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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

Spring has finally reached Scandinavia! 🌿🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 🌱 Here’s a Swedish folk tune brought to you from the hills of Halden. 🎶 Schottis från Haverö 🎶Caroline Eidsten DahlPernille PetersenKate HearneKatarina Widell See MoreSee Less
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A very Happy Easter from us to all you 💛🐣 This is the Norwegian Easter psalm ‘Deg være ære, herre over dødens makt’, more famously known as ‘See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes’ from Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus 🎶💛 See MoreSee Less
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Woodpeckers hanging in Halden 🤩 Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Easter 🐣 filled with wonderful music (of the recorder kind, of course 😉) 🎶 See MoreSee Less
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🥳🎶 HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.S.Bach! In celebration of Bach’s birthday, the 21st of March has been named International Early Music Day. We thought it fitting, if a bit sombre, to present Contrapunctus 14 (or 19 depending on how you count…) from his epic Art of Fugue. The unfinished four-voiced triple fugue Fuga a 3 Soggetti breaks off in the middle of the third section, the autograph manuscript containing a hand-written note by C.P.E. Bach stating: “At the point where the composer introduces the name BACH (for which the English notation would be Bb-A-C-B), the countersubject to this fugue, the composer died.” There are many things about this final fugue which are disputed, and it may well be that Bach could not possibly have written it on his deathbed due to illness and his ever worsening eyesight. The fugue may, in fact, not have been intended for publication at all, but as an exercise in seeing how far the boundaries of the form could be pushed.Recorded in Sankta Maria kyrka in Helsingborg on the 18th May 2023 as part of our release tour for our new cd ’Borrowed, not Stolen…’ released on LAWO Classics. Here is the link to the digital recording on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/1YPCCNVI2jGgCYm6FiZ41T?si=f3056167c6944a15boundaries 🎶 Caroline Eidsten Dahl 🎶🎶 Katarina Widell 🎶🎶 Pernille Petersen 🎶🎶 Kate Hearne 🎶🎭 Atlas Artists Sweden See MoreSee Less
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