By Richard Anderson
We’ve just had our annual general meeting in which we decided to change the structure of our meetings a bit so please see the updated meeting page with details of when we meet and what happens at a meeting. Please check this out if you’re interested in joining us.
We also looked back over 2014 and all the things we’ve been involved in.
At the end of 2013, at the AGM Liverpool Guitar Society decided to focus their activity in 2013 on playing more concerts, as soloists and with quartets.
We began January with a new meeting venue at the Bluecoat.
In March Artisans Fair asked to provide background music at Palm House. Soloists and a quartet from the Society performed throughout the afternoon.
In March we had our first joint venture with Chester Guitar Circle. After months in planning we put on a concert featuring two great guitarists Gerard Cousins and Derek Gripper in Chester attended by about 80 people. This collaboration with and assistance to Chester was a great success.
We also initiated contact initiated with North Wales Guitar Circle around this time.
Many members attended ex-member Jenny Nelson’s solo concert in Liverpool in April and an associated guitar show from another ex-member Tony Nugent (Nugent Guitars).
We noticed that Swedish guitarist Johannes Moller would be playing solo concert in Hope
University in May. So we managed to arrange a master class for the following day which was a great success.
We organised but unfortunately had to cancel at short notice private concert with Australian guitarist Philip Morris concert in October. Hopefully we’ll get another opportunity sometime.
In October we had a visit from Sheffield Luthier James Lister who gave a very interesting talk on guitars.
As with the previous two years we arranged some slots to take part in the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain on the Wirral. Discussed collaboration with Chester for quartet show, which was extended to include a duo from North Wales Guitar Circle. This culminated in the “3 Circles Concert” in November in New Brighton.
We also provided solo performance opportunities for members at New Brighton Floral Pavilion lunch to a large audience that month.
We’re lining a few events up for 2015. Watch this space!
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