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com(Affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies)

The first meeting of the Society, initially called the Falkirk Gramophone Society, was held in the Falkirk Temperance Cafe on January 7th, 1958. At that time the monophonic gramophone record was the standard format for classical music. In 1960 the Society became the first in Scotland to give a recital in stereo. Nowadays nearly all the music played is on compact disc, although there is still a turntable and a cassette deck available.

The meeting place has changed four times since 1958 and is now in the Brown Street Hall belonging to the Camelon Parish Church. This is a fairly central location with adequate parking space outside the main entrance in Mansionhouse Road. The meetings are usually in two halves, with a break for refreshments, and finish before 10 p.m.

The music played at the meetings is predominantly classical, but there is sometimes some jazz or folk music. The programmes are presented by members of the Society, members of other Scottish Recorded Music Societies and guest speakers.

The membership at present is about twenty, but as there is enough space in the hall for many more, new members will be made very welcome. The membership fee is 12 and visitors are invited to join us at a cost of 1 per evening.

The syllabus for the coming season includes the following:

 

2012    
Sep 25 "Edvard Grieg" Mike Turnbull
Oct 9 "Bloomed in the USA" David Archer
Oct 23 "Sir Hubert Parry" John Maidment
Nov 6 "Poetry Please"  Robin Bell
Nov24 Outing to the RNSO, Glasgow  
Dec 4 Christmas CDs Members
2013  
Jan 15 2012 Releases Mike/Ian
Jan 29 "Desert Island Discs" Jean Osborne
Feb 12 " More Romantic Moods" Members
Feb 26 "Chopin" Ian Osborne
Mar 12 "A Perfect Fifth"  David Duncan
Mar 26 "Brief Encounters" David Archer
Apr 9 AGM  

 

For further information please contact either:
Mike Turnbull, Publicity Officer
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or Mr Ian Osborne, Hon. Secretary
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Phone: 01506 842858

 

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