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Jan 11 / Admin

Concert News

Hi folks – some members of the society are involved in the below Guitars Galore ensemble concert happening on the 9th of February in High Street Prebyterian Church, Holywood. This is a charity concert in aid of the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust. More info below.

Nov 22 / Admin

December Meeting

Hi all,

After a wonderful November meeting with Brian Keenan and Sam Moreland, this coming meeting we have Gerry O’Gorman giving a workshop on two selected works –

Autumn Leaves
O Sacred Head so Wounded – J.S Bach

For those who didn’t get it, the music for both is available, just get in touch via the CGSNI secretary email address.

See you all at the usual spot in Ulster College of Music at 3pm, Dec 3rd.


Oct 24 / Admin

November Meeting – Brian Keenan & Sam Moreland Recital

Hi all,

At this month’s meeting we have a recital with Brian Keenan and Sam Moreland performing, among other works, the Concierto de Aranjeuz for guitar and piano accompaniment. It is sure to be a wonderful recital.

The recital will begin at 4pm after a short members’ meeting beginning at 3pm. We are at the usual venue of the Ulster College of Music.

Hope to see you there,


Sep 1 / Admin

Events Update

Hi all – the events page has been updated with the list of events for 2017/18, and the first meeting of the year is this Sunday 3rd September, 3pm at the Ulster College of Music as per normal. Hope to see you there, and we’re looking forward to another exciting year of events!

Aug 8 / Admin

City of Derry Guitar Festival and First Meeting of 2017/18

The City of Derry Guitar Festival returns from 25th-27th August. Check out the programme here –

Also a reminder that the first meeting of the 2017/2018 programme will be 3rd September at the usual meeting place of the Ulster College of Music, 13 Windsor Ave, Belfast, at 3pm. A newsletter with details of the year ahead will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Hope to see you at either event!

Apr 3 / Admin

John Feeley Workshop

Hi all – as part of the Ards Guitar Festival, John Feeley will be running a guitar workshop at 11am on the 6th April (recital with CGSNI on the 5th). It’s £10 per ticket and participants are advised to bring their guitar.

Book tickets at the Ards Guitar Festival website.

Mar 27 / Admin

One last meeting before Ards!

Hi all,

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 (

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!

Feb 26 / Admin

5th March Meeting

Hi everyone,

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!

Jan 4 / Admin

First meeting of 2017

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!

Dec 6 / Admin

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 members of the society. The concert at Belfast City Hospital will feature Gerry and Robbie with flute and violin and selected readings for Christmas. Free of charge and all welcome. Concert flyer below.


The annual Christmas lunch at Rockmount Golf Club ( will take place on Sunday 18th December at 2pm (lunch for 3pm). Please let us know if you wish to attend by this coming Saturday 10th as we need to give numbers to Rockmount.

Last Sunday there was an Extraordinary General Meeting to ratify the revised constitution. It was passed and is now in operation. Minutes of the EGM attached (thanks to Keith for his work on the constitution and Robbie for his work on the minutes).

Hope to see you at the Christmas lunch, but if not a Happy Christmas and New Year to all.