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The previous meeting TUESDAY 12th JUNE, 2018 at THE FARRAR SUITE -  BANGOR CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

HOSTED AND REPORTED BY GEOFF TOMLINSON.

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 - 22 (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 


NWGC meeting 12 June 2018 at The Farrar Suite, Bangor City Football Club   

The total collected from members tonight was £46 though there were only 22 names in the book – so someone was being super honest!! 

Ensemble members had an hour’s play led by Alan D. before the full meeting which opened with our usual “town hall” discussion led by Geoff T. 

Jane and Dave were especially missed tonight and everyone sent their best wishes to both following the passing of Dave’s son.  Dave King was able to say a few words about Tim whom he had met.   

We also discussed the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which affect all organisations and which Jane has been very busy working on.  All members present had received emails from her. 
 

We were offered another opportunity to play the Paul Brett Viaten Vintage Guitar which will be sold to the highest bidder by Tuesday 12th July, 2018  (in aid of Charity – Hergest Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd).  Geoff explained that the Carlo Errico Classical Guitar with case will also be sold to the highest bidder by Tuesday 12th July, 2018. 
 

Heidi told us that Jonathan Richards will be performing a concert on Saturday 18 August at the Thomas Telford Centre – tickets can be bought from Heidi. 

Individuals and groups of members then entertained us all as follows:- 

·       Classical ensemble – Bransle and Danza y Triple 

·       Mandy & Llew – Oblivion (Piazzola) 

·       John Fisher – Waltz for two lovers (Dilermando Reis)

·       Chris Hanks – The end of the line (Chris Hanks) 

·       Paul Rogers – Rex on the beach (Paul Rogers) 

·       Mike McCann – two songs (Roy Bookbinder) 

·       Tony Eastwood – Last Dance (mvt 3 of Tony’s Taxman sonata) 

·       Dave King – Paris Texas (Wim Wenders) 

Neil Browning wound up the evening by inviting us to tell him which of a selection of pieces we would like him to include over the next 6 months or more (the invitation stands – members can email Neil on neil@neilandmeg.com).  Some of us joined him in a Django-style rendition of the Dad’s Army theme “Who do you think you are kidding, Mister Hitler?”. 

Eifion, who has been so welcoming in helping set us up at Bangor Football Ground, is handing over to Chris after July’s meeting; he is departing for Deeside to be with his partner.  We’ll miss him.

GEOFF TOMLINSON.

NOTE FROM JANE (23/06/2018)
Thank you Geoff for overlooking NWGC/CGGC for me in my absence and to all members of NWGC/CGGC for their kind wishes. x See you soon Jane  x and Dave x

Points pending from previous meetings
JUNE 2017 - Auction of NWGC/CGGC Carlo Errico Classical Guitar
(08/05/18 TO BE SOLD AT AUGUST 2018 MEETING)
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 meeting 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

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 :-)