Victorian Recorder Guild

Blow in with Ryan Williams and Matthew Horsley

Saturday 4 February, 2.00 to 5.00

Canterbury Girls Secondary College 

16 Mangarra Rd, Canterbury

We know Ryan for his work for the Guild in recent years, including at Myrniong. His work for us reflects his innovative and interesting approach to the recorder’s possibilities, and we have enjoyed his musicianship as a performer and teacher.

Ryan has been collaborating with Matthew Horsley since 2010 as the   Williams and Horsley Duo, and this will be the first time we have welcomed Matthew as a tutor. Matthew plays   uilleanpipes and percussion, and the duo has performed in classical and folk festivals in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands. They perform regularly around Victoria, including recently as part of the Recital Centre's 6.00 series.

Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2016

29 September - 2 October 2016
Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong

The residential Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2015 is a three-day festival of music-making, providing an excellent opportunity to make music together over an more extended time. At Myrniong we have playing groups led by experienced tutors, Special Sessions covering a range of topics, an excellent concert given by our tutors and the opportunity to play together in a recorder orchestra.

For further information about the VRG's Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2016 please download the brochure or contact us on our email with any further questions.

The registration form can be download with this link: VRG MRW 2016 Booking Form.pdf . Return form to VRG PO Box 2729, Mt Waverley, Vic, 3149, by Friday 26 August.

Lake Dewar is the Guild's established and much-loved retreat, about an hour's drive west of Melbourne, on the way to Ballarat. It is set in 250 acres of bushland, and the auditorium and the main building overlook the lake, which provides a peaceful atmosphere.

Accommodation at Lake Dewar Lodge is generally in comfortable shared rooms for two to four paticipants. Bathroom facilities are shared with easy access from every room. If you have special needs you may request a smaller room or one of a few rooms with en suite facilities when you submit your Participation Information Form closer to the weekend. There will be an extra charge for single rooms unless required for medical reasons. Lakeview Apartments accommodate 3 or more participants per unit and have en suite facilities. Family groups taking advantage of the weekend to enjoy a holiday will be given priority for these units.

For residential participants, all meals are included. If you attend as a day participant, lunch and morning and afternoon teas are included. Local wine is available from the dining room before the evening meals.


  • Simon Rickard
  • Rodney Waterman
  • Ryan Williams
  • Alexandra Bailliet-Joly
  • Elisabeth Middleton
  • Liz Zetzman


Thursday 29 September

From 5 pm Arrive, register and unpack
6.00 Dinner
8.00 Big blow (full group ensemble)

Friday 30 September

9.00 Home Group
11.00 Special Session

2.00 Special Session
5.00 Happy Hour concert 1
8.00 Tutors' concert

Saturday 1 October

9.00 Home group
11.00 Special Session
2.00 Trash and Treasure Market, time to play, or book a lesson
3.30 Home group
5.00 Happy Hour concert 2
8.00 Big blow

Sunday 2 October

9.00 Home group
11.00 Special Session

1.30 Big blow
3.00 Depart