After some successful concerts at the end of last year Flute Phonics has plans for two concerts between now and July. The first is on March 20th at Lochwinnoch where we are playing in the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival on their “Classy Classics” evening. Also playing at that event will be Hazel McBain & Eirlys Myfanwy Davies and the Melville Wind Quintet.
Later in the year the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra are visiting Scotland from Boston, USA. We will join them for a concert on 24 July, further details to be announced later.
We have a series of concerts coming up as follows:
Saturday 28th November 2015 at Lochwinnoch Golf Club, Burnfoot Road, Lochwinnoch
Starts 7.30pm Tickets £5
Advent Concert in aid of Mary’s Meals, tickets are available at the door.
Sunday 29th November 2015 at Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, Skipness Drive, Govan
Starts 7.30pm Tickets £5
Tickets are available on the door and the proceeds will be split between ourselves and the Church regeneration fund. It will be our usual program of classical, light and more modern pieces with tasty home baking and a raffle at the interval. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Tuesday 1st December 2015 at the City Chambers, Glasgow
Starts at 7.00pm
This is a Terence Higgins Trust World Aids Day event
Our next public concert is on Sunday 14th June at Govan and Linthouse Parish Church. Tickets are available on the door and the proceeds will be split between ourselves and the Church regeneration fund. It will be our usual program of classical, light and more modern pieces with tasty home baking and a raffle at the interval. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
We’re delighted to announce we’re holding two open rehearsals as part of this year’s West End Festival. All are welcome to come and join us for a taster – we’re a friendly lot and will make you feel right at home. Rehearsals are Tuesdays June 9th and 23rd – – just come along and bring your flute with you. Rehearsals are at Hillhead Baptist Church from 7.15 – 9.15pm, hope to see you there.
Rachel started learning the flute at the age of 13 in Belfast and then went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland formerly known as the RSAMD. After graduating Rachel enjoyed many years both performing as a freelance flautist, playing in chamber groups and teaching. At present Rachel holds the position of flute teacher at Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow and conducts various wind and flute ensembles.
Aisling Agnew comes from Belfast. She initially learned the flute with Billy Dunwoody in the 39th Old Boys Flute Ensemble and, after studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, has gone on to form a busy and varied career performing internationally. Aisling has released several recordings and she works regularly with various ensembles including her long-standing Flute & Guitar Duo with Matthew McAllister.
Aisling also greatly enjoys teaching and directing flute ensembles and she holds the position of flute teacher at the University of St Andrews.
We were honoured to be asked to provide the music for Glasgow’s World Aids Awareness event at the City Chambers. We heard from a number of speakers that, although great strides have been made in terms of acceptance and medical treatment, much still needs to be done to support people with HIV/AIDS and their friends, families and communities. We hope to be able to support this cause again in the future.
Here’s some more photos from the Big Flute Challenge weekend…
The gang at the Titanic Museum
Rachel, Helen and Jennifer…somewhere in the back.
Newly formed Flute Phonics travelled to Belfast to participate in the Big Flute Challenge, an attempt to set the world record for largest Flute Ensemble. While we didn’t manage to break the record, we had a great time playing with 800+ flautists of all types and nationalities, and seeing the sights of beautiful Belfast. We look forward to going again next year.
That’s a lot of flutes!
The gang taking in the sights at the Titanic Museum.