Welcome to the Chester Guitar Circle
The Chester Guitar Circle is a group of guitarists who meet every month in Chester to enjoy playing and listening to the guitar.
We are always looking for opportunities to share with other guitar enthusiasts. Guitarists of all grades are welcome.
We meet up on the first Wednesday of the month, from 8:00 pm till 10:30 pm at our dedicated venue in Chester. Member's fee is £2.- guests £3.-
More info on our Meetings and other Events
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Bach to the Beatles and Beyond
Beverly Henry and Ruth Fielding, known as the Duo Piacevole, will be performing a varied programme on Saturday 14th July in Warrington
See the coming events page for more details
6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan
Floral Pavillion, New Brighton, Wirral
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 7:30pm
Tickets £26.00* (£24.00* conc)
After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios. Williams and Etheridge will play some of their most popular pieces together and own compositions and Gary Ryan will play his own “Benga Beat”. The programme will also feature duos played by Ryan and Williams, by Ryan and Etheridge and trio pieces “Malinke Guitars” and “Triangular Situations”. All pieces will be introduced by the players.
Further details: https://www.floralpavilion.com/en-GB/shows/6%20hands-%20john%20williams%2c%20john%20etheridge%20-%20gary%20ryan/events
Recording your guitar
The next Chester meeting (June 6th) will feature a demonstration by Ian Ridgely about how guitarists can record the classical guitar, creating a quality that is closest to a studio recording. Members will learn about techniques that will help with playing and sharing guitar music.
Ian will demonstrate the different methods of recording sound as well as using video. He will talk about the setup, what equipment and tools are available, (and affordable), editing, and how to bring it together to create an enjoyable end result.
Ian has a number of `Youtube videos in which some of the recording and filming techniques are demonstrated. Take a look below at his 'quartet' performance of Mark's arrangement of Bohemian Rhapsody or search for 'Ian Ridgley Sunday morning guitar' for more of Ian's beautiful playing.
Chester Guitar Orchestra - next Concert
The CGO are making a return vist to Prestatyn on Saturday June 9th, as guests of the Prestatyn, Rhyl and District U3A. There will be a completely new programme for this event. See the poster on the Events Page for more details
Chester Guitar Orchestra rehearsal dates for 2018:
June 9th (Concert)* and July 1st.
CGC Video of the month
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