Aston Double-Header 2017

Conducted (Saturday) by Ann and Steve Marshall and (Sunday) by Helen Hooker and Steve

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017, 10:30am – 4:30pm on both days (refreshments served from 10:00am)

Aston Village Hall, New Park Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire, SG2 7DY
Aston is about two miles east of Stevenage, and only about five minutes from the A1(M)


In 2014 we had the idea of two separate playing days over a weekend, using the village hall at May Hill. We called it the May Hill Double-Header, and it was a big success, as were the 2015 and 2016 versions. We are therefore spreading the joy eastwards, and are putting on a fourth double-header near Stevenage in 2017, on the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 to be precise.


This new double-header comprises:

Easier EIGHT-FOOT – Saturday

with Ann and Steve Marshall

Ann and Steve will lead a day where the smallest instrument is the tenor (so-called eight-foot ensemble). We will bring the gorgeousness of eight-foot playing within the reach of U3A standard players by careful choice of music. Sorry – no descants or trebles on this day!

Moderate ALL THAT JAZZ – Sunday

with Helen Hooker and Steve Marshall

Helen is quite simply one of the UK’s best-respected and best-liked recorder conductors, and a frequent purveyor of jazz. Steve grew up playing jazz and related music, and is on a mission to make recorder ensembles swing like mad! This day is aimed primarily at SRP players, although anyone of moderate playing standard is very welcome. Don’t worry – improvisation is not required!


All music is provided, and there is parking at the venue. All you need is a packed lunch, your recorders and a music stand. Attendance at each day costs £15 (or only £25 for both days), including tea, coffee and biscuits.

Given the liking for gorgeous music and jazz among recorder players, it is not surprising that bookings are going well. But the hall is quite large, and we can still take plenty more. You can send us a cheque, accompanied by the booking form, which is here…Aston Double-Header (Sept 2017) Info and Booking Form

…or you can book and pay online, using the form at the foot of this page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann (her contact details are on the ‘contact’ page).

PLEASE REMEMBER – nothing higher than a tenor on Saturday!

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Please select your option:
Easier Eight Foot - £15.00
All That Jazz - £15.00
Both Days - £25.00

I wish to play the following instruments:
Please note - NO sopranino, descant or treble on Saturday!
Sopranino: Bass:
Descant: Great Bass:
Treble: Contrabass:
Tenor: Subcontrabass:

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