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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Instruments, Strings, Music, Accessories, Repairs, Tuition


Patron & Friends


2017 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 14th September: 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise;  8.00-9.00pm - Ensemble with Helen James;  9.15 - Solo playing.

Thursday 12th October: 7.30pm - Tune up/informal practise; 8.00pm - Ensemble with Helen James; 9.15pm - Solo playing.

Thursday 9th November: 7.30pm - Short talk tbc; 8.00pm - Ensemble with Helen James; 9.15pm - Visiting Artists: Frances Griffin/Leo Turner Duo (originally planned for October).

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Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

Autumn concert

The Albach Duo of Rebecca Baulch and David Black will perform on the evening of November 11th at the Redmaids School Performing Arts Centre BS9 3AW. Tickets will be available to buy soon - only online here or on the door.

A review of our members’ summer concert

is on the Events page.

Events from other organisations
Also see the FGS website events page

Talented musician David R Godden sadly died in February 2017. He played well received recitals for BCGS on two occasions.

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