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The Recorder Group

Leader:  Joan Gibson - recorder@ashbyu3a.co.uk -

The recorder group, meet twice a month, to make music in a relaxed, fun way. I would hope that we would be able to cater for a wide range of experience and skill. We meet each month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 10am.

Future programme

Thu 9th Jun10:00 amSt Matthew's Community Hall, Overseal
Thu 23rd Jun10:00 amSt Matthew's Community Hall, Overseal

17th March

The Recorder Group had another good meeting on 17th (there's a long wait until our next meeting: 7th, then 21st April). There were 8 of us.

We had another new player, who is deciding whether to join: she knows 2 of the existing members, who told her about us. There was some joking that, at this rate, we may need a larger hall soon!

We had a good mixed session, playing music in from 2 to 5 parts, including the sopranino (smaller than the school descant) and, at the other extreme, the Great Bass. The music covered the Renaissance, Elizabethan madrigals, popular songs (Tiptoe through the Tulips), folk songs, ragtime (The Entertainer), some easy modern music written for recorder groups, including a bit of swing. All good fun, some easier than others.