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Carrick Consort


Carrick Consort
The Carrick Consort was formed about 4 years ago with just 3 players. Since then we have grown to a group of (at present) 19 members, many of whom have learnt      other recorders apart from the size they were used to playing!
We usually perform in 4 parts: descant, treble, tenor and bass but sometimes more.
A wide variety of music is tackled from 15th Century to present day in a range of styles.

We meet on Monday mornings at Perranwell Village Hall from 9:45 to 12:15 with a coffee break in the middle. We meet each week this coming term at P.V.C  either with Helen or Mary leading and the clarinet players from the group meet on alternate weeks at Margaret Edward's home.

Playing dates for the ‘New Season’:

Margaret’s Clarinets/Mary’s  Recorders:                           
September 4th/18th                                                                           
October 2nd /16th /30th
November 13th /27th
December 11th

Whole group Recs Helen:
September 11th / 25th
October 9th / 23rd
November 6th / 20th
December 4th/ 18th

Over the last season we have played at various functions:
Saturday lunchtime concert in St. Charles the Martyr, Falmouth

King Charles the Martyr Church

Morning workshop with Ann and Steve Marshall (until recently Steve was the national U3A Adviser for Recorder Playing)
Tudor Recital at St. Mary’s Primary, Penzance (to link with their history project)
Playing with S.R.P. in the Cathedral - late night shopping

Truro Cathedral inside

Christmas music morning playing in the foyer of Treliske Hospital


8’ Whole day workshop with the Marshalls. (8’ is all the lower instruments from tenor downwards and including Great and Contra basses)

8 foot

County Music Festival in Truro
Recital for the infants at Perran-ar-Worthal Primary School


We are also an affiliated orchestra of the Society of Recorder Players.


Some of us attend monthly playing sessions of Cornwall SRP on Saturday afternoons at Carnon Downs Village Hall and a few also go to Plymouth to play with the Recorder Orchestra there with guest conductors on Saturdays once a month.

 There are many Residential Courses, of various standards, also available countrywide and a few of our players are off to Cheltenham in August for SuRF – Summer Recorder Festival(Residential) which is a solid weekend of playing in large and small groups with a variety of levels offered in each session led by well-known guest conductors .

New players are welcome. If you are interested please contact Helen Whomersley on 01872 858339 or by e mail



Clarinet Band:

Our new Clarinet Band group is now up and running! We are meeting on alternate Monday mornings at 10.00 at my house in Trispen.

If you would like to dust off your old clarinet and join in, please contact me for more information. Margaret Edwards (01872) 859675

Ever Heard Of Tintinnabulation??????

Rings A Bell!

Can you count?

Can You keep time?

Can you ring a bell?

You can?

Then come and join the U3A Hand Bell Ringers.

Find out more about our friendly group by giving us a call:

Brenda on 01209 8220749
Moira on 01326 319024 


Carrick Bells:

carrick bells

In fine weather last year, Carrick Bells ring in the Summer!


It's not difficult, when you're shown how!



'Tis the season for carols and bell ringers, so Carrick Bells have been busy.
 Some of our group have been playing bells for a number of years and are confident to play any bell whilst other 'guard their bells'. There are musically minded members and others who just know they need to play their bell at the correct time. We all make mistakes (you can always tell by a player's face) but we all enjoy playing which is what U3A groups are about . . .trying something new and enjoying the experience.
We would welcome anyone who would like to try their hands!
Wednesday Evening 7 o'clock till 9 o'clock at The United Reformed Church, Falmouth.
The first meeting in 2017 is Jan.4th

Contact Bren Moulson (01209) 822074


Perran Rebells:

perran flag


A few Perran Rebells recently had a great day at the Sandford Handbells Rally. You may not think so from the photo!

sandford rally


Eight teams attended, mostly from Devon, but one travelled from Tenby and we battled the Temple traffic on a Saturday morning. Much massed ringing was enjoyed under the baton of 3 different conductors. Sight reading is never easy, but the second run through of each piece showed a remarkable improvement. Interspersed was pieces rung by each of the teams individually. Although only 3 of us were there we managed a credible performance of Iona Boat Song and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Looking forward immensely to our next outing, again in Devon, when we will have a larger team.

Vicki Ferguson 01326 315013



The County Music Festival is a yearly celebration of the wonderful tradition of music making here in Cornwall. It brings together every age group, and a wide range of classes ensures everyone can take part.

Last year Perran Rebells handbell team entered the Senior class for the first time, and came away with the John Musgrave trophy. This year we had the challenge of retaining our prize. Many people will appreciate the amount of hard work and hours of practice that are put in for an occasion like this. We were very pleased to win the trophy again, with the adjudicator telling us how much she enjoyed our playing.


U3A Carrick Singers:


We have welcomed several new faces in the last few months and will be very pleased to see anyone interested in joining us at our practices on Wednesday afternoon at 2.00p.m. in Kea Community Centre, Playing Place. 

Any new members are very welcome, but please ring Liz Grant on 01872 865 325 or 07940 548785 for further details.



Music Appreciation - Truro:

The Music Appreciation Group meet in Members' homes in Truro on alternate Thursday mornings, led by Avril Vincent. If you are interested to learn more about our programme, activities and venues, please contact Avril on (01872) 241871.

The theme for the group’s meetings vary.  Members take it in turn to make a presentation on the chosen theme.

The photo was taken after a very enjoyable lunch at the Lily Tea-rooms. The group is full at present but if you wish to add your name to the waiting list please contact Avril. The dates for our next meetings are as follows-21st Sept.
5th Oct.
19th Oct.
2nd Nov
16th Nov.
30th Nov

Meetings last two hours starting at 10-30am. They take place in members' houses.

Avril Vincent 01872-241871


Opera & Other Music:

OPERA GROUP.  OPERA.  We meet at 2pm on the LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON  each month (at Tony's house).


We will be looking at the second part of Verdi's "Masked Ball" on Friday July 28th.

We will meet on August 25th. probably to see Donizetti's "Don Pasquale".

Tony Herring (01872) 273678



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Richard Allen Groups coordinator