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CPOF Return Post-Lockdown!

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on August 18, 2021 at 4:10 AM

Great news! We are delighted that the recent relaxing of restrictions means we can now gain access to our rehearsal space and begin playing together once again. 


Our first rehearsal back will be on Sunday 29th August, 7pm to 9pm in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre. Perhaps you've thought about joining us? We love to hear from anyone (of any ability) who is interested in playing flute or percussion in our orchestra. Please get in touch with us if that is you! 

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Gold Plus Award in Scottish Concert Band Virtual Festival 2021

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on April 5, 2021 at 6:05 AM

In the second of such events, the Scottish Concert Band Festival's National Finals were held virtually on 4th April 2021 due to ongoing coronavirus restictions. 


Carluke Primrose entered a programme of three videos which premiered as part of the festival. We were delighted that the adjudicators awarded out performace with a Gold Plus award.  


Our programme comprised:

  • Radetzky March by Johann Strauss, adapted for flute o...

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Annual General Meeting 2021

Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on February 8, 2021 at 6:50 AM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes took place on Sunday 7th February 2021, via Zoom.

The minutes of the previous AGM and the balance sheet for the previous year were proposed and seconded. It was acknowledged that although the orchestra has been unable to rehearse or perform together over the past year, the series of "at home" video performances were well received and that entry into the Scottish Concert Band Virtual Festival was a positive ...

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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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