Recorded Music

Meetings:   Monthly, usually on the first Monday
Venue:   Garstang Arts Centre
Subscription Fees:   see below
Contact:   Gordon Semple or David Greenwood
Telephone:   01995 602337 or 01995 602875
Our Pages:   Programme for 2019
Programme for 2018

What we do

We meet monthly throughout the year to hear music that will be new to most of us and (hopefully) enjoyed by all of us, and so discover music that we might otherwise never hear.  At most meetings, a member or a guest presents a programme of his or her choice.  We also have “Members’ Choices” evenings, where members bring along whatever they think others will enjoy.

What sort of music do we play?

Our core programme is classical, but in a broad sense, and presenters often include a seasoning of jazz, folk or brass.  We have even had bagpipes — Swedish bagpipes!

Where and when do we meet?

We meet in Garstang Arts Centre, usually on the first Monday of each month, starting at 7:30 pm and finishing at 9:30, with an interval for refreshment.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for membership of the Recorded Music Group, but Arts Society membership is payable through Recorded Music if you are not otherwise a member.  There is an attendance charge of £1 per meeting for members, or £2 for visitors (that is, non-members of Garstang and District Arts Society).  Visitors are always very welcome, but please note that frequent visitors are expected to become members!  Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) are available at our meetings at no further charge.


Contact Gordon Semple on 01995 602337 or David Greenwood on 01995 602875 — or just come along one evening!  Visitors are welcome at all our meetings.

Programme for 2019

Please be aware that the programme is subject to change due to illness, holidays, family weddings or whatever.  Almost always, the change will be no more than presenters swapping dates, and we do try to keep this posting up to date.

Jan 7 David Greenwood Absolute Beginners
Feb 4 David Ralphs Vienna – City of My Dreams
Mar 4 Paul Capell Magic is in the Air
Apr 1 Jeff Ashworth Really Open
May 13 Visit by Morecambe RMS music chosen by members of both socs
June 3 Desmond Hicks Beethoven and Mahler – a Comparative Study
July 1 Graham Jackson West Meets East
Aug 5 AGM [7:00] music chosen by members [7:30]
Sept 2 Chris Rodwell Duos and Quartets
Oct 7 Michael Cookson The Beautiful Voice
Nov 4 Gordon Bell Desert Island Decade
Dec 2 Members’ Choices music chosen by members

Programme for 2018

Jan 8 Gordon Semple Music from Three Cities
Feb 5 David Ralphs With Nature in Mind
Mar 5 Maurice Simmill Spring
April 9 Paul Capell La Danza!
May 14 Keith Carter English Music II
June 4 David Greenwood European Unions — some special (musical) relationships
July 2 Chris Rodwell Musical Dedications
Aug 6 Members’ Choices music chosen by members
Sept 3 Peter Kirkham Try a Little Tenderness
Oct 1 Jeff Ashworth The Seasons
Nov 5 David Greenwood War and Peace
Dec 3 AGM [7:00] music chosen by members [7:30]