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Cambridge Guitar Club sessions are online with Skype or held at St James Centre.
Sessions are from 8pm to 10pm.
Over sixteens
only please for the online sessions.

When we meet in person then our venue is usually St James Centre, Wulfstan Way, Cambridge CB1 8QJ
Entrance is five pounds please towards the hire of the room.
Entrance for under sixteens is one pound and accompanied by an adult please.

How to get to the venue

Future events:

Thursday 2 December 2021
Thursday 4 November 2021
Thursday 7 October 2021 at St James Centre

Earlier events:

Thursday 9 September 2021 at St James Centre
Ensembles by Sigfús Einarsson and Eythor Thorlaksson. And fingerstyle guitar solos of music by John Dowland, Kris Kristofferson, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Joni Mitchell, Peter Nuttall, Astor Piazzolla, Gerald Schwertberger and Andy Wilson.

Summer holiday in August

Thursday 8 July 2021 online
The ensemble guitar music was traditional Andean, Mexican and a piece by Eythor Thorlaksson. Solos were composed by Abel Fleury, Jesse Harris, Oleg Kiselev, Kris Kristofferson, Maria Linnemann, Steve Marsh, Tony Skinner, Fernando Sor and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Thursday 10 June 2021 online
Solo guitar music by Julián Arcas, Tom Bryans, Bartolomé Calatayud, Matteo Carcassi, Richard Fariña, Jose Ferrer, Will McNicol, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Gary Ryan, Fernando Sor, Eythor Thorlaksson, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, and ensembles by Johann Gebauer, Eythor Thorlaksson and traditional Jamaican music.

Thursday 6 May 2021 online
Guitar music by Julián Arcas, Dionisio Aguado, Yvonne Bloor, Bartolomé Calatayud, Hoagy Carmichael, Jose Ferrer, Eythor Thorlaksson, Merv Young, and traditional pieces from Catalonia, Chile, Holland and Ireland. Solos and ensembles.

Thursday 8 April 2021 online
We played guitar music by Ferdinando Carulli, Napoléon Coste, John Dowland, Jose Ferrer, Peter Nuttall, Jacques de Saint Luc, Domenico Scarlatti, Tony Skinner, Fernando Sor, Tatiana Stachak, Eythor Thorlaksson, and traditional Brazilian, Irish and Russian pieces.

Thursday 4 March 2021 online
Solos and ensembles – music by Giuseppe Brescianello, Ferdinando Carulli, Cees Hartog, Lennon and McCartney, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Gerrard Montreuil, Peter Nuttall, Giulio Regondi, and Greek and Mexican traditional dances.

Thursday 4 February 2021 online
Ensembles by Sigfús Einarsson, Eythor Thorlaksson and Canadian traditional, plus solos by JS Bach, Agustín Barrios, Bartolomé Calatayud, Ferdinando Carulli, Maurice Jarre, Scott Joplin, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Will McNicol, Peter Nuttall, Astor Piazzolla and a 17th century anonymous piece.

Thursday 7 January 2021 New Year Session online
Guitar solos by Isaac Albéniz, JS Bach, Günter Flechtner, Mauro Giuliani, Cees Hartog, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Juan Muro, Giacomo Puccini, Julio Sagreras, Fernando Sor, traditional Celtic and ensembles by Sigfus Einarsson, Johann Gebauer and traditional music from the Andes.

Thursday 3 December 2020 Xmas Party Session online
We played Xmas carols and pieces by JS Bach, Irving Berlin, Franz Gruber, Cees Hartog, Hans Neusidler, Fernando Sor, Andy Wilson, and guitar ensemble music by Eythor Thorlaksson and traditional music from Brazil, Spain and Jamaica.

Thursday 5 November 2020 online
Music by Bartolomé Calatayud, Ferdinando Carulli, Mauro Giuliani, Wenzel Matiegka, Robin Pearson, Richard Rodgers, Fernando Sor, John Philip Sousa, lute music from the Renaissance, Irish jigs and guitar ensemble music by JS Bach, traditional Jamaican and Eythor Thorlaksson.

