The Guitarstand@Bullion update:-

A Message to all Members9th April 2021

Hi to all members.

The Government’s Road to Recovery seems to be taking affect. Well. so far so good, at least.

I spoke to Martin of Bullion Hall via Zoom recently and, from that discussion, we can set WEDNESDAY 19th MAY 2021 as our provisional re-launch date.

Again, we have to be prepared to push back any dates proposed, if required to do so. Something we’re very familiar with, I know, but at least we’ll be under starter’s orders when the time is right.

It might be worth checking out the the Covid rules/guidelines for operation :- http://tomwelchguitar.com/?page_id=4519

KIDzGUITARSTAND@Bullion Provisional return date

Hi to all members.

The Government’s Road to Recovery seems to be taking affect. Well. so far so good, at least.

I spoke to Martin of Bullion Hall via Zoom recently and, from that discussion, we can set WEDNESDAY 19th MAY 2021 as our provisional re-launch date.

Start time will be 4:45pm for an hour, which will allow everyone time to safely exit the building before the next group arrive to start at 6pm.

Play-Along Week 2

8th April 2021

Another enjoyable session with a seamless continuation of both music and craic.

One of the side elements of entertainment was the fact that I went through 3 x “G” strings – ( and before anyone wades in here, no! these were definitely not wardrobe malfunctions – I have a strict rule about that kind of apparel, only on weekends).

Having never ever broken a string in decades, I was appalled to find that, like the old London Buses Cliche, 3 came along at once. Luckily, I had reserves on hand, but I eventually reverted back to my old Aria acoustic guitar for fear of further breakages.

So that’s week 2 of 6 completed. I’m really looking forward to the remaining 4 sessions.

GuitarStand in Conjunction with Bullion Hall Present Live On-Line Play-Along Nights

1st April 2021

We held the first of the proposed Six Zoom Play-along Sessions last night and, it went down really well even though it was a week later than planned. The feed-back has all been positive with everyone enjoying themselves.

With a decent turnout, obviously everyone liked the music and enjoyed taking part. But it was the banter which was also a big draw, as it continued from our earlier trial weeks on Google Meet.

Another thing which we continued was the development of our play list. This was drawn from our Blackhill Play-List with a few new additions.

Let’s hope everyone is still as enthusiastic next week and the weeks that follow.

Guitarstand@Blackhill

17th March 2021

Hi to all Blackhill Community Centre Guitar Club members. I hope I find you safe and well.

The latest provisional date for re-launch of the Guitarstand@Blackhill can now be set for Saturday 22nd May at 12:30pm. Further details will follow as soon as they become known.

Again, we have to be prepared to push back any dates proposed, if required to do so. Something we’re very familiar with, I know, but at least we’ll be under starter’s orders when the time is right.

Live On-Line Play-Along Nights

19th March 2021

Week 2 of the trial Play-Along nights took place tonight, (Wednesday 17th March), using the Google Meet platform and, despite a few more technical issues, we got down to some serious music.

Again, everyone taking part really enjoyed the night which gave us the opportunity to work down our playlist and, John was allowed out of the coal house, (obviously in lieu of good behaviour). So it was certainly good to see him.

I was not immune to the techy glitches this week, but I managed to get past them and the show did go on.

Next week is the first in the last, (3rd), of our google meet trial nights before we embark on our 6 weekly instalments of the joint Bullion Hall/Guitarstand Play-Along-Nights. Every Wednesday at 7:30pm for 6 weeks. Let me know if you want to join us, it’s free.

If you want to join us on Zoom, let me know at guitarstand01@gmail.com

Our regular weekly on-line Play-Along-Night will revert back to Google-Meet for a couple of weeks when the 6 Zoom sessions end. After that, we should be resuming at Bullion Hall in person on 19th May. Should everyone still want the on-line meeting to continue from that week, we shall probably have to change our evening to Mondays.

Again, please do let me know if you want to join us by contacting me at guitarstand01@gmail.com.