News...Winter 2018


New release:

 Early Years Arts:  Music Morning in Ashburton -  for under 5's ( and over 2's) 

Foundation skills in music and movement taught through songs, movement puppetry and creative music making. 

Ashburton Arts Centre

Tuesday mornings


more info see:


see www.facebook.com/earlyyearsartsmorning


Congratulations to everyone who played Medieval music at Med Theatre's production in Ashburton. We had a wonderful review and the music was much appreciated!

New Group for the New Year - Medieval Music for Mums!  Come and play beautiful nourishing music in a warm and friendly environment. Wednesday morning - once a month - 9.30 - 10.45 am   Ashburton

The Merrymakers - the children's medieval music group ( recorder based) will be rehearsing again in preparation for various events.

Free Recorder Resource - videos on how to play recorder - first notes.
Available free on SaMM website - http://www.sammtotnes.org/content/recorder-page

These videos support the teaching in 'Sing and Play' a foundation skills in music group for 5-7 year olds at SaMM Totnes - the wonderful Saturday morning music school in Totnes. They are free to all.


Just before Xmas 2017 the newly named - Merrymoor Consort - the community medieval group  - performed 'Mary of the Moor' at Ashburton Arts Centre as a fundraiser.

It was a poetic and musical telling of a medieval tale from Bovey Tracy - a touching tale of a child being healed. It was set in beautiful medieval music played by the consort with poems by Dartmoor poet - Rachel Burch.

We are just planning an event for this year - will post date and details as soon as confirmed.

Audience feedback was really lovely and we hope to perform it again next Xmas.


Current Adult Groups:

Adult Groups:

Recorder Consort - once a month

The recorder consort plays some beautiful classic recorder repertoire as well as some interesting pices from other genres.An intermediate group with a focus to work on pieces and develop a superb sound as a group.


Medieval Ensemble - once a month

The medieval ensemble continues to be a delight - especially with the addition of a cellos. Mostly for flutes and recorders - playing early medieval music. The emphasis of this group is on having a really enjoyable time playing beautiful but easy music. All welcome - easy level.


Childrens Groups: 

So far - the groups have been arranged on a project basis - so rather than a weekly commitment - rehearsals have been arranged depending on the project. 

In the groups - with simple arrangements - kids play the larger and very beautiful recorders easily. 


For those who thought recorders were just little shrill sounding instruments - have a listen to these clips: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x52-VKWI9hg


and 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXkRgUvY6PM

....and this children's recorder group...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh5Q-403sIQ



Contact - 01364 652939