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The Islwyn Acoustic Guitar Club, sometimes know simply as Islwyn Guitar Club or islwynacoustic, was established in January 2002 and is Wales's only music club/venue specialising in the acoustic guitar.

Although the main focus of the club is the acoustic guitar, our events are diverse ranging from solo guitar, singer-songwriter, duos and trios and, occasionally, lute, baroque guitar, English Guittar, Oud, Electric guitar, Chapman Stick or bass guitar recitals.
The club's musical fayre is also diverse with contemporary, early and classical music, folk, world, jazz, blues and progressive rock all being featured at the club at sometime in the last four years.

We usually meet once a month, on the third Friday, at the Jubilee Bar and Events Room at Wattsