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

Further to our meeting on 14 April 2016, and especially for members who were not present, this is to confirm that, following the closure of the Brunswick Club, our future meetings will be held in the Unitarian Meeting Hall, still in Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE.  This is where we shall meet next month on 12 May.
As you come out of the Brunswick Club the meeting room is on the left-hand side of the square at the far end, looking down the road on the opposite side of the square to the Brunswick Club.  It is the lower building that has its glass doorway flanked by single stone columns!  The room is available to us from 7.15 - 10.15 pm on the second Thursday of each month as at present and the fee to members will remain at £5.00.  The acoustics are good and, while there is no bar, tea and coffee making facilities are available.
We are pleased to have maintained a venue in the city centre and hope it will meet with everyone's approval.  We look forward to seeing you there next month.

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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

Thursday 22nd Sept - 7.30 - 9.30pm:  

Masterclass with Berta Rojas

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

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



Concert Series

Berta Rojas

Saturday 24th September 2016

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

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