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May 29 / Admin

AGM update, plus a recital

Hi all,

Next Sunday 3rd June (and not 10th June as previously posted) is the Society’s AGM and we would welcome you to attend. If you have any matters which you would like discussed please bring those forward. The AGM will take place at 3pm in Ulster College of Music.

Unfortunately the Derry Guitar Festival will not take place this year due to funding issues but the society is to have its director Sean Woods for a weekend of workshops, ensemble and master classes in Derry.  It will be the usual Bank Holiday weekend in August and scheduled to run from Sat 25th to Sun 26th August.  It would be best to arrive on the Friday evening so that all of Saturday and most of Sunday would be available. Sunday night is usually a Gala Concert but a members’ recital could take place at that time. Members (and anyone else who would be interested) should contact the society or Keith to express interest as soon as possible!

Also, if any members are around the Prom, Portstewart on 28th July, some society members will be playing. Info below


4.00pm-5.00pm Cafe Music Session-Damien O’Connor & Norman Breakey

Damien and Norman are both from Portstewart and will be playing a variety of classical guitar music from 3 centuries by composers including JS Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Ferdinando Carrulli, Turlough O’Caraolan, Scott Joplin and others.

Location: Warkes Deli


Hope to see you on Sunday!
May 12 / Admin

Sunday 13th & Monday 14th Events Galore

Hi all,

A quick reminder of the two events this weekend.

First our monthly meeting this Sunday 13th May at the usual time and place of Ulster College of Music at 3pm.

Secondly, on Monday 14th May the society ensemble will perform with the UCM Ensemble as part of Arts Care’s Spring Arts Festival at the Belfast City Hospital, 7.30pm. Flyer with more info attached.

Hope to see you there,


Apr 30 / Admin

Brian Keenan Concert

Hi all

Brian is giving a guitar recital this coming Thursday evening, May 3rd, at the Crescent Arts Centre. He will be playing the Concierto de Aranjuez with Sam Moreland and all also be playing Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich on electric guitar

Not to be missed!
Apr 5 / Admin

Next Meeting & Ards

Hi all,

Our next meeting will take place this coming Sunday 8th April in the usual spot of Ulster College of Music at 3pm. This is a regular meeting and we’ll also have the Ensemble playing in preparation for their performance at the Ards Guitar Festival, which happen the following Wednesday.

Hope to see you all there,

Mar 10 / Admin

Performance Date Change

Hi everyone – the concert that was listed in the previous post has been rearranged due to the bad weather at the time.

The concert will now take place on the 22nd of March at 7.30pm in a Macmillan Cancer Support Centre on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. Hope you can make it!

Feb 13 / Admin

Updates and a Charity Concert!

Hi all,

The CGSNI ensemble had a very successful concert at High Street Church in Holywood. The concert was in aid of Every Day Harmony, a Music Therapy charity, and a brilliant £783 was raised. A success all round.

Another concert is on the horizon on March 2nd with Robbie and Keith representing the society. Details attached and below!

Finally, our next monthly meeting was happen Sunday March 4th, 3pm at UCM, as usual.

See you soon!

Jan 31 / Admin

February Meeting

Hi all,

Our next meeting is this Sunday 4th February at the usual spot at Ulster College of Music (13 Windsor Ave, Belfast) at 3pm.

This month we have a workshop on arranging and transcribing music for guitar by Keith and Robbie, as well as a performance by the ensemble ahead of their concert on Friday 9th in Holywood.

I will arrive early at the college to get the heating on!

See you there,

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,