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
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.
Here is the Playing Schedule
for Spring 2017.
There is a break for tea (50c), chat and announcements between
4:15 and 4:30.
Visitors are always welcome - regular attenders usually become
Music is provided and players normally bring their own music
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 2017
|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
The next one will be in Autumn 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
the Spring of 2018.
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.