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The previous meeting TUESDAY 5th MARCH, 2019 at SPLIT WILLOW in LLANFAIRFECHAN 

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. Permission 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 - 25  

(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 and alsoa guitar dated back to 1895 which had come to him for some much needed repair work. For further information on this, visit Carlo's websites www.carloerricoguitars.com and www.facebook.com/carloerricoguitars  


1. NWG/CGGC CHARITY CONCERT 
TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY, 2019 at The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED £541.99
All money raised was donated to Alaw Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd towards cancer treatment/care.
Money raised on the evening was £358.88
We also collected money from Bangor City Football Club supporters when we were forced to cancel our concert due to a Football match - this came to £183.11 

Music was a mixture of styles ranging from Classical straight through to Rock -  something to suit all tastes.
The programme appears at the end of this page

Room hire was kindly waivered by management of The Victoria hotel 
During the interval  was chance to grab a drink from the bar, chat to guitarists and have a slice of cake -  a little celebration for our 13th year.
There was our usual end of evening Django Jam -  kindly arranged by Neil Browning ALL members/ non members were invited to join in with this 
There were 13 Raffle prizes Ukulele, wine, cd's, books, guitar tuner, metrmome, chocolates to name but a few. Thank you to all who doanted raffle prizes

2. NWGC/CGGC CHARITY CONCERT 2020
Our last concert sould have been December 2018. Jane explained that the usual month of November may be unsuitable unless some else from NWG/CGGC would like to organise it. We therefore decided to aim for TUESDAY 28th JANUARY, 2020. The Victoria Hotel has already agreed that they will waiver room hire fee. NOW BOOKED.


3. GUITAR FEDERATION DAY Saturday 22nd June, 2019.

Organised by Aberconwy Classical Guitar Group - this is aimed at Classical Guitarists of Grade 4 and over.
This is a day for Guitar Societies to get together for the day - perform their own Ensemble pieces in front of the other societies present and then all societies perform a piece together. Music for the chosen piece will be distributed soon. Ray Burley will be conducting the day. At present North Wales Guitar Circle / Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru are being represented by Jane , Mandy, Llew, Geoff and Delmi. If anyone else from NWGC/CGGC is interested please contact Jane. 
Cost ONLY £10 per person
If other societies are interested - please contact Kerry at Aberconwy Classcial Guitar Group for info aberconwyguitar@gmail.com

4. NWGC/CGGC ENSEMBLE because a few of us are practicing for the Federation Day in June, Alan has agreed to practice our Ensemble pieces for the day. We will be meeting every 4th Tuesday at Split Willow. Room hire is £20 and will be covered by those present on the day. Next practice session Tuesday 26th March, 2019 7.30 pm. Overseen by Alan Duckworth

5. NWGC/CGGC JAZZ
Jane and John at Split Willow have welcomed the Jazz group. Numbers have increased from 3 to 6 people and hoepfully now viable to cover room hire. Jazz practice sessions will be on 3rd Tuesday every month where possible - always check prior to joining in. Overseen by Alan Duckworth

6. CD DONATIONS FOR LIBRARY

 2 Davy Graham cd's from Kev Cook and another from Dave King 

7. GUITAR FOR SALE FAITH FKV 'Naked Venus' series. 12 Strings. Cutaway electro acoustic. As new. Hardly used. Lovely tone. Guitar stand included £400 Call John 07734 422113

8. GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL - MENAI BRIDGE Neil Browning talked about March Manouche  being held in Meani Bridge in March. Although tickets for the festival have now sold out - there is a Fringe Festival. To find out more - please visit their website  https://www.marchmanouche.co.uk/

9. SUBS £48
£30  paid for room hire
£18 for NWGC/CGGC (posssible Xmas fund)


10. PERFORMANCES Whilst we  wait for our members 'to take to the stage' we talk about many subjects. This month we briefly discussed guitar  lessons which were on TV in the 1970's. Names given were programmes with Ulf Goran and John Pierce. Those who perform also give us an insight to the music or composers whose music they perform - this evening Mark Jordan gave an enlightening description of Eric Satie - he was most eccentric, one of his eccentricities being to eat only white food!

En
semble players - Mandy B, Llew O, Jane S, Geoff T, Alan D, Delmi B, Mark J,  and Kev (from Aberconwy Classical Guitar Group) 


LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU/ HEARING YOU AT OUR NEXT MEETING TUESDAY 9th APRIL, 2019 at SPLIT WILLOW.

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 Jane and John for their welcome
  

Points pending from previous meetings
SEPTEMBER
2014  North West Classical Guitar - meeting up with Chester and Liverpool Guitar Societies
MAY 2018  organising to meet at Chester Guitar Guitar Circle along with Liverpool Guitar Society and also to invite Aberconwy (Update - see July 2018)
JULY 2018  met with Ray Butcher (Chairman of Federation of Guitar Societies) and Kevin from Aberconwy Classical Guitar Group to discuss a Federation Day in North Wales. Jane expressed her wishes not to have full resposibilities to due family and work commitments - therefore Aberconwy to take the lead. FEB 2019 NOW IN PROGRESS

OCTOBER 2014 - NWGC/CGGC peronnal profiles - to sort out.


