Carrick Consort started off as a Recorder Trio in the autumn of 2014 but soon expanded and we now have a mixed group of about 18 , some of whom now play all sizes of recorder.
We have done occasional demonstrations in schools, performed at concerts and workshops and this year some of the group took part again in the County Music Festival in March for the first time that it has been run since 2019.
A wide range of styles and types of music is tackled – we always play all of the right notes (sometimes not in the correct rhythm or at the correct pitch!) but we have great fun exploring repertoire on Friday afternoons at Kea Community Centre which has a large hall with good facilities.
If you have an instrument tucked away somewhere and would like to come to try us out feel free to do so.
THE U3A JAZZ APPRECIATION GROUP (JAG)
The purpose of JAG was to bring together those members whom enjoy listening to music known as JAZZ, and, to encourage those members who enjoy music, to come along to a meeting to see if the music fits their taste. On one occasion we had a U3A member come along and during the comfort break said to me “I did not know the music I enjoy is jazz” Which in a sence is not an unreasonable assumtion given Jazz covers a vast area of musical tastes, and came along on a regular basis there after.
There is no specific type of Jazz, I encourage evey genre such as Trad, Modern, Latin, Blues, Big Band, Trio’s, Singers, Instrumentalists etc.
Members bring along the CDs they enjoy listening to and, if they wish give us background information on the artist or Band.
We enjoyed live music from The Simon Latarche Trio and, from Simon, giving a solo performance on piano on occassion. Finding new artists be they singers or instrumenailists.
On occasion I or a member will advise by email a programme of particular interest to them, either on the radio or TV that might be of interest too other members.
The main purpose of the group is to enjoy discussing and listening to music called JAZZ, for 2 hours from 2:00pm till 4:00pm every 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month.
JAZZ APPRECIATION Carnon Downs Village Hall David Weaver 01872 870385