Thursday 1 October 2020 online
Guitar solos by Turlough O’Carolan, Ferdinando Carulli, Napoléon Coste, David Cottam, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Johann Pachelbel, Quique Sinesi, Fernando Sor, and guitar duos by JS Bach, Olof Ahlstrom and Eythor Thorlaksson.

Thursday 3 September 2020 online
Guitar duos by Carl Almqvist, Greek traditional and Eythor Thorlaksson. Guitar solos by Alexander Alexandrov, Bartolomé Calatayud, Matteo Carcassi, Ferdinando Carulli, David Cottam, Luis de Milán, Peter Nuttall, Robin Pearson, Gaspar Sanz and Fernando Sor.

Summer holiday in August

Thursday 2 July 2020 online
We played music by Dionisio Aguado, Agustín Barrios, Tom Bryans, Matteo Carcassi, Walter Heinze, Joseph Küffner, Luis de Milán, Peter Nuttall, João Pernambuco, Domenico Scarlatti, Eythor Thorlaksson, and traditional Spanish music.

Thursday 4 June 2020 online
Music by JS Bach, Leonard Cohen, Levino Conceição, Federico García Lorca, Will McNicol, Eythor Thorlaksson, plus traditional American, country blues and flamenco pieces. Guitar duos and solos.

Thursday 7 May 2020 online
Guitar duos and solos composed by Harold Arlen, Leonard Cohen, George Handel, Ernest Lawlars, Alonso Mudarra, Jimmy Page, Daniel Rosenfeld, Georg Telemann, Eythor Thorlaksson, Merv Young, traditional Danish, country blues and ambient music!

Thursday 2 April 2020 online
We played guitar music by JS Bach, Leonard Cohen, Máximo Diego Pujol, Elvis Presley, Gaspar Sanz, Eythor Thorlaksson, Celtic music, blues, solos and duos.

Thursday 5 March 2020
Guitar music by Andrew Forrest, Manuel Ponce, Michael Praetorius, Gaspar Sanz, Eythor Thorlaksson, traditional music from the Andes, Ireland, Jamaica and Scotland, and a Flamenco soleares.

Thursday 6 February 2020
Guitar solos, duos and ensembles. Pieces by Attilio Bernardini, Leo Brouwer, John Dowland, Andrew Forrest, Mauro Giuliani, Luis de Narváez, Peter Nuttall, Erik Satie, Eythor Thorlaksson, and traditional music from Ireland, Russia and Croatia.

Thursday 9 January 2020 New Year Session
We played music by Agustín Barrios, Attilio Bernardini, Bartolomé Calatayud, Elizabeth Cotten, Tomás Damas, Scott Joplin, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Peter Nuttall, Dilermando Reis, traditional music from Scotland, America, Brazil and Chile. Ensembles, trios and solos.

Thursday 5 December 2019 Xmas Party Session
Compositions by JS Bach, Agustín Barrios, Sam Cooke, Abel Fleury, Chaz Hart, Tom Jones, Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Eythor Thorlaksson, traditional Celtic, English and Spanish villancicos and more. Ensembles, duos and solos. Thank you for the xmas fare!

Thursday 7 November 2019
Music by Matteo Carcassi, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, François Couperin, Henry Mancini, Peter Nuttall, Richard Rodgers, Fernando Sor, Eythor Thorlaksson, and traditional music from Catalonia, England, Spain and South America. Ensembles, duos and solos.

Thursday 3 October 2019
Guitar ensembles, duos and solos, with music by Fridrik Bjarnason, Bartolomé Calatayud, Tomás Damas, John Dowland, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Alfonso Montes, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Peter Nuttall, Máximo Diego Pujol, Eythor Thorlaksson, Jay Unbar, John Whitworth, Andrew York, plus traditional music from Austria, Jamaica, Scotland, South America and more!

