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The previous meeting TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER, 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 - 16

(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. MEMBERS CONCERT- We discussed whether to use our usual Tuesday meeting for our concert or opt for  a Friday. Friday 7th December was free for us to use for our concert and because it would be to raise money for charity (Ysbyty Gwynedd) they would forgoe room hire fee. It was agreed by members present this evening that Friday 7th December, 2018 would be our Concert Evening to be held at The Farrar Suite.
Money raised to go to Alaw Ward/Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
Tony and Barbara Holt have agreed to inform the hospital and obtain the collection bucket..

1. AMPS  + MIC NIGHT- this 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 - perhaps a couple of times a year? To discuss next month.

2. PRACTICE SESSIONS - to look into alternative venue as Anglesey Arms is too small for Ensemble and the arm chairs are not easy for us to use. Mandy has heard that ASDA in Bangor have a room for the community to use - she will look into this.  Alan is  also looking into hiring Penmaenmawr Library.

3. RECITALS 
Saturday 13th October, 2018 -  David Harvey - Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge
Contact Heidi Cross 07554 518792

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
  A lovely selection of manuscript was donated by Dave King last month which he came across in a second hand shop also donated last month was a  selection of interesting DVD's  (guitar related obvs :-) )
These were readily available for members to borrow

5. END OF EVENING DJANGO JAMS We end our evenings with what we call a 'Django Jam' It is our way of trying to bring together all the players of various styles and standards of playing guitar  after all, this is what NWGC/CGGC is all about - bringing together and have a greater understanding of the different styles. Neil Browning very kindly arranges music to suit all. As with the Jazz and Ensemble group, it would be a good idea to compile a list of at least 12 pieces which we can work on throughout the remainder of 2018 / 2019

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.

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 
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 :-)