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Flanders Recorder Quartet in Edinburgh

Calling all recorder players in Scotland and beyond… these are exciting times!  Last weekend we saw young Sophie Westbrooke performing live in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, in the final of the BBC Young Musician competition.  Now you can enjoy a concert and workshop led by the wonderful Flanders Recorder Quartet in Edinburgh on Sunday 15th June. 

It’s not too late to sign up – but do get your application in soon to be sure of a place.

If you’re going to the Scottish Recorder Festival in Glasgow on Saturday 14th, you can still enjoy a leisurely and very civilised start to Sunday -  the workshop now starts at 2pm with an FRQ concert performance of music by Bach.  This is a rare opportunity to see and hear recorders played by a world-leading professional ensemble.  Accompanied children / young people of school age are admitted free – do bring friends and family along to what will be a very enjoyable concert.

Recorder players can then choose between several workshop sessions running from mid-afternoon into the evening.  And if you can’t make the  whole workshop, you can book for just the afternoon or evening sessions.   

We can also offer individual or small group lessons with one of the 4 quartet members.  There are some lesson slots still free on the evening of Friday 13th June in Dollar, as well as at the Edinburgh venue during the afternoon and evening of Sunday 15th .   Please note - you don’t have to be an advanced player to benefit from a lesson!  This is a great chance to get some expert help with your summer school pieces, or with a specific technical problem, or to work on a solo or ensemble piece. 

The Edinburgh workshop takes place at Fairmilehead Parish Church Centre, a very welcoming and accessible modern facility which lies just off the ring-road, with free off-street parking.  Buses from central Edinburgh stop just a few minutes’ walk from the venue (or there may well be lifts available).   Full details are on the attached form, and you can email or call if you have any questions.

I do hope you can join us in celebrating the recorder!

Alison Tollick

Chair, Early Music Forum of Scotland

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