen’. The concert (part of a series in the church) is free (no tickets) with a retiring collection (and tea/coffee and wine) and is quite short – around one hour, with no interval. Here is a map showing the church (CH1 1QJ), which is only a few minutes from the town centre, and a bit more than 5 minutes walk form the railway station. There is very little parking at the church, but plenty in the town centre, which is quite close – see map below.

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Clemens was definitely not a pope.

We had a most successful and enjoyable day with Stephen Rice exploring a tiny part of the huge output of this fine Flemish composer. In the course of the day we learned that his name is not a reference to Pope Clemens but in all probability his nickname perhaps given by fellow musicians. He was notoriously amoral and a drunkard. Definitely not pope like.

Scottish Recorder Festival

Scottish Recorder Festival

Saturday 18 June 2016

Inverleith St Serf’s Hall, Clark Road, Edinburgh EH5 3NP

Registration 9.30am, Playing 10.00am ‒ 5.00pm

Principal Conductor: Philip Thorby

Conductors: Mary Bonsor • Neil Eckford • Pamela Flanagan • Stuart Forrester • Michael Graham • Marg Hall • Lynne Hope • Annemarie Klein


Massed playing, and group playing at Advanced, Intermediate and Elementary levels
Styles of music to choose from: Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary, Jazz, Folk
Edinburgh SRP has commissioned a new composition for the Festival from their Musical Director, Michael Graham
Lunchtime Recital by Edinburgh First Sunday Recorder Group
Stalls: Early Music Shop ‒ recorders and accessories • Recorder Music Mail/Peacock Press • Hawthorns Music • Willobie Press • Anthony Barrett, recorder technician ‒ repairs and on-the-day maintenance
Costs: Adults: £28 Full-time students: £14 Young persons under sixteen: £8
(under-sixteens must be accompanied by an adult: non-paying unless playing)
Buffet lunch: £5 bookable in advance
Book: fill in the Online Booking Form or download a printable form and book by post.
Pay: Bank transfer to Sort Code 87-70-35, Account No. 88331068, Ref: ‘your name’. 
or Send cheque payable to ‘SRP (Edinburgh) Festival Committee’ to: 
Judith Stenhouse (Festival Treasurer), 11 Hoggan Way, Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9DG
Any queries: judith.stenhouse@gmail.com Tel. 0131 620 0671
The Festival Programme and map will be on the website in mid-May.
Non-SRP members most welcome!
The premises are accessible throughout.