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The previous meeting TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER, 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 - 23 

(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 

Welcome to old and new faces (no reference to age!!) especially to Kev and Steve from Aberconwy Classical Guitar Group and Andy McKenzie and Liam

1. MEMBERS CONCERT-  Friday 7th December, 7.45 pm in The Farrar Suite, Bangor City Football Club.
All money raised will be donated to Alaw Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd towards cancer treatment/care.
Entry is free - but donations gratefully received.
Music will be a mixture of styles ranging from Classical straight through to Rock -  something to suit all tastes.
Posters have been printed by Printworks, Amlwch who kindly gave us a discount.
Room hire has been waivered by management of The Farrar Suite - this will go straight to the fund.
During the interval will be chance to grab a drink from the bar, chat to guitarists and help yourself to cake and nibbles -  a little celebration for our 13th year.
There is our usual end of evening Django Jam - Silent Night - kindly arranged by Neil Browning ALL members/ non members are invited to join in with this - so bring your guitar along :-)


1. AMPS  + MIC NIGHT- Last month was our first night of using amplification. Mandy very kindly brought in a mic for us to try  - we will also use this for our concert. Amplification went down well - although initially it was a little obtrusive whilst others were trying to practice. We may do this session again a couple of times next year? 

2. PRACTICE SESSIONS - We have looked into alternative venues as the Anglesey Arms is on the small side for when ALL members of Ensemble are present and the arm chairs are not easy for us to use. No other practicle venue has been found and so for now we are continuing to use Anglesey Arms Hotel, Menai Bridge for all our ractice sessions.

3. RECITALS / WORKSHOPS
Wednesday 28th November, 2018 
Sandbach - Edenstell Duo 
Workshop £27 10.30 am - 4.00 pm
Optional one to one lesson £23
Observer £17
EVENING RECITAL - Call Alastair 07768 261761 for further info

Friday 7th December, 2018  - North wales Guitar Circle/Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru Concert in aid of Alaw Ward/ Unit , Ysbyty Gwynedd
FREE ADMISSION BUT DONATIONS VERY WELCOME!!!


4. LIBRARY
  Along with the lovely selection of manuscript  donated by Dave King last month and DVDs donated by Tony Holt - we had a couple more books donated by Jean and George Alker - our library is growing by the month.


5. END OF EVENING DJANGO JAMS Neil kindly arranged Silent Night for us - again to suit all styles and abilities - chords, score and tablature. This was e mailed to all members and is the piece we are ending our concert with. Unfortunatley because Neil couldn't join us this evening - due to a broken bone in his hand, we were very kindly lead by Andy McKenzie who came to see us this evening with fellow guitarist, Liam.. 


LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU/ HEARING YOU AT OUR NEXT MEETING TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER,2018

FACEBOOK - you don't have to be a member of Facebook to visit our page www.facebook.com/northwalesguitarcircle

 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. Neil has now written up a list of Django Jams for us to work on throughout 2019 - this will be sent to all members on the circulation list.

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 information.

 
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 
NOVEMBER 2018

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
The Nightingale Anon Arr. A Forrest Geoff T + David J
Seguiriyas Juan Martin Paul R
Big Love Flletwood Mac (arr Paul Rogers) ''
Fyrrvaroft   E Thorlaksson  Kev + Steve
 Ocean Blue Ocean  '' ''
 Cadiz  Peter Nuttall  Kev
 Take Five    Nigel C + Geoff T
 Alice In Wonderland   Fain + Hilliard  ''
 Blackberry Blossom  Trad  Andy Mc K + Liam
 Saint Annes Reel Irish Trad  ''
 Soleares  Konstantin Vassiliev  Mike Mc Cann
 Cigarette Blues  Bo Carter  Mike Owen
 Mamma T'aint Long For Day Willie Mc Tell   ''
 Garry Owen  Irish Trad  Andrew Knight
Welsh Tunes -Tyn y Radd/ Fiddl  Welsh Trad  ''
Half Life Chris Hanks  Chris Hanks
 Pay Day  Mississippi John Hurt  Dave King
 Hell Hound  Robert Johnson  ''
     Delmi
Silent Night   Gruber (arr Neil Browning)  NWGC/CGGC Django Jam lead by Andy McKenzie


OCTOBER 2018

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
Parisienne Walkways  Gary Moore Steve D
Soleares Juan Martin ''
Corcovado Jobim Mark J
Um Abraco No Bonfa J Gilberto ''
Simple (Chris wanted to play something simple) Chris Hanks Chris H
El Noy de la Mare M Llobet Mandy B
Cigarette Blues B Carter Dave K
Sun Shines All Day Long Dave King ''
White Queen   Queen  Paul R + Neil B
Norwegian Wood (req by Jane for J Lennons birthday )   Lennon/ Mc Cartney  ''
 Never Going Back Again  Lindsey Buckingham  Paul R
 *Untitled* - ? Echo Man  Neil Browning  Neil B
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam



SEPTEMBER 2018 

 TITLE  COMPOSER  PERFORMER
 Sarabande  Bach  Geoff T
 Oriental  Granados  Mandy B + Llew O
 La Maja de Goya  Garanados  ''
 For You Blue  G Harrison  Paul R
 Alegrias  J Martin  ''
Saint James Infirmry Blues   Anon  Mike O
Windy and Warm   J Loudermilk  ''
 Third Tuesday Confusion  Chris Hanks  Chris H
 Aqua de Beber  Jobim  Mark
 Canto de Autono  K Vassiliev  Mike Mc Cann
 Dance of Spring  ''  ''
Spare a Dime J Gorney Dave King
I'm So Lonsome I Could Die Hank Williams ''
Minor Swing  D Reinhardt (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam


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 :-)