Thursday 5 September 2019
We played blues and traditional Celtic music and from Greece, Chile and Mexico, and pieces by Julio Sagreras, Joseph Kosma, The Beatles, Bartolomé Calatayud, Tony Skinner, Turner Layton, Andrew York, Sophocles Papas, guitar ensembles, duo and solos.

Summer holiday in August

Thursday 4 July 2019 Summer Party
Music by JS Bach, Frederic Chopin, George Gershwin, Peter Nuttall, Otis Redding, Adrian Le Roy, Juan Rodriguez, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega, Scottish, Irish and Mexican traditional music, Mississippi delta blues and more. Thank you to all those who brought food and drink!

Thursday 6 June 2019
Guitar ensembles, trios, duos, solos. Instrumental music by JS Bach, Turlough O'Carolan, Mauro Giuliani, Peter Nuttall, Heitor Villa-Lobos, John Whitworth, lute music from the renaissance, and traditional US and Brazilian tunes. Songs by Sam Cooke, Brenda Gatusch, Charles Fox, Otis Redding and Steve Cropper.

Thursday 9 May 2019
We played music by Agustin Barrios, Francois Campion, Mauro Giuliani, George Handel, Nikita Koshkin, Johann Martini, Gerard Montreuil, Peter Nuttall, Dilermando Reis, John Whitworth, plus traditional music from Chile, El Salvador, Brazil, Scotland and Spain. Solos, trios, ensembles. And some American fiddle tunes played on a banjo!

Thursday 4 April 2019
Music by Johann Bach, Agustin Barrios, the Beatles, Matteo Carcassi, Jean Baptiste Loeillet, Wolfgang Mozart, Peter Nuttall, Ken Perlman, Dilermando Reis, Juan A Rodriguez, Julio Sagreras, John Whitworth, and traditional music from Chile. Solos, duos, trios and ensembles.

Thursday 7 March 2019
Ensembles, quartets, trios and solos this session! Pieces by Calatayud, Campion, Gatusch, Mozart, Nuttall, Thorlaksson, Torroba, Whitworth, traditional English, German, Jamaican and Spanish music, and blues and more!

Thursday 7 February 2019
Guitar ensembles, trios, duos and solos this session. Compositions by Carolan, Dowland, Forrest, Mason Williams, McCartney, Milan, Montreuil, Nuttall, Pernambuco, Torroba, Whitworth, and traditional Celtic and South American music for guitar.

Thursday 10 January 2019 New Year Session
Music by Barrios, Montreuil, Nuttall, Sor, Tarrega and Whitworth, arrangements of popular songs, and traditional music from Brazil, England, Mexico, Peru and Spain, solos and ensembles.

Thursday 6 December 2018 Xmas Party Session
We played music by Bach, Forrest, Handel, Lindsey-Clark, Montreuil, Nuttall, Regondi, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Whitworth, traditional Celtic, Mexican, xmas songs, blues songs, solos, duos, ensembles. Thanks for the food and drink too!

Thursday 8 November 2018
Guitar music by Calatayud, Marsh, Mozart, Regondi, Sanz, Sor, Tarrega, The Beatles, traditional 'Wild Mountain Thyme' and 'Blackberry Blossom', solos, trios and ensembles.

Thursday 4 October 2018
Lots of duos this session as well as ensembles and solo performances. Pieces by Bach, Calatayud, Carulli, Debussy, Ferrer, Mertz, Petzold, The Beatles, traditional Celtic, Spanish, 'Moon River', 'Clair de lune', 'Bear Dance'.

Thursday 6 September 2018
Music by Matteo Carcassi, Michael Raven, The Beatles, Reginald Smith Brindle, traditional Spanish, film music 'The Bare Necessities', pop song arrangements and more, solos, trios and ensemble too!

Summer holiday

Thursday 12 July 2018 Summer Party
We played music by JS Bach, Beethoven, Bill Broonzy, Turlough O'Carolan, Leonard Cohen, George Gershwin, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Don McLean, traditional English, 'Summer Holiday', 'The British Grenadiers', ensembles, trios and solos.

