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International flute player visits Kendal
A PERFORMANCE by an internationally-recognised flute player was the centrepiece of a day attended by student flautists from across Cumbria’s schools.
Cumbria Flute Day, held at Kendal Town Hall, saw pupils from 20 schools take part in flute workshops, try playing instruments such as the piccolo, alto and bass flutes, and learn about repair and maintenance. Flute-related activities and workshops were also run by famous flautist Stephen Clark.
The day ended with a show-stopping performance by Mr Clark and Flutes & Co.
It was organised by Suzanne de Lozey from the British Flute Society and Sarah Barkway from Cumbria Music Service.
Councillor Duncan Fairbairn, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for schools and learning, said: “Cumbria Flute Day was a great opportunity for pupils from schools around the county to get together and have fun while developing their flute-playing skills.
“Cumbria Music Service does a tremendous amount of good work in delivering quality music education, and working in partnership with local music educators to provide courses such as this is an important part of enhancing the musical experience on offer to the county’s children.”