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Society of Recorder Players

Irish Branch

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Playing Day with Philip Thorby.
29th October 2016.
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The power of music!

The Irish Branch of the Society of Recorder Players meets every month from September to June in Booterstown Community Centre, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, near the centre of Dublin. We meet on the third Saturday of each month, except when this might cause problems for members, e.g. major public holidays such as Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. (See the Programme of meetings for exact dates.)

Here’s a map of the area

Meetings run from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, and are organised in three playing sessions: roughly 2:30 - 3:15, 3:15 - 4:15 and 4:30 - 5:30. One piece of music is worked on and played during each session. The Playing Schedule for Autumn 2016 will be available at the next meeting.

There is a break for tea (50c), chat and announcements between 4:15 and 4:30.

Visitors are always welcome - regular attenders usually become members.

Music is provided and players normally bring their own music stands.

Other Activities

19 March 2017

We run one or two one-to-a-part playing days during the year. These are usually on a Sunday, and last all day. The next one will be on 19th. March 2017.

20 May 2017
This month, anyone who can play the recorder (at any level of ability) is invited to attend the monthly meeting and play along with the regular players. See more details here.
October / November 2016
We generally run one playing weekend during the year. These are conducted by an SRP conductor, or by a local visiting conductor. They consist of a series of playing sessions from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. The next one will be on 29th October 2016.

SRP Festival

The 2013 Festival was held in Dublin in May 2013. Some details still here.

We do not run the Irish Recorder and Viol Course every year in the third weekend of August, but members of the branch are heavily involved and a large proportion of the membership attends each year.