Thursday 7 June 2018
Ensemble music, trios and solos by Bartolome Calatayud, Matteo Carcassi, Andrew Forrest, Mauro Giuliani, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Marsh, Peter Nuttall, Turlough O'Carolan, Otis Redding, Michael Soloway, Fernando Sor, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, and traditional Afro-Caribbean, South American and Celtic music.

Thursday 10 May 2018 at Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane CB5 8BA
Group and solo music by JS Bach, Andrew Forrest, Gordon Lightfoot, Mauro Giuliani, Nikita Koshkin, Johann Mertz, Peter Nuttall, Turlough O'Carolan, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega and more!

Thursday 5 April 2018
Guitar ensembles, trios and solos! Music by Tomaso Albinoni, Andrew Forrest, Mauro Giuliani, Mississippi John Hurt, Antonio Lauro, Peter Nuttall, Francisco Tarrega, country blues, baroque, classical, and folk!

Thursday 1 March 2018
We played music by JS Bach, Agustin Barrios, Matteo Carcassi, Ferdinando Carulli, Andrew Forrest, Mauro Giuliani, Lennon and McCartney, Hank Marvin, Peter Nuttall, Dilermando Reis, Richard Starkey, Eythor Thorlaksson, Spanish flamenco dance Malaguena, Estampie medieval dance from 14
th century, French Branle dances from 16th century, solos, trios and ensembles.

Thursday 1 February 2018
Guitar music by Aguado, JS Bach, Carulli, Carolan, Clapton, Denver, Guinga, Joplin, Montes, flamenco Granaínas, traditional Celtic and Icelandic, solos and ensembles.

Thursday 11 January 2018 New Year Party
Fingerstyle guitar music by Agustin Barrios, John Dowland, Andrew Forrest, Lennon and McCartney, Gaspar Sanz, Erik Satie, Fernando Sor, Antonio Vivaldi, traditional arrangement of Scarborough Fair, solos and trios.

Xmas holiday

Thursday 7 December 2017 Xmas Party
Xmas group music, and tunes by Nikita Koshkin, Andrew Forrest, JS Bach, Lennon and McCartney, Don McLean, Brazilian music, blues and soul – Otis Redding, Louis Armstrong. Thank you for the party food, drinks and music!

Thursday 9 November 2017
Ensembles, duos and solos, nylon string and steel string guitar music from Andrew Forrest, Leo Brouwer, Antonio Lauro, Don McLean, Eythor Thorlaksson, music from the Renaissance, traditional Celtic and more!

Thursday 5 October 2017
We played works by Andrew Forrest, Gordon Giltrap, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alfonso Montes, Peter Nuttall, Eythor Thorlaksson, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, and traditional Renaissance, flamenco Farruca, and blues.

Thursday 7 September 2017
Music by Cardoso, Clapton, Coste, Iglesias, Koshkin, Morel, Purcell, Forrest, traditional English and Celtic, zamba, rumba, habanera and more!

Summer holiday

Thursday 13 July 2017 Summer Party
We played music by Beethoven, Carolan, Dowland, Einaudi, Ferrer, Forrest, Johnson, Sor, traditional Spanish, blues, trios, duos and solos.

Thursday 8 June 2017
Music by The Beatles, David Cottam, Andrew Forrest, John Denver, Lindsey-Clark, Sor, Thorlaksson, Villa-Lobos, Mason Williams, traditional blues and Celtic, ensembles, duos and solo performances.

Thursday 11 May 2017
We played guitar music by Byrd, Dowland, Koshkin, Lead Belly, Lindsey-Clark, Nuttall, Scarlatti, Tarrega, Thorlaksson, Waller, Williams, plus traditional music, blues, solos, trios and ensembles.

Thursday 6 April 2017
Guitar solos, trios and ensemble. Music by Brouwer, Lindsey-Clark, Lauro, Nuttall, Piazzolla, Tarrega, Celtic traditional and troubadour pieces.

Thursday 2 March 2017
Guitar music by Bach, Denver, Ellington, Horetzky, Myers, Nuttall, Tarrega, flamenco improvisation, Brazilian samba, guitar duos, ensemble playing.

