Thank you for visiting the 4Flutes website but I’m afraid that we are in the final stages of closing down the charity and will no longer be running any events or workshops.
Like many other groups we have found it impossible to restart our activities since the start of the pandemic. With Ashtorre Rock, our venue, remaining closed since March and no indication of when it is likely to reopen we have been looking at the options available for the flute choir sessions moving forward. Unfortunately without access to Ashtorre we have reluctantly concluded that our sessions are just not viable.
After much discussion it is with great sadness that the 4Flutes committee voted to start the process of closing the charity in December 2020. Covid-19 has meant that 4Flutes has been unable to hold any workshops or events this year and although ongoing costs are low we work with very small margins which means our remaining balance would be wiped out by the renewal of our insurances at the end of the year.
Over the years the ability to find funding for these sorts of events has changed dramatically. Also since Ruth stopped teaching she can no longer encourage students into the events and workshops which will make it all but impossible to rebuild following the pandemic. We have given it a lot of thought and although it's deeply disappointing, we feel it is the right decision.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been part of 4Flutes adventures over the years. There have been so many amazing memories that we will treasure and so many incredible people we have met along the way. It’s been a real privilege.
4Flutes has had 17 amazing years and while we are sad that it has come to an end it feels like the right time.
from the 4Flutes committee
Ruth Ballantyne, Ineke Henderson-Leer & Mike Nottage
“4Flutes has had 17 amazing years and while we are sad that it has come to an end it feels like the right time.”