London International Exhibition of Early Music 2018
Blackheath halls, London SE3 9RQ
Thursday 8th Nov - Saturday 10th Nov
This 3-day event generated a considerable amount of interest in my instruments.
Masumi Yamamoto putting my spinet through its paces!
English Restoration Keyboard Music from the Fitzwilliam Collection
Gallery 7, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Friday 19th October 2018 at 1.15pm.
Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music at The Fitzwilliam Museum, gave a recital of English Restoration Keyboard Music from the Fitzwilliam Collection on one of my spinets which he had purchased last year.
October Recorder Festival 2018
Presented by Recorders East
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October, Culford School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
I exhibited one of my spinets on Saturday 27th October and it was also used by my wife, Rosemary, in some of the day's sessions.
For further details of similar courses visit the Recorders East website
St. Mary's Arts
Lunchtime concert at St. Mary's Parish Church, Hinckley. Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 1pm.
Laura Robinson: recorders, viola and bass viol.
Rosemary Robinson: spinet
'A Musicall Banquet furnished with varietie of delicious airs' from 16th to 20th centuries.
To listen to Pavana: The Earle of Salisbury & Galiardo by William Byrd recorded at this concert
Recorder Summer School
Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, near Beverley. 28th July - 4th August 2018
I exhibited one of my spinets on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st July
This year was the 70th Anniversary of the Recorder Summer School. For further details of the course visit their website
Lecture-Recital at Jesses, Haslemere
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Gerald Gifford, using one of my spinets which he purchased in 2017, performed works from the music collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Dolmetsch Library, Haslemere in the Studio of the Dolmetsch Family home. The event (members only) was part of the activities arranged that day for the AGM of the Dolmetsch Foundation, of which Gerald is President.
Concert for Recorder & Spinet
The Nordic Church, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool, L1 8HG.
Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7pm
Laura Justice - Recorders: Rosemary Robinson - Spinet
Plant - Colin Hand
Sonata in E - CPE Bach
Meditazioni sopra 'Coeurs Désolés' - Edmund Rubbra
Sonata No.5 in F - JS Bach
A Rune for St. Mary's - Robin Walker
Farewell to Stromness - Peter Maxwell Davies
Three Intermezzi - Hans Gal
Sonata - Herbert Murrill
Recital in Clementi House, Kensington
Sunday 4th March 3.00pm
Lorraine Liyanage & Gary Branch performed the music of Clementi and J C Bach on one of my spinets in Clementi's former home at 128 Kensington Church Street, which is now the Stacey family home that is part of the Historic Houses Association.
Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival
at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR.
Friday February 16th - Sunday February 18th
A worthwhile 3 day festival. The concerts were of a high standard.
I exhibited my latest spinet in Workshop 3 on the ground floor.
Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ. Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th November 2017
Regular visitors to the exhibition will already be aware that the Painted Hall Conservation Project, at the Old Royal Naval College, is still in progress so the venue again was the Blackheath Halls.
This year I had two of my spinets in The Great Hall on the ground floor.
Park West Ensemble
A concert of baroque instrumental & vocal music using one of my spinets.
St. Briavels Church, Sunday 15th October 2017 at 3.30pm
Tim & Angela Cranmore, Pam Smith, Rosemary Robinson and Alison Wray performed a varied programme of baroque music to a full church.
Concert for Recorder, Viola da Gamba, Spinet and Piano
Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AG. Thursday 17th March 2017 at 19.30
Tim & Angela Cranmore, Pam Smith, Rosemary Robinson and Ruth Melhuish performed a varied programme of music to an enthusiastic audience.
Recorders for All
Easter Recorder Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire 24th - 31st March 2017
My wife, Rosemary Robinson, was one of the tutors and course accompanist using one of my Hitchcock spinets.