Woodpeckers are a dynamic group of virtuoso recorder players who share a common interest in performing and promoting both very old and very new music for their instrument. Their aim is to present the recorder as an important concert instrument of our times. At the forefront of Woodpeckers’ ideology is the drive to kick the age-old image of the recorder being merely a stepping-stone to something else, and they are intent on spreading their knowledge far and wide, be it through videos, recordings, workshops, teaching, research, and of course, live concerts.

Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet is generously funded by: 
Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Kiruna Kommun, Region Norrbotten, Statens Kunstfond, Solistforeningen af 1921, Kulturdirektoratet and Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) 


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Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet

Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet

We are Woodpeckers! Here to spread the word about how great the recorder is and to keep you updated.
We are
Kate Hearne from Ireland
Caroline Eidsten Dahl from Norway
Katarina Widell from Sweden
Pernille Petersen from Denmark

Happy Norway day!!🇳🇴🥳😍🍾Woodpeckers are celebrating with Edvard Grieg – Rigaudon from the Holberg Suite, composed in 1884, but in baroque style ⚜️ It was originally composed for piano, then string orchestra and this version is our favorite (naturally) – for soprano Caroline Eidsten Dahl – alto Pernille Petersen – tenor Kate Hearne – and bass recorder Katarina Widell 🥳The Norwegians celebrate the 17th of May as Constitution Day in Norway. 🇳🇴 It commemorates the signing of the Norwegian Constitution on May 17, 1814. This day marks Norway’s independence from Denmark 🇩🇰and the beginning of its journey as a sovereign nation. It’s a day filled with parades, flags, traditional costumes, speeches, and various festivities across the country! 🥳#17mai #grieg #holbergsuite #recorderplayer #woodpeckers See MoreSee Less
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It’s time for Wednesday Workout with Woodpeckers😃🎶 Three ‘very heavy’ bass recorders and some Norwegian folk music. #justforfun#wednesdayworkoutwithwoodpeckers#woodpeckersontour#workoutroutine#blockflöjt#recorderCaroline Eidsten DahlKate HearneKatarina WidellPernille Petersen See MoreSee Less
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💫May the 4th be with you 💫 See MoreSee Less
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A very sombre rendition of Orazio Vecchi’s ‘So ben mi, c’ha bon tempo’, a balletto published in 1590, performed in Halden’s Fredriksten fortress 🇳🇴, which isn’t quite as old as the music, only dating back to the 1650s 😃We often use this slow version to lull the kids (and ourselves) to sleep at the end of our children’s concerts. A moment of peace and contemplation 🎶😊Caroline Eidsten DahlPernille PetersenKatarina WidellKate Hearne See MoreSee Less
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✨Wednesday Workout With Woodpeckers✨Welcome to our new Wednesday series of short videos where we share some of the warm-up routines we use while getting ready to play concerts for kids. As you can see, some of us are more successful at following along than others 😅 …so, nothing else for it, grab your recorder and come join the fun!Recorders + good tunes + workout = 👍🏻🙌🏻👌🏻 #justforfun#wednesdayworkoutwithwoodpeckers#recorderplayer#woodpeckersontour #recorder#blockflöjt#workoutroutine🎶 Coxetown from our album ‘Borrowed, not Stolen’🎶open.spotify.com/track/7DjIHkKLc21WSWcbN0pfbo?si=6859d52f3ab346c2Katarina WidellPernille PetersenKate HearneCaroline Eidsten Dahl See MoreSee Less
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