Thursday 2 February 2017
We played music by JS Bach, Lindsey Clark, Forest, Nuttall, Eric Satie, Tarrega, Whitworth, Mason Williams, Leon Russell, traditional pieces, flamenco improvisation, guitar trios, ensemble playing.

Thursday 12 January 2017
Music by Francisco Tarrega, Jose Ferrer, Fernando Sor, Peter Nuttall, The Police, Jesse Fuller's 'San Francisco Bay Blues', flamenco improvisation, renaissance music by Holborne and anon, several guitar trios and larger ensemble playing.

Thursday 8 December 2016 Xmas Party
Xmas guitar music and fare! Flamenco, blues, film music, early music and music by John Denver, Fernando Sor, Cat Stevens, guitar trios and more!

Thursday 10 November 2016
Guitar trios and ensemble, guitar solos by John Whitworth, Vincent Lindsey Clark, Jorge Cardoso, Heitor Villa Lobos, John Denver, Bartolome Calatayud, Francisco Tarrega and some traditional pieces too.

Thursday 6 October 2016
We played music by JS Bach, Leo Brouwer, Eric Clapton, Jesse Harris, Chaz Hart, Jorge Morel, Schubert and more!

Thursday 8 September 2016
G
uitar solos, duos and trios with music by Leo Brouwer, David Cottam, Ferdinando Carulli, Gerald Garcia, Peter Nuttall, Julio Sagreras and some traditional music from El Salvador, Venezuela and Peru.

Summer holiday

Thursday 9 June 2016
G
uitar music by the Beatles, Bloor, Brouwer, Carulli, Marsh, Nuttall, Ryan, traditional Celtic music and some own compositions too, plus some ensemble playing at the start of the session.

Thursday 12 May 2016
At the session this evening there was guitar music by Chuck Berry, Leo Brouwer, Sam Cooke, George Harrison, Mississippi John Hurt, Jorge Morel, Julio Sagreras, Fernando Sor and more. Spanish, Latin American, country blues, soul, rock and roll.

Thursday 14 April 2016
Guitar pieces by Albeniz, Almqvist, Bjarnason, Carulli, Sam Cook, Hendrix, Nuttall, Pujol, Sor, Thorlaksson. Solos, duos and ensemble playing too!

March - Easter holiday

Thursday 4 February 2016
Compositions by Graham, Johnson, Morel, Nuttall, Pearson, Schubert, Thorlaksson and more. Music genres included renaissance, romantic, blues, Spanish, Celtic, flamenco and pop!

Thursday 14 January 2016
Tonights music included pieces by Bach, Carcassi, Ferrer, Hart, Johnson, Lauro, Pernambuco, Tarrega, The Beatles, traditional blues and Celtic music, and three pieces for guitar group.

Thursday 10 December 2015
We played music by Tarrega, Piazzolla, Morel, The Beatles, Guinga, Latin American dances, Celtic arrangements, plus guitar ensemble pieces.

Thursday 12 November 2015
Music by Bach, Carulli, Ferandiere, Hartog, Ryan, Scarlatti, traditional folk, Celtic and country music, 'Van der Valk' theme, 'Viva Espana', Cuban song 'Guantanamera' and more, and new guitar ensemble pieces too!

Thursday 8 October 2015
We played guitar music by Calvi, Carulli, Cutting, Garcia, Giuliani, Marsh, Nuttall, Ponce, pop song arrangements and ensemble pieces.

Thursday 10 September 2015
Music included pieces by Anderson, Ferrer, Hartog, Lindsey-Clark, Pearson, Presley, Pujol, Ryan, Sanchez, Sor, Vangelis, York, ensemble pieces and more!

August holiday

Thursday 9 July 2015
Music by Giuliani, Sor, Lauro, Villa-Lobos, Pearson, traditional English, flamenco Sevillanas and Soleares, and ensemble playing.

