About Us
"There is nothing remarkable about it, all one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself" - J. S. Bach


Musical Director

Mel Orriss


Carolyn Bennett




Flute Cocktail

about us

Flute Cocktail evolved from the flute players of Blowzone (Tavistock wind band) towards the beginning of 2000 and comprises flute players from the Tavistock area and beyond. We meet fortnightly to rehearse, learn and most of all enjoy the experience of ensemble playing. Several concerts each season are enjoyed by growing audiences who appreciate the variety of music offered. We have been privileged to share in concerts with other local organisations and maintain a policy of making donations from our concerts to the churches in which we perform. We also support Children’s Hospice Southwest and MacMillan Cancer Relief.

We rehearse fortnightly on Thursday Evenings at King's Hall, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, PL19 9AZ

The world of flutes is fortunate to have a strong tradition of ensemble playing in addition to its popularity as a solo, orchestral and wind band instrument. There exists a wealth of music for the flourishing flute choir, encompassing arrangements of well-known music by composers from Bach to Joplin and extending to pieces composed specifically for the genre. A visit to any of the numerous flute conventions that take place each year across the world will always be an enlightening, if slightly daunting experience.



Individual Profile

to introduce you to members of Flute Cocktail, past and present.

Jane Hilton

Previous Profiles

Sarah Hunt -
Former MD and Founder Member

Lydia Paiva

Commander Quintin Des Clayes OBE

Kate Whetter

Michael Wood -
Founder MD and Honorary Life Member

Rebecca Wagstaff

Jackie Waddle

Kym Burton