August Newsletter – New Season

Barbeque: On Sunday 30th July Edwin and Joy Mitchell kindly hosted the annual barbeque at their home in Raffrey, despite being in the middle of arranging their move to Iowa. They had organised an impressive gazebo to shelter us from the downpour and provided a set of charcoal infernos to counteract the rain, so that …

BBQ and Derry Guitar Weekend

Hi folks – friendly reminder that the annual BBQ is taking place this weekend on the 1st of July. All are welcome – please contact the secretary for directions and more information. Also, the L-Derry guitar weekend will take place in the Cultural Centre at 37, Great James Street in the city (http://culturlann.org/) Sat 25th and …

Previous Meeting, A Recital & Christmas Lunch

Thanks to all who attended on Sunday. It was a great workshop by Gerry O’Gorman and his knowledge and approach provided us all with insights in how to approach a piece of music (On Joe’s Deck by Roland Dyens) and present that music convincingly. There will be a concert on Monday 19th December featuring two …

October Meeting and More News

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, …

April Events – Lots happening!

Hi all, 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 …

Meeting in Portrush

Hello all – we had another successful society meeting in Portrush this year, and after lunch Sean Woods conducted us in learning and performing an ensemble arrangement of Never Weather Beaten Sail by Thomas Campion, arranged by Andrew Forrest. This was followed by a members recital. Some photos from the event: