The next society meeting will take place on 10th April at the Ulster College of Music, beginning 3pm.
Brian Keenan will be giving a performance during the second half of the meeting, after tea break at around 4.30pm and lasting for 45mins. Brian will also be at the members’ recital beforehand, which will take the form of a mini workshop, to offer feedback on performances.
If you wish to present a piece please let the chairman know in advance, and preference will be given to those performances. There will be spaces on the day, also.
This is a great opportunity for valuable feedback from an experienced teacher and what promises to be a great performance programme.
Before this all happens though, the society’s ensemble group will be playing at the Ards Guitar Festival on Wed 6thApril, 8pm in support of Wiktoria Szubelak. More information about this performance, and the whole Ards Guitar Festival programme, can be found via the following link – http://www.ardsguitarfestival.
An exciting few weeks for classical guitar! Hope to see you all then!
Here is a reminder about this years City of Derry Guitar Festival which starts with the evening concert on Thursday 20th August and finishes with a student concert on the evening of Sunday 23rd August.
Sean has once again put together an excellent array of performers – see the the festival website. Hopefully some of you will be able to attend or come along to the concerts.
Local flautist Aisling Agnew and reknowned Scottish classical guitarist Matthew McAllister will be performing together on the 19th of October at The Great Hall in Queen’s University Belfast, as part of the Belfast Festival at Queen’s. Their programme will include a work by local composer Greg Caffrey entitled ‘The Uses of Not’.
Click this link for more information and to book tickets.
The Society is gearing up for the next year of activities, and the events page has been updated with the next round of dates for meetings. Have a look to see what’s happening!
Some important things to note for the near future:
The first meeting of the Society will be on the second Sunday of September. That is, the 14thSeptember at 3pm in Ulster College of Music, Windsor Avenue, Belfast. It will be a regular meeting giving opportunities for everyone to perform in small or large groups, or simply to listen.
Holywood Culture Night will be held on Friday 19th September at High Street Presbyterian Church, Holywood (same venue as previous years). The plan at the moment is for the Society members to play 2 x 30 minute slots with a 30 minute break, beginning at 7pm. This will limit the number of players who can be accommodated but please let me know if you would be willing to participate and I shall see who can be fitted in.
Ards Guitar Festival takes place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th October. Members of the Society will perform on Sunday 5th Oct at 7.30 pm in Kiltonga Hall. Because time is again limited the majority of the performance will be devoted to the work of the ensemble. The main performer will be Pat Coldrick from Dublin. Those of you who saw Pat at the City of Derry Guitar Festival last year will know what an entertaining performer Pat is and what a range of repertoire he has.
Hope to see you at the next meeting!
We hope you are enjoying the remainder of the summer. To finish it off, why not attend the events at this year’s City of Derry Guitar Festival? It’s running from the 21st – 24th August this year, and the programme is absolutely jam-packed with concerts, recitals and masterclasses from the likes of Gordon Giltrap, Manus Noble, Sound of Strings, John Walsh, Thibault Cauvin and Carlos Bonell.
For more information, visit the website – www.cityofderryguitarfestival.com