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The previous meeting TUESDAY 9th MAY, 2018 at THE FARRAR SUITE -  BANGOR CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

MOTTO FOR NWGC/CGGC - ''THE GUITAR AT IT'S MOST PROFOUND PLAYS THE SOUND OF TRUTH . . . . WHISPERED'' Martin Quittenton This was given to us by Martin a few years ago - a lovely talented man who had a passion for Classical Guitar. Perrmission has been given for us to use it as our motto - it is solely for our use as of January 2016.
 

NUMBER OF PERSONS PRESENT - 21 (a mixture of players and non-players)
7.00 pm - Classical Guitar  Ensemble  practice
7.45 pm - Start of meeting

Luthier CARLO ERRICO was present with two of his hand crafted guitars 

Discussions this evening included

1. WELCOME TO OUR NEW VENUE - BANGOR CITY FOOTBALL CLUB  
Our first meeting in The Farrar Suite at Bangor City Football Club was Tuesday 12th February 2018 whilst Anglesey Arms underwent some changes. Following their refurbishment ie extending the restaurant through to the function room it has become quite obvious that Anglesey Arms is no longer suitable for our full meeting every 2nd Tuesday. Eifion has welcomed us to have our meetings at Bangor City Football Club - we are now booked in up until January 2019.
£2.00 per person 

2. ANGLESEY ARMS HOTEL 
As previously mentioned, Anglesey Arms is no longer suitable for our full meetings -however, we will be able to use a sectioned off area of the restaurant for our practice sessions. This room will hold comfortably about 12 players.
A 'THANKYOU ' card was passed around for members to sign showing our gratitude to the Management and Staff - in particular Alison and Geraint - who welcomed us on Day 1 - and to the Manger Andy.


3. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Following new legislation, all members, ex members and NWGC/CGGC Recital Followers on the circular e mail list will have received an e mail asking for consent to remain on the appropriate list. Failure to respond to this by Friday 25th May, 2018 unfortunately means that details will have to be removed. 

4. VALERIE HARTZELL CONCERT Saturday 14th April, 2018

This was very well received – not only was Valerie an outstanding performer but she engaged with the audience in so many ways -  with her music and her narration.
Many thanks to those who helped on the evening Carlo and Terri for supplying and serving refreshments, Mandy for selling raffle tickets and raffle prizes also supplied by Terri. Thanks also to those who also stayed behind a little to help clear away.
Audience – 45 people Raffle - £46.75 Refreshments - £44.60

This recital was supported by Noson Allan of Arts Council of Wales.
How this works :--
Performer asks for a fee.
Noson Allan agree to pay the fee on condition that ‘we’ pay back half the amount.
After paying back half the amount, ‘we’ get to keep the next £100 to cover costs.
In the event that ticket sales are low – Anglesey County Council very kindly act as our guarantor
Also, in the event of low ticket sales, we lose out as we do not then cover our own costs.
Selling refreshments and raffle tickets helps in this scenario.


5. CARLO ERRICO CLASSICAL GUITAR FOR SALE - OFFERS INVITED OVER £750 Carlo donated a guitar to NWGC/CGGC for us to auction to raise money for our funds. This guitar has been within our group for 10 years and is now ready to go to a new owner.
This will be sold at our meeting in August
Offers are being made - so if you are interested please call Jane for further information 01407 831480

6. PAUL BRETT VIATEN GUITAR FOR SALE - OFFERS OVER £100 money raised will go toward money we collected last December for the Mental Haelth Unti at Ysbyty Gwynedd. This guitar was kindly donated by Paul Brett. Call Jane on 01407 831480 or e mail.
This will be sold at our meeting in August

7. JUNE MEETING
Jane will be away – Geoff Tomlinson has kindly agreed to ‘step into’ Janes shoes as her ‘co-pilot’


8. NOVEMBER MEETING

This will be our NWGC/CGGC Members concert – so everyone to decide if they would like to participate and GET PRACTICING

9. DECEMBER MEETING

The 2nd Tuesday in December has already been booked so for this month we are meeting 1st Tuesday - TUESDAY 4th DECEMBER, 2018

10. CHESTER GUITAR CIRCLE
A few of us are planning to descend upon CGG along with Liverpool Guitar Society   we will also ask Aberconwy Classical Guitar Group if they would like to join us.

Jane will sort out a suitable day.

11. ABERCONWY CLASSICAL GUITAR GROUP
Following some of their members last month joining us at our meeting, Alan Duckworth – our Ensemble Co-ordinator – joined Aberconwy on Sunday. He enjoyed this session very much – so much so that a few of us might also descend on them one Sunday afternoon. 
Alan also mentioned that some of ACGG do not read notation and so this is given to them in tablature. A few of our members said they would consider joining us if we also did this – Mandy and Alan will sort this out. 

12 ARTHRITIS IN FINGERS, MARMITE AND TURMERIC 
Jane’s swollen forefinger – right hand has now been x rayed and shows a diminished gap between two of the bones (phalanges) – otherwise known as ‘ARTHRITIS’
Some members said they had heard eating turmeric and marmite helps this condition (although Jane did wonder if they meant eat it or plaster it over the finger!)  
Ensemble players this evening were Alan Duckworth, Jane Sinnett, Geoff Tomlinson, Mandy Baines,  Llew Owen, Joanna Melville Richards 
A big thank you to Eifion and Sarah at The Farrar Suite for making us so welcome END OF EVENING 10.00 pm with our Django Jam courtesey of Neil Browning- this is a joining in of all styles and standards as Neil distributes handouts of tab, chord shapes and sometimes notation. 

Look forward to seeing you/ hearing you next month 

Viva la guitarra 

Jane x  

Points pending from previous meetings
JUNE 2017 - Auction of NWGC/CGGC Carlo Errico Classical Guitar
(08/05/18 TO BE SOLD AT AUGUST 2018 MEETING)
SEPTEMBER
2014 - North West Classical Guitar - meeting up with Chester and Liverpool Guitar Societies
(08/05/18 - organising to meet at Chester Guitar Guitar Circle meeting with Liverpool Guitar Society and also to invite Aberconwy)
OCTOBER 2014 - NWGC/CGGC peronnal profiles - to sort out.


MUSIC PERFORMED THIS EVENING AND PREVIOUS MEETINGS
MAY, 2018
 

 TITLE  COMPOSER  PERFORMER
Soleares  Juan Martin  Steve Davies
Cavatina  Stanley Myers  Louey
 Romance de la Biche  F. Kleynjans  Mandy B + Llew O
 Route 66  Bobby Troup arr Paul Rogers  Paul R
 In The Heart of A Man  Chris Hanks  Chris H
 Recuerdos de la Alhambra  F Tarrega  Alan D
 Mama t'aint long for Day  Willie Mc Tell  Dave K
 Csarborough Fair  Trad arr Paul Rogers  Paul R
 Moon River  Henry Mancini  Louey
     Dave K
 Get Happy  Harold Arlen arr Neil Browning  NWGC/CGGC Django Jam

 

Bad news - previous performances have been 'lost'
Good news - thay have all been saved on hard copy in our records :-)