Strathean 2018

Like all previous years, Strathean 2018 was a great success. The weekend was tutored by Bernard Wells and Katrin Eickhorst.

We were fortunate this year to have a number of instruments other than standard recorders. There were two harpsichords on site, plus Bob's bassoon. In the recorder line there were three great bass and two contrabass recorders.

There was also a display of recorders for purchase from Wooden Recorders. At least one person went home happy with a new instrument but with a lighter wallet.

Many thanks to our photographer Marie Eales.

Our Tutors

Bernard and Katrin kept us busy.

Bernard demonstrates a technique that few of us understand even now


Katrin leading by example


Katrin gives us free licence to make even more mistakes

Participants at work

This year we had participants from Northland, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Wellington and Dunedin. Here are a few pictures of us hard at work.

Keith, Bernard, Jonathan and Roger


Anita and Greta

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The Bass lineup - 2 basses, one great bass and a contrabass

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Four in a row

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Greta, Helen and Jenny

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Zwolf - If you can say it you can play it!

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Ron M playing a few right notes on his home-built great bass

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Bob readies his baroque bassoon for battle

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Katrin leading a session

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Diana, Monika and Bernard

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Sarah, Michelle, Rachel and Ron M.

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Sarah and Michelle

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John and Katrin

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Descants to Tenors

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Three Tenors

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Suzanne and Jonathan

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Sarah, David (Harpsichord) and Michelle

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Ron W (Great bass) and Roger (Contrabass)

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Bob with his Baroque Bassoon

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Sarah, David, John and Keith

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David playing the electronic harpsichord


Anita, Charmaine, Greta and Jenny


The Saurday night quiz

Strathean would not be complete without Keith Riach's quiz on Saturday night.

Our beloved quiz master


This is dammned hard...

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Was it Vivaldi or John Lennon?


Team work or cheating??


and once again Monika takes the prize