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Best Result for Carluke at Glasgow Music Festival

Posted by CPOF on March 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Carluke achieved their best ever score at the 106th Glasgow Music Festival on Sunday. Under conductor Jon Hargreaves, the Primrose played an excerpt from Jon's own arrangement of Greig's Holberg Suite at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The adjudicator placed Carluke first out of the four ensembles playing in Class 240, awarding 90 out of a possible 100 points. A score of 90 or over is given for "an exceptional perfor...

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Posted by CPOF on January 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM

The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes took place on Sunday 7th January 2018 in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre.  

The minutes of the previous AGM and the balance sheet for the previous year were proposed and seconded. Commitee Members for the year ahead were also elected, as follows:

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Christmas Concert with Choir of St Mary's

Posted by CPOF on December 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM

The orchestra were delighted to have been invited once again to St Marys Church in Lanark on Sunday evening, for our annual joint Christmas concert. 

As always, it proved to be a hugely enjoyable and successful evening, with both the choir and the orchestra performing at their best. The concert culminated in a joint performance of O Holy Night.

The concert also included a performance of Mussorgsky's overture Night on the Bare Mountain, wh...

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Hughie Crosbie

Posted by CPOF on December 6, 2017 at 2:55 PM

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our old conductors, Hugh Crosbie.

We have lots of great memories of Hughie - he was the conductor in our first Scottish Championship win, our first Scottish Open win, and our first Irish Open win, and put us on the road to being the outfit we are today. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family at this sad time.

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Posted by CPOF on November 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM

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Preparations Underway for Scottish Concert Band Festival

Posted by CPOF on November 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM

CPOF are currently hard at work preparing for their first regional qualifier at the Scottish Concert Band Festival, taking place on 19th November 2017.

We were delighted to have Andrea Kuypers come along to our last rehearsal and undertake a mock adjudication. Andrea provided us with some very useful feedback that we'll take to the qualifier!  

Andrea is an accomplished musician, working both as a freelance performer and teacher, and leading flute teaching at Edinburgh Napie...

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CPOF Play Concert for Allanton Scottish Women's Institute

Posted by CPOF on September 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM

We were delighted to have been invited to Allanton Parish Church on 11th September, where we entertained a fantastic audience, matched only by the quality of the home baking!

Thank you to those who came along and to those who worked hard to organise the event. We hope to be able to join you again soon. 

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Check out our YouTube Channel!

Posted by CPOF on August 3, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Ater taking a bit of a hiatus, our YouTube Channel has been updated and the videos from our 37th Annual Concert in June 2017 are now online - and we're rather pleased with them!

Check it out now at

Clean Sweep at Spring Contest and Farewell to Alex

Posted by CPOF on May 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Last Saturday (5th May) saw Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes continue their winning ways with a “clean sweep” at the Scottish Amateur Flute Association's (SAFA) Scottish Open Spring Contest which was held in Troon Concert Hall.

Adjudicating the contest was Mr Gareth McLearnon, an internationally renowned flautist and flute tutor. Over the years he has given hundreds of performances across four continents, and has led masterclasses and education events fo...

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Jon Hargreaves Appointed Conductor & Musical Director

Posted by CPOF on May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes are delighted to announce that their new Conductor and Musical Director will be Jon Hargreaves. 

Jon has a wealth of experience, and the orchestra are looking forward to working with him. He has a doctorate, 'Music as Communication', from the University of York, and teaches for the Aldeburgh Young Musicians' Scheme, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at University of Kent.


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