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Ruth Wilkinson leads members at Paluma

Ruth Wilkinson leads NQRS members at the Paluma workshop in 2007.

Important announcement

This version of the NQRS site has been superseded by the new pages at http://nqrs.org.au/ and no content has been added since early 2013. Old content was tidied up somewhat in November 2013 and March 2016 and will remain here for reference as long as seems reasonable.

About the Society

The North Queensland Recorder Society was established in 1995 to bring together all recorder players in the Townsville and wider North Queensland region for skills development (through workshops, etc) and social playing.

Its large-group activities have settled into a pattern of about four 'Playdays' - themed Sunday afternoon playing sessions - each year plus an annual weekend workshop with an out-of-town tutor. Guest tutors for the workshops have included Zana Clarke, Genevieve Lacey, Peter Madge, Jessica Shaw, Rodney Waterman and Ruth Wilkinson.

The society also encourages formation of amateur consorts, maintains a library of recorder music, and produces a newsletter. Individual members of the Society appear with performing groups which feature recorders.


Newsletters were added to the site as web pages until the end of 2011, and in pdf format in 2012-13. Click to these links to download the newsletters for February 2013 or May 2013, the last added to this site; visit the new site at http://nqrs.org.au/ for more recent news; or go to the site map for older newsletters.

Noteworthy Events 2010 - 2012

A non-residential weekend workshop with Alana Blackburn and local tutors at the end of May 2012 - see August newsletter (pdf) for a report and photos. More photos here.

Annual weekend workshop with Barbara Jerjen, May 20-22, 2011. (Full report in August newsletter but, in short, about 35 players had a great time and learned a lot.)

Our annual weekend workshop in May 2010 featured Rodney Waterman (Melbourne) as guest tutor. More details in the March newsletter, and some photos here and here.

Committee and Contacts

Local Recorder Teachers

And also...

Resources on Malcolm's website: his music for recorders; a survey of the one-volume reference books for recorder players; and others in'Links' at the top of this page.

Last full update 15.11.13
Latest changes 27.3.16