Group Leader: Tessa Hart
Telephone: 01777 817148
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 09.30am  Actual dates in Newsletters
Venue: Hallcroft Community Centre.  Other venues in Newsletter

We meet twice a month and play a variety of music, from baroque or even earlier to modern and jazzy things. We started with a mere three players and there are now about a dozen of us when we’re all present.Some of us attended the Recorder Course at the U3A Summer School this year. 

Trinity Coffee Morning June 2013         







We have almost a full range of instruments – descants, trebles, tenors and bases and a very wide range of skill! We have at least one beginner at present and several very competent players and the rest of us are somewhere in between!

We have played at several local engagements such as several local coffee mornings and a care home.  

Playing Day 2016 Newark


On 20 June five U3A recorder groups met for a Playing Day, this year hosted by Newark.  Fourteen of the Retford recorder group attended, together with members from Newark and West Wolds, plus newly formed groups from Collingham and Southwell.  The day is an informal get-together to play music put forward by each group; a Bring and Share lunch also adds to the occasion.  Everyone greatly enjoyed the day, despite torrential rain on the morning journey.  We understand that a video will appear on YouTube in due course.



Practising at U3A Summer School July 2013  


We recently even accompanied a production of Twelfth Night at Hodsock Priory!

Twelfth Night at Hodsck Priory July 2013


But most of all we just love to play together for our own pleasure, though we have recently had the fun of a day playing with the Newark and Market Rasen U3A recorder groups.  We welcome new members of any age, instrument or skill.  We play tunes, rounds and harmonies; a mixture of classical and traditional music and have a great time and a good laugh! 

Playing with Newark & Market Rasen

We meet every other Tuesday, whatever Tuesday of the month it happens to be!  Anyone interested in playing the Recorder please contact me on 01777 817148.

Tessa Hart





11th June 2012