MUSIC PERFORMED THIS EVENING AND PREVIOUS MEETINGS

MARCH, 2019 

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
 Agua y Vino Egberto Gismonti   Mandy + Llew
 Love Is A Losing Game  Amy Winehouse  Paul Rogers
 Aerlinger Brudfolk   Trad Danish (arr A Duckworth)  Alan Duckworth
 Malaguena  Trad Spanish  Mike Mc Cann
 In The Heart Of A Man  Chris Hanks  Chris Hanks
 Gymnopodie No 1  Eric Satie  Mark Jordan
Square Dance Tune   Trad Hugh 
 African Dance   William Moore  Andrew Knight
'3 fragments'   Trad (+ ?John Hurt)  ''
 Canarios   Gasper Sanz  Mandy Baines
 Vestapol  Trad  Dave King
Sun Shines All Day Long   ''
Valsa sem Nome Baden Powell Jane Sinnett
Kemps Jig William Kempe Neil Browning
All Of Me  J Legend (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam
Ffidl Ffadl Trad Welsh NWGC/CGGC Django Jam


TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY , 2019 CHARITY CONCERT PROGRAMME

STYLE PERFORMER TITLE COMPOSER
C Ensemble Bransle + Danza y Triple Andrew Forrest
JAZZ Jazz Group Take 5 Dave Brubeck
C Marianne + Neil  Duo (Op. 90 No 1)  Carulli 
FS Chris Hanks Final Redemption  Chris Hanks
S/R Dave King Ragtime Bluesy Medly Arr Dave King
C Mandy + Llew Divisions Upon An Italian Ground Robert Carr
F Mike Mc Cann  Malaguena Trad
FS Andrew Knight  Folk Tunes  Trad
F Paul Rogers  Solea Por Medio Juan Martin 
GJ Neil, Dylan + Andy  Nuages + Left Bank Two  Django Reinhardt
  INTERVAL                BREAK FOR CAKE       INTERVAL
C  Ensemble  Brian Boru+ Now, Oh now I needs must part  Andrew Forrest
JAZZ Jazz Group Alice In Wonderland Fain/Hilliard
FS Paul + Neil White Queen Queen
C Delmi Zapateado R Sanz de la Manz
S/R Mike Owen Police Dog Blues Blind Blake
C Ian S + Kev C Tema Popular de Brasil+ Que no te quiera mas E Thorlaksson + arr. Lircher+ Montes
S/R Dave King 'Shortish Slide Open Tuning Pieces'  
C Mandy + Llew Romance No 1 Kleynjans
GJ Neil, Dylan + Andy Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie
GJ NWGC/CGGC Django Jam Dinah Harry Arst - arr neil Browning

  C Classical                       FS Fingerstyle                        F Flamenco                   S/R Slide/Ragtime                   GJ Gypsy Jazz
                     ENSEMBLE Alan, Jane, Geoff, Mandy, Llew, Delmi, Kev         JAZZ   Alan, Geoff, Nigel

FEBRUARY 2019 

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
 Bransle 1, Now oh now I needs must part  A Forrest  NWGC/CGGC Ensemble
 Brian Boru  A. Forrest  ''
 Zapateado Regino Sainz de la Maza  Delmi B 
 Romance No 1  Klejans  Mandy + Llew
 Solea por Medio    Paul R
 Seviallana  Juan Martin  ''
 Angie Davy Graham   Andrew K
 ''Simple Tune''  J Fahay  ''
 Take Five  Dave Brubeck  Geoff  T,Alan D,Nigel C
 Kind Hearted Woman Blues  R Johnson  Dave King
 Goodbye Walker Percy   Brookes Williams '' 
 Fifth Day Blues  Chris H Chris H
 Hellhound on my Trail  R Johnson Mike O
 Police Dog Blues  '' ''
 White Queen  Queen Paul  + Neil
 Dinah  H. Akst (arr Neil Browning) NWGC/CGGC Django Jam
 Things We Said Today  Lennon+ Mc Cartney(arr N.B) ''
 All of Me  J Legend (arr N.B) ''


JANUARY, 2019 

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
 Selecton from Forrest Ensemble No 7 Andrew Forrrest   NWGC/CGGGC Ensemble
 Trambone Chet Atkins  Andrew Kinight
 White Potatoe John Renbourn   ''
 Divisions upon an Italian Ground . .   Robert Carr  'Elidir' - Mandy B + Llew O
 Sumatind (Sumat in D) :-) :-)  Dave King Dave King 
 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  Hank Williams  ''
 Need Your Love So Bad  Fleetwood Mac  Paul Rogers
 House Of The Rising Sun  The Animals  Mike Owen
 Kind Hearted Woman Blues  Robert Johnson  ''
 Sons De Carillhoes  J Pernambuco  Jane Sinnett
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love J Mc Hugh + D Fields (1928)  Andy McKenzie + Neil Browning
 Limehouse Blues  P Brahm + D Furber (arr Neil Browning)  ''
 Dinah  Harry Akst (arr Neil Browning)  NWGC/CGGC Django Jam
 Things We Said Today   Lennon + McCartney (arr Neil Browning)  ''


DECEMEBER 2018

TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER
Forrest Ensemble Series No 7 A Forrest NWGC/CGGC Ensemble
Silent Night F Gruber (arr Neil Browning) ''
 The Swan  C Mc Kay  Mandy B + Llew O
Tua Bethlem Dref Edward Arthur ( arr. M Baines)  ''
 Drummer Boy Sam McGee  Dave King
 Come On Down Jehovah  Chris Woods  ''
Princess Royale, Old Mole Old Tom of Oxford  Trad English Tunes  Andrew Knight
 Farruca  Juan Martin  Mike McCann
 Hey Hey  Big Bill Broonzy Mike Owen 
 Dinah  Harry Akst (arr Neil Browning)  NWGC/CGGC Django Jam
 Silent Night  F Gruber (arr Neil Browning)  NWGC/CGGC Django Jam




 
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 :-)