Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes



The latest news from Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes.

Please note all rehearsals and events are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus restrictions. 

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"Moment for Morricone" at Scottish Concert Band Virtual Festival

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on December 26, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Normally in November, several weeks of rehearsal would culminate in the Scottish Concert Band Festival regional qualifiers. However, this year the event was unable to take place due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

In response, the SCBF ran a "virtual festival" with a stream of recorded perfomances followed by an adjudication.

CPOF are pleased to have come "together" with recordings from our own homes, with a performance of Moment for Morricone...

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"You've Got a Friend in Me" - Our Latest "at Home" Recording with Flutes Unlimited

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on June 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM

In the third of our series of "at home" videos, we've teamed up with the fantastic Flutes Unlimited from Glasgow to perform Randy Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me".

Thank you to Mel Orriss of Wonderful Winds for the arrangem...

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Player of the Year 2020 - Kirk Anderson Memorial Trophy

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on June 8, 2020 at 4:20 AM

Saturday evening (6th June) should have been our Annual Concert but due to current circumstances it was unable to go ahead. To mark the occasion we have decided to still award one of our members with our “Player of the Year” trophy. The Kirk Anderson Memorial Trophy is awarded annually at the discretion of the Musical Director. It recognises the special contribution of an individual within the orchestra. It may be awarded be on account of excellent playing, leadership or extra eff...

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"Building Futures" with Persimmon

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on June 3, 2020 at 8:50 AM

We were delighted to hear that we were one of two organisations in the West of Scotland to receive a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes during April. This is part of Persimmon's "Building Futures" programme, which is donating £1 million to support organisations working with young people in education and the arts, sport and health. 

We intend to use this donation to further support and develop our successful Youth Group. This will include the provision and ma...

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Renewable Energy Funding Boost for CPOF

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on June 3, 2020 at 8:40 AM

We are incredibly grateful to the South Lanarkshire Renewable Energy Fund, who recently awarded us £1,800.

The ongoing pandemic meant we had to cancel our Annual Concert, which as well as being our main performance of the year, it is also a vital fundraiser to help us keep on doing what we do. As a community not-for-profit organisation we rely on membership payments, donations and concert income to cover all our costs.

The prospect of losing out on the...

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Londonderry Air - Our Latest "At Home" Performance

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on April 24, 2020 at 4:30 AM

It's difficult for everyone right now, being separated from loved ones.

For us, being part of CPOF isn't just about the music, it's about the friendships too. Over the years, we've been at each other's weddings, seen babies born, watched them grow up, and generally been a large part of each other's lives.

This is our conductor, Emma's, arrangement of Percy Grainger's "Londonderry Air" - a beautiful piece of music in its own right, but also music...

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Highland Cathedral - Lockdown Edition!

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on April 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM


Since we can't have rehearsals or concerts at the moment, we've recorded a version of Roever and Korb's "Highland Cathedral" - all recorded from our own homes (with a little help from Chris on the bagpipes!)


Check out the video below:

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We dedicate this to...

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Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on March 15, 2020 at 3:35 PM

Please note that CPOF rehearsals will be cancelled until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. This follows the cancellation of the Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals in Perth this weekend. 

This decision has been made to help protect our members, but also their eldery and/or vulnerable family members. This will be reviewed as this fast moving situation becomes clearer. Any updates will be posted on the website and sent to members directly. ...

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Annual General Meeting 2020

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on January 25, 2020 at 3:55 AM

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes took place on Sunday 12th January 2020 in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre.  

The minutes of the previous AGM and the balance sheet for the previous year were proposed and seconded. President David Lannigan delivered a positive review of the year just gone, noting success in contests/music festivals and great concerts, buoyed by the inlfux of new members. Outgoing conductor Jon Hargreaves spoke of the orchestr...

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Emma Kennedy Appointed Conductor and Musical Director

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on January 25, 2020 at 3:40 AM

Emma Kennedy has been appointed as the Conductor and Musical Director for Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes from January 2020. Emma has been a player with CPOF since she was a teenager. She then went on to qualify in music at Edinburgh Napier Univeristy and her commitment to CPOF has been unwavering throughout. Laterally, she held the role of Deputy Conductor and has led the orchestra in several concerts and music festivals, as well as arranging some marvellous pieces of music. We're all ver...

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