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FGS Map showing Guitar Societies of UK and Ireland


Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre

Offers guitars, strings, music and professional tuition.


Trinity Guildhall

Guitar examinations from beginner to accomplished performer.

(Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

Guitar makers

Rik Middleton

Maker of fine classical guitars in the English midlands.

Peter Beer Guitars

Traditional Craftsmanship, Modern Thinking from his workshop in Scotland. See this article from 2015 -

Oren Myers Classical Guitar Maker

Oxfordshire luthier making traditional English instruments

Alastair McNeill

Wiltshire maker of some 40 years’ standing. ‘… Excellent. The work of a dedicated luthier and artist.’ John Mills

E-mail  Alastair

Stephen Cadney

Constructor of guitars and vihuelas of high quality, based in Manchester.


Zoltan Farkas

Professional classical guitar tuition for the beginner and for advanced players. References available. Music provided for the lessons from a comprehensive stock ranging from simple studies through to concert level. Lessons by arrangement - see website

or phone 0785 7275 220 / e-mail

Helen James

Classical guitar lessons in Keynsham, details at 

Pat Tedbury

Pat has been a professional performer, composer and teacher of Spanish and Latin American music since 1968. He is based in Westbury-on-Trym. Contact him on 0117 9506017.

The European Guitar Teachers Association  

The Association exists to develop and improve the standards of guitar teaching.

Guitar Societies:

Map of UK and Ireland Guitar Societies

The Bristol Mandolin and Guitar ensemble  - Run by Knud Stüwe who leads fortnightly rehearsals and is keen to recruit

Canterbury Guitar Society

Worcester Classical Guitar Society

The Northamptonshire Classical Guitar and Lute Society

The Southampton Classical Guitar Society

See a full list of UK Guitar Societies - This is the website of the Federation of Guitar Societies.

The Guitar Foundation of America


Adam Purnell

Adam is a Friend (click for details) of Bristol CGS. He has a website and myspace entry.

Cafe Guitar

Bridging the gap between classical and popular music. Tony Lewis plays the traditional classic pieces and also adapts well known music for solo guitar. For more information see his website.

Graham Wade

Internationally acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on the classical guitar, his publications include biographies of Andres Segovia and Joaquin Rodrigo.

Duo Recado

The duo consists of David Griffiths on mandolin and our own ensemble maestra Helen James on guitar. Their repertoire ranges from Italian, Gypsy and Swing music to Latin and Classical

Other Links

Patron & Friends of BCGS

 The International Guitar Foundation

The IGF organises Guitar Festivals and Summer Schools, catering for all styles of guitar playing.


Classical Guitar News - an on-line service.

Classical Guitar Magazine - Still the monthly reference for the classical guitar world.

On-line Forums

Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum

If you're into forums or are searching for a piece of music, check this one out.

Study Breaks

Guitar ensemble weekends in West Sussex. They also host an International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School.

Guitar Workshop Holidays in Spain

Cottage accommodation in Granada with tuition.

Dillington House

Dillington House in Somerset hold an annual Classical Guitar Summer School and a Classical Guitar Festival in August. There are also courses for guitarists.


Classical Guitar History

Includes more links.

Sheet music

plus more links to free Music: