Our next meeting at SPLIT WILLOW, LLANFAIRFECHAN
TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST, 2020 7.45 pm
£2 per person
TUESDAY 4th JANUARY (25th)
TUESDAY 1st FEBRUARY (27th)
TUESDAY 1st MARCH (22nd)
TUESDAY 5th APRIL (26th)
TUESDAY 3rd MAY (24th)
TUESDAY 7th JUNE - CANCELLED (?28th Ensemble tbc)
TUESDAY 5th JULY (26th)
TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST (23rd)
TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER (27th)
TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER (25th)
TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER (22nd)
TUESDAY 6th DECEMBER
FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER - NWGC/CGGC CHARITY CONCERT
NWGC/CGGC ENSEMBLE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT SPLIT WILLOW
ENSEMBLE - every 4th Tuesday
TUESDAY 26th JULY, 2022 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Encouraging Classical Guitar - learn through playing in a group.
Lead by Alan Duckworth and Mark Jordan
Contact Jane Sinnett for further information.
Report from Alan re our March Ensemble session
Just reporting on last night.
- The Beethoven Symphony #7, 2nd Movement.
- Stumbled through a newly introduced piece, Adagio Quintet in C by Schubert arr. Mark J. we will practice this for the next rehearsal night.
I circulated parts for 3 little Birds for each to again practise privately for the next ensemble rehearsal night.
The plan for the next general meeting was for us to privately rehearse our parts for the Beethoven piece to perform that night.
I collected £2 each from all of us and gave £14 to Jane (if you need me to increase this let me know because none of us would mind).
Attendees were Mark J, Delmi B, Geoff T, Val L, Mandy B, Claire S, Alan D
A warm welcome to all players (and non players) of any standard - classical, flamenco, slide, blues etc - whatever your interest you will be made welcome.
USUAL FORMAT OF MEETING - PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID, OUR LIBRARY OF BOOKS/CD'S /MAGAZINES IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT
7.00 pm Short Ensemble practice
7.45 pm Arrival time - chance to get a drink, find a chair generally make yourself at home
8.00 pm 'Welcome greeting' from Jane - sometimes we discuss 'guitarry' matters . . .ranging from problems encountered (relating to guitars only!!) to who is playing what - where and when - open for all to contribute to! This is followed by the chance in which you can either join in with possibly more ensemble, play solo in a 'quiet' corner somewhere, join in with other players of varying styles, browse through the selection of books or simply chat and relax with others - taking in the sound of different styles!
9.00 pm NOW AT 8.20 pm (ish) we reassemble as a group where you can have the opportunity to perform infront of everyone (on average - there are 22 (ish) people present) There is no pressure to play - so please do not be put off by this 'session' - just sit and listen to others! However . . . if your excuse is that you can't play because you have left your guitar at home - I always take a spare for you to use!!!!!!!
10.00 pm NOW 9.30 pm (ish) To finish the evening - we have a little 'jam' session.
Gypsy Jazz with Neil Browning.
Neil very kindly arranges this to suit all styles and capabilities of guitar playing, providing chords/chord shapes/manuscript and tab, this is then sent to everyone before the meeting. If, however, you prefer to improvise in your own style - this too is very welcome . . . again, no pressure to join in - it is just a fun way of ending the evening!
If you would like any further information on either our meetings or practice sessions - please do not hesitate to contact Jane
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU