Lauderdale Guitar Society is an informal group of guitar players, mostly classical but not exclusively so, who meet for monthly meetings here at Lauderdale House.
The group is open to anyone of any age, gender, ethnicity or ability with the slightest interest in guitar. Some members don't play the guitar, some play another instrument or sing and enjoy duets with guitar accompaniment. We have members who are keen regulars and those who come when they are able or so motivated.
There is no set agenda for each meeting. The Society always has been and continues to be run with a kind of anarchic pragmatism. Generally, by invitation and/or agreement, each member or visitor plays a piece or a few pieces in turn. If someone does not wish to play, there is no pressure and there are people who come regularly just to listen.
Although this usual format of the monthly meetings is a platform for performance, there are times when someone comes along with a new arrangement for a guitar ensemble and the members read it through together. There is room for flexibility and spontaneity.