Thursday 18 June 2015
We played guitar music by Cardoso, Lauro, Tarrega, Brouwer, Garcia, Montes, 'Spanish Romance', pop arrangements Rolling Stones, jazz versions 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Hey Jude' and ensemble music.

May holiday

Thursday 16 April 2015
Music by Whitworth and Nuttall, Stephen Goss, Eduardo Sáinz de la Maza, Torroba, Lauro and traditional Japanese and Yiddish tunes.

Thursday 5 March 2015
Guitar ensemble pieces, duos and trios and solos too! Including 'Menuet' by Brescianello and 'I Spy' by Colin Downs.

Thursday 5 February 2015
Latin American compositions by Alfonso Montes, blues by Peter Nuttall and Eric Clapton, guitar ensemble traditional piece 'The Water is Wide'.

Thursday 15 January 2015
Music by Tarrega, Mertz, Bach, Brouwer, Emmanuel, Ryan, Matiegka, Nuttall and more!

Thursday 11 December 2014
Arrangements for guitar of traditional xmas carols and popular xmas songs, music by Kellner, Lauro, Mertz, Montes, Schubert, Sor,Weiss, and guitar ensemble.

Thursday 6 November 2014
Music by Tarrega, Sor, Lauro, Bach, arrangements of popular songs and group guitar pieces.

Thursday 9 October 2014
'
The Acrobat' by Wrieden, 'Musette' by Bach, guitar studies by Sor, 'Amazing Grace', Spanish dances by Granados, Latin American bossa nova and tango, jazz standards and guitar group pieces.

Thursday 11 September 2014
Music included three South American pieces by Montes, 'Nostalgia' by Hartog, 'My Way', 'Spring Song' by Nuttall, three guitar duets by Adrian Ingram, film music from 'La Vie en Rose', 'La Paloma', 'El Condor el Pasa' arranged by Burden, and two Venezuelan waltzes by Lauro.

August Summer holiday

Thursday 17 July 2014
'Simply Swing' – five swing music pieces by Lindsey Vincent Clark, 'Peacherine Rag' and 'A Breeze from Alabama' both by Scott Joplin, Celtic tunes 'Loch Lomond', 'Skye Boat Song' and 'Wild Mountain Thyme', plus some pop arrangements for acoustic guitar.

Thursday 26 June 2014
Jazz standards, 'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton, music by Jim Croce and Gary Ryan, ragtime music by Scott Joplin, 'Soledad' by Stefan Oser, 'Scarborough Fair', 'Granada' by Peter Nuttall and more!

Thursday 29 May 2014
C
eltic music 'The Boys of Bluehill', 'Baidin Pheilimi', 'Boulavogue', 'The Lark in the Clear Air' and jazz standards 'Moon River', 'Misty', 'Autumn Leaves' and traditional pieces 'The Lady in the Boat', 'Buttered Peas' and 'The Bear Dance'.

Thursday 24 April 2014
Music by Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Jesse Harris, Fernando Sor, Matteo Carcassi, Mauro Giuliani, 'Autumn Leaves', 'Spanish Romance', and 16th century renaissance pieces.

Thursday 20 March 2014
P
op music arrangements by Cees Hartog, branles by Guillaume Morlaye, dances by Mauro Giuliani, JS Bach's 'Cello music, ragtime by Scott Joplin, and flamenco rumba.

Thursday 27 February 2014
Music by Napoleon Coste, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, traditional English and Catalan, South American tango, bossa nova and samba, and original songs.

Thursday 19 December 2013
Music by Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Maria Linnemann, traditional Celtic tunes, 'El Condor Pasa' by Robles and arrangements of xmas music for guitar.

Thursday 21 November 2013
Our November open mic included music by JS Bach, Carcassi, Paganini, O'Carolan, and pop arrangements by Cees Hartog, and Mississippi delta blues.

Thursday 17 October 2013
Our October open mic featured 'Eye Level' - the theme from Van der Valk, 'Peppermint Rag', the Celtic 'Mist Covered Mountains of Home, 'Rio by Night' bossa nova and Spanish and pop music by Cees Hartog.

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