Welcome to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society. Our mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We would be delighted to have you at any of our meetings and events. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Print off a Membership Application form here

New premises (from May 2016): Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. 

Instruments, Strings, Music, Accessories, Repairs, Tuition


Patron & Friends


2016 dates

Meet beforehand at our new venue (see top of page)

11th August - 7.30 - 8.00pm: Informal solos;  8.00 - 9.00pm: Ensemble led by Helen James; 2nd session: Solo playing

8th Sept - 7.30 - 8.00pm: Short talk: Tarrega;  8.00 - 9.00pm: Ensemble led by Helen James; 2nd session: Recital by Giacomo Susani

Thursday 22nd Sept - 7.30 - 9.30pm:

 Masterclass with Berta Rojas

13th Oct - 7.30 - 8.00pm: Informal solos;  8.00 - 9.00pm: Ensemble led by Helen James; 2nd session: Solo playing

Alternative log in for the members’ area

Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School

- 20 to 26 August 2016 at West Dean, details on the Events page

Andrew Britton, 1951 - 2015

Read about his life here

Older notices


Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre
Now stocking Burguet guitars from Spain. Excellent quality to suit a range of budgets.

Ensemble Director

Helen James


Berta Rojas

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FGS           Bristol Classical Guitar Society is a member of the Federation of Guitar Societies

Bristol Classical Guitar Society and the Spanish Guitar Centre present

Berta Rojas

on Saturday 24th September 2016

7.30pm at Red Maids’ Performing Arts Centre, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3AW