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.  New premises - the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE.

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Patron & Friends


2018 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 11th October 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise;  8.00 - 9.00pm - Ensemble with  Helen James; 9.15pm - Visiting artist - Adam Khan.

Thursday 8th November 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise; Short talk - No right-hand nails;  8.00 - 9.00pm - Ensemble with  Helen James; 9.15pm - Solo playing.

Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

Our next concert: 24th November 2018 - Graham Devine. Details to follow.

Events from other organisations
Also see the FGS website events page

In 2018 talented musician and instument maker Rob Russell died. Rob was a valued member of BCGS. Read his obituary here.

Talented musician David R Godden sadly
died in February 2017. Read his obituary here.

Guitar for sale

1840s Louis Panormo

Click here for details (pdf)

Guitar People Remembered


Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre
Sadly the Guitar Centre closed permanently in December 2017 upon the retirement of proprietor Chris Gilbert. We wish Chris a long and happy retirement.

Ensemble Director

Helen James


Berta Rojas

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

Berta Rojas & John Williams at the Globe: BCGS patron brings the house down

Our Patron Berta Rojas shared the concert stage with John Williams on Saturday 21st July as his guest at Shakespeare's Globe in London. Two of our members were lucky enough to get tickets, and the performance of each, and in the encore, the two of them in duo, was unforgettable: read the review at