5th October 2005




The Lincolnshire branch of the Society of Recorder Players is appealing for people to dust off their instruments and rediscover the art of playing.


Based in Lincoln the group meets once a month in the Holland Room at the University of Lincolnís Riseholme Park Campus.


All recorder players beyond beginner stage are welcome to attend, including those who havenít played for a while but want to take it up again.


Itís free for students while non-students can either pay the annual branch subscription of £20 or a small visitorís fee.


The style of music played varies from classic to blues and ranges from pieces by classical composers such as Elgar, William Byrd and Handel to arrangements by Alyson Lewin and Brian Bonsor.


The Lincolnshire Society of Recorder Players is part of a wider national organisation which was set up 60 years ago to stimulate interest in recorder playing.


Lincolnshire members have the opportunity to attend other Society of Recorder Players branch events all over the country as well as the national festival which this year is being held in Cumbria.


Branch Chairman Michael Basset said: ďWe play a wide variety of music and it is a good opportunity to meet other players in your area. All types of recorder players are welcome from the sopranino to the magnificent great bass instrument. Ē


Anyone interested in playing is welcome to attend the next meeting on Sunday 16th October from 2.15pm till 4.45pm.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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