Guitar Gatherings (GG)

CGSV's Guitar Gatherings provide the opportunity for players of all levels to perform to an audience of like minded and sympathetic guitar aficionados. This is great practice for exams and recitals, and helps to overcome performance anxiety. Watching and listening to others play will help your own technique and appreciation, and can assist in the formation of a playing repertoire.

Although relatively informal, the host will make sure that everybody gets a fair go, potentially via a playing roster. Generally one or two pieces can be played in succession. Extended performances over 10 minutes, can be accommodated by arrangement - please contact your Guitar Gathering host via Contact CGSV or FaceBook.

1. Guitar Gatherings

These now will be held at North Balwyn Baptist Church
Address: 136 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North, Vic 3104 admittance for members is free , non-members $10.

There will be a total of 8 of these events this year. 

  1. GG1: Host: Paul Nash; Feature: Nadia Sartori and Students. Saturday 6th April, 3-5pm,

    1. Note: The first Guitar Gathering will start 1 hour later at 3pm!!

  2. GG2: Host: Nadia Sartori: Saturday 4th May, 2-5pm,

  3. GG3: Host: Paul Nash: Feature: Dan Nistico and Students 1st June 2-5pm ,and,

  4. GG4: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: Dan McKay and Students. Saturday 6th July 2-5pm.

  5. GG5: Host: Nadia Sartori. Feature: John Griffiths Saturday 10th August 2-5pm.

  6. GG6: Host: Nadia Sartori. Feature: Susan Ellis and AMEB Examination Students. Saturday 7th September 2-5pm.

  7. GG7: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: Members Special. Saturday 5th October 2-5pm.

  8. GG8: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: Paul Nash’s Instrument Collection. Saturday 2nd November 2-5pm.

    • This GG will focus on Paul Nash’s Instrument Collection. On display will be the following guitars:

    • Jim Redgate Traditional 2018, Paulino Bernabe Royal 2009, Jose Maria Vilaplana Luthier 2009, Jose Rameriz 1a 1977, Andrew Doriean Traditional 2016, Andrea Tacchi 8-string, Julian Bream replica Lute (1967) by Andrew Doriean.

    • Paul will demo each instrument and you will get a chance to try the instruments. Members will be welcome to play.

  9. GG9: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: To be advised.. Saturday 7th December 2-5pm

Of course members will be very welcome to play in the second half of these events.  In addition, bring your new guitar along to show everyone!!

Come and introduce yourself at theses member events and play your favourite pieces to a receptive audience of fellow members and guitar enthusiasts.  Even if you don’t plan to play you might like to try other member’s guitar or let them try your ‘baby’!

Guitar Gatherings are a members' event, but visitors are welcome to attend and play twice before joining. You can join CGSV at the Gathering or by clicking Become a Member.
Richmond Guitar Gatherings
These will be discontinued for the time being due to the unavailability of the venue.  Venue: St Bartholomew's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond, 3121
Geelong Guitar Gatherings
6:30pm - 8:30pm, last Wednesday of each calendar month, starting 27/2/2019.  Venue: Vines Rd Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights.
Host: Bill Sinclair

Sponsor: Vines Road Community Centre.

2018 Themes:
February, "Schubert"  March, "Tango" 
2017 Themes:
February, "Morbidity"  March, "Asia"  April, "Central America"  May, "Composers with Q in their name"  June, "Mazurkas"  July, "Songs"  August, "f# tuning, and tuning in general"  September, "Harmonics"  October, "Australian"  November, "Music inspired by places"  December, "Celebrations"