Members Afternoons

After the summer break the society are meeting once a month at Kemnay Church Centre, usually on the 1st Sunday of the month starting on 3rd September. A chance to play your tunes in a friendly atmosphere, or just listen if you wish. After the break there is a chance to join in with a short ensemble piece.

Society Meeting in June - Change of Date

The Society meeting in June will now be on the 2nd Sunday of the month (11th June).

Society Meetings 2023

The society has started informal meetings at Kemnay Church Centre on the afternoons of the first Sunday of April, May and June. The meetings are very informal with the opportunity to play solo pieces or to get together with others to play duets/trios etc. After a break there may be an easy group ensemble piece for all to join in.

Gordon Ferries Concert and Workshop

Gordon Ferries Concert on Friday 13th September 8.00pm at The Acorn Centre, West High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3SA.

He will be will be performing a concert of 19th Century guitar music played on period instruments.

Tickets available at the door. Adults £10, School age children Free.

Workshop on Saturday 14th September at Kemnay. Please contact the chairman for details and registration for the event.

New Term starts 2nd September - New Members Welcome

The North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society (NESCGS) is entering its 15th successful year and we are pleased to advise that we have vacancies for new members. We are based at Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen's West End, where we meet about 30 times a year during school term time. Our Autumn term starts in September so now is the time to come on board.
The society provides a lively forum in which all aspects of the classical guitar are explored. This includes:
• guitar orchestra and ensemble playing,
• an opportunity to play solo if desired,

NESCGS 7th Annual Concert

Kemnay Church Hall 15th June at 2:30pm, doors open at 2:15pm

NESCGS members will be performing at their annual performance concert. There will be a selection of solos, duo and trio and the guitar orchestra will be led by Peter Stewart.

AGM and Recital by Maxime Mazuyet

Our 2019 AGM will be held in the Session Room at Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen. It takes place on Monday 27th May @ 7:00. The AGM will be followed by a recital by the winner of our competition which is held annually for classical guitar students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This year's winner is Maxime Mazuyet. Maxime has recently won second prize 2nd prize of the Guitar Concerto Competition from the Veria International Guitar Festival! The recital will start at 8:30, is free to attendees and is open to the public. Members of the public should arrive after 8:15.

Escocia Duo Concert

NESCGS and Inverurie Music are presenting an afternoon concert on Sunday January 13th, 3 pm, at the Acorn Centre. The Escocia Duo will be playing music including Farewell to Stromness (arr. Escocia duo) by Peter Maxwell Davies and their own arrangement of Wild Mountain Thyme. Other composers featured in the program are Paganini, Bach , Bartok and Piazzola with lots of folk rhythms and tunes from around the world.

NESCGS 6th Performance Concert

Kemnay Church Hall 23rd June at 2:30pm, doors open at 2:20pm

NESCGS members will be performing at their annual performance concert. There will be a selection of solos and duos and the guitar orchestra will be led by Peter Stewart.


AGM and Recital

21st May NESCGS AGM 7pm at Queens Cross Church, Aberdeen.

Followed by a FREE Guitar Recital by Jacopo Lazzaretti at 8:00pm

Jacopo was 1st in the NESCGS competition held at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Nov 2017. As the prize he is playing for the society. He won the prize back in 2016 and we look forward to hearing him again.