Links to other sites of interest
The Cheltenham Recorder Festival
The Festival has an enviable reputation of being one of the friendliest and most enjoyable recorder events run in the UK. Whether you're interested in Easy descant/treble/tenor trios, Voices and Recorders sessions, funky Jazz or exploring contemporary repertoire and notation, there will be more than enough to excite and inspire you.
The Northern Recorder Course
The Northern Recorder Course was founded in 1966 by Dennis Bamforth and Colin Martin and has grown to become one of the foremost recorder courses in the world. Repertoire from the Medieval period to the present day is studied in large groups, one to a part ensembles and in one to one classes. A particular feature of the NRC is the interesting range of music available to be studied, due in no small part to several leading recorder composers being regular NRC participants, often bringing newly composed music to the course.
Recorders at the Fairground
Recorders at the Fairground is a series of playing days held in the village hall at the Fairground Craft & Design Centre just off the A303 near Andover in Hampshire. The playing days run throughout the year, exploring different themes and aspects of recorder playing and you are welcome to attend as many or few as you wish, depending on your own musical interests.
The emphasis on all the playing days is to enjoy yourself and have fun. The tutors encourage a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, creating the best ensemble sound to allow you to have a satisfying day of recorder playing.
Recorders from Descants to Contra Basses will be welcome at every playing day and some pieces will have parts for Sopranino and Sub Contra Basses. You'll be welcome to play whichever recorder you prefer during the day and may swap instruments between pieces, should you wish.