The next society meeting will be this coming Sunday 2nd April at 3pm in the Ulster College of Music, Windsor Avenue.
This will be a normal meeting and will feature the ensemble in their final preparations for their performance in support of John Feeley at the Ards Guitar Festival on Wednesday 5th April. Check out the website for tickets and other events at the festival (http://www.ardsguitarfestival.co.uk/whats-on/).
Those members who are NOT playing as part of the ensemble must purchase tickets as spaces are limited and previous years have been completely sold out. Get your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment!
Hope to see you there!
The next meeting of the society will take place Sunday 5th March at 3pm in the usual spot of Ulster College of Music at Windsor Avenue.
This month we have Brian Keenan coming to give a performance at the meeting. As well as this the society’s ensemble group will be playing before hand in preparation for their performance at the Ards Guitar Festival in April.
There will be some time in the first half for members’ performances too.
Sure to be a great meeting!
See you then!
Hi everyone – just a quick reminder that the first meeting of 2017 will be this coming Sunday (8th Jan) at the usual place – Ulster College of Music, Windsor Avenue, Belfast, at 3pm sharp. Hope to see you there!
We’re very sad to hear about the passing of Roland Dyens yesterday, a most influential contemporary guitar composer and performer. The Society had the honour of playing before him at one of his few concerts in Northern Ireland at the Ards Guitar Festival a few years ago. We will miss him earnestly.
In light of this event, at the December meeting the society will be conducting a workshop on one of his pieces from the Trinity Guildhall Grade 4 book, On Joe’s Deck. The score will be made available at the meeting, which takes place at the Ulster College of Music at 3pm on the 4th December.
The next meeting of the Classical Guitar Society will take place on Sunday 2nd October, 3pm at the Ulster College of Music (13 Windsor Ave, Belfast). We will be upstairs in the Vanacek room.
This month’s meeting will include a discussion by Keith Thompson on his practices and ideas on transcribing works for guitar.
Also, Brian Keenan is running a classical guitar class for intermediate adults at 7.15 on Tuesday nights. If you are interested, more details here here.
Finally, there will be a classical guitar and flute concert in Larne on 15th October. See attached poster for more details.
As usual, please bring with you what you want to barbecue, your drinks and some additional salads/sweet stuff to share. There will also be some tunes and jamming too.
It would be helpful if you could let me know if you are coming so that we can give Colin an idea of the numbers he is to expect.
Also, please contact the secretary for Colin’s address if you are expecting to go but don’t know directions.
Hope the weather is a good as we’ve had recently and see you there!
Brian Keenan has a one-off guitar for sale at his store that may be of interest.
A Manuel Rodriguez Centenary model that retails at £2999, Brian is offering it at £1999 and would knock a further 10% off for CGSNI members, bringing it to £1799. In the words of Brian himself (and he knows what he is talking about!), ‘This guitar is an absolute dream to play’.
A few photos are below, and the guitar comes with a hard case.
Get down to his shop on Lisburn Road and check it out!