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The previous meeting TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER, 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.
 
**THIS PAGE IS TO BE UPDATED BY MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER, 2018**
BELOW IS OUR AUGUST MEETING.

NUMBER OF PERSONS PRESENT - 19 (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 

1. Welcome to old and new members.
Jane and Dave have been absent for June and July due to a family bereavement.We thank everyone for theor kind wishes and thoughts at this difficult time. We also thank members for looking after NWGC/CGGC whilst we have 'been away'. Dave will return soon too. x

An advert was placed in the papers to advertise the fact we had a guitar for sale - people were invited to 'bid' an offer - starting bid  price offered by Jane and Geoff was £100. Unfortunately, perhaps due to holiday season, numbers were low and therefore Jane and Geoff can now battle it out :-) More information to follow below

2. CARLO ERRICO CLASSICAL GUITAR - SOLD!! 10 years ago, Carlo Errico, a luthier from Wrexham, gave NWGC/CGGC one of his guitars to auction to raise money for our funds. Instead, we decided to use it ourselves for £5 month - money raised went to cancer research. The time came when we had all hired it an it need a permanent home. Members were invited to place a bid - it sold at an absolute bargain price of £750. Usually these hand crafted guitars sell for around £3,000 -  Alex has a beautiful sounding instrument and we look forward to hearing him play on our club nights. If you are interested in a Carlo Errico Classical or Flamenco Guitar - please call Carlo on 01978 758288  e mail carlo.errico@btinternet.com or visit his website http://www.carloerricoguitars.com/


3. PAUL BRETT VINTAGE VIATEN GUITAR -  a beautiful guitar which Paul Brett kindly donated to us. If you are interested in buying this from us at an excellent price - offers are still welcome. No profit will be made by us - the extra money offered will go to the Hergest Ward. There was a video present at the meeting which those present could use to see the guitar played by Paul himself. To see the video follow this link 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3W6Gzp8jWk 


4. JONATHAN RICHARDS - Classical Guitar recital organised by Heidi Cross - Saturday 18th August, 2018 Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge. Heidi was invited to talk about the concert. To catch up on further concerts with Jonathan Richards - please visit his website http://www.jonathanrichardsguitar.co.uk/ 

5. ENSEMBLE PRACTICE players Mandy B, Jane S, Llew O, David J lead by Alan Duckworth. We started with some Andrew Forrest pieces and then had a practice at Neils arrangment for our end of evening Django Jam 

6. NEXT MEETING CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH - TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER, 2018

7. DJANGO JAM -
thanks to Neil Browning for arranging our end of evening Django Session. Neil arranges these pieces in tablature, notation and chords with chords diagrams/shapes which enables all players to participate.

8. GUITAR LESSONS
we are lucky to have members who can offer help in guitar - whatever style. To enquire about guitar tuition, either come along to our meetings or contact Jane for further advice.
 
9.THANKS TO Carl at Bangor City Football Club for his welcome.

Points pending from previous meetings
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 along 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 (to be completed by 22/08/18)
AUGUST 2018

 TITLE  COMPOSER  PERFORMER
 Forrest Ensemble Series No 7  A. Forrest  NWGC/CGGC Ensemble
 Agua y Vinho  Gismonti  Llew O & Mandy B
 Inisheer  Thomas Walsh  ''
 Grandinas  Juan Martin  Paul R
 Summers Over  Paul Rogers  ''
 Bye Bye Bluebell   Darde  Dave King
 2001 Space Odyssey  R Strauss  '' (hope Dave will perform this next month too!!)
 Farruca  Juan Martin  Mike McCann
 Soleares  ''  ''
Until The Final Redemption Chris Hanks C Hanks 
Romanza Mertz Alex H
Opus 60 No 5 Carcassi Neil Browning
 Manoir de mes Reves D Reinhardt (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam


JULY 2018

 TITLE  COMPOSER  PERFORMER
 Farewell to Stromness   Peter Maxwell-Davies  Mandy B & Llew O
 Wild Mountain Thyme  Trad  ''
 Bohemian Rhapsody  Freddie Mercury/Queen Alex H
 Tales From Topographic Oceans  Steve Howe/ YES  Neil B
 Cancion del Emperador  Narvaez  Ian W
 Going To California  Led Zeppelin  Paul Rogers
 What Is and What Should Never Be  ''  ''
 You've Got To Move  Freddy McDowell  Mike Owen
 Police Dog Blues  Arthur Blake  ''
Lazy Rag   Dave King  Dave King
 Steel Guitar Rag  Trad  ''



JUNE, 2018

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
Bransle  A Forrrest  NWGC/CGGC Ensemble
Danza y Triple  A Forrest  ''
Oblivion  Piazolla  Mandy & Llew
 Waltz for Two Lovers  D Reis  John Fisher (guest from South Wales)
The End of The Line   Chris Hanks  Chris H
 Rex On The Beach  Paul Rogers  Paul R
 'Two Songs' Roy Bookbinder   Mike McCann
Last Dance Tony Eastwood Tony E
Paris Winders Wim Wenders Dave K
Dad's Army Perry + Taverner (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam


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 :-)