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A great evening!

Yesterday evening, members of Lincoln Music Workshop Recorder Group were the guests of the beautiful Greetwell All Saints Church (“All Saints over the cowpats”) to provide musical entertainment in a Celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee given by the Lincolnshire branch of the Betjeman Society

The group played a short programme of music in keeping with the theme of the evening. The playing was very well received by a most appreciative audience, who were ready to join in and sing along where appropriate. Everybody enjoyed the evening and we can honestly say that we played to a packed house!

Willobie Press – new catalogue launched today!

Today sees the launch of the new Spring Catalogue of the highly successful Willobie Press to mark the 10th anniversary of Willobie’s first appearance at the 2002 National SRP Festival.

The Willobie Press catalogue contains nearly 150 arrangements and original compositions for recorder ensembles of all sizes – from duets and trios to full recorder orchestra and multi-choir works. The music covers all styles: classical to jazz – medieval to modern. There is music written for school recorder groups while other pieces are intended for keen amateur ensembles or more experienced consorts playing at a high level.

The new titles can be purchased today from the online shop, or order by post using the downloadable order form. Don’t worry if you are not in the UK – we regularly send music worldwide!

If you would like to see us in person, we will have a ‘shop’ at the next SRP National Festival to be held in Dorking on 21/22 April 2012.


After a delay due to administrative errors (not mine!), the Associated Board exam results have finally arrived. Everyone did very well and it was lovely to receive such a great set of marks. Everyone got the results they deserved and special congratulations go to Rose, Rosemary and Paul for their distinction marks!

And the final exam result has just arrived – another distinction mark for Georgia!

Well done, everyone!

Music Festival

Today, four youngsters performed at the local music festival – two of them performing there for the first time. In spite of the nerves, they all played well and were involved in the ‘mini-workshops’ that the adjudicator gave at the end of each class.

Congratulations also, to the Lincoln Music Workshop Recorder Group who left a local music festival with a lovely silver trophy!

Well done, all of you!

The Visit

Our first Associated Board special visit took place yesterday afternoon. Having become increasingly fed up with the local centre, where there is nowhere to warm up and the exam room is tiny, I decided that our set up could hardly be any worse… The required amount of examining time was found, the date was chosen and the entry was made. Three weeks later I had a phone call from the examiner himself(!) and the details were confirmed.

Yesterday morning was spent moving furniture, in order to transform the lounge into a relatively spacious exam room – while the kitchen became a waiting/warm up room. At times, the waiting area became quite ‘cosy’ but this made it seem a bit more ‘homely’ and relieved the tension. It also gave parents an opportunity to chat – and for everyone to keep watch on the bird feeder.

The examiner, Mr Wardle, was quite charming and put the candidates at their ease. There were a few nerves, in both the young and the not-quite-so young, but that is perfectly normal. Everyone played their part – especially the steward who made the tea so soon after his Grade 7 exam, and helped with the furniture removals.

Now we wait for the results – fingers crossed that everyone is satisfied…

Latest News!

5th February 2012

Lincoln Music Festival date has been confirmed as 13th March.

Grantham Music Festival date has been confirmed as 8th March.

Associated Board exam date has now been confirmed for 24th February – time to step up the practice!


The site is growing very slowly. I hope it will eventually have enough content to attract some interest from fellow musicians – and maybe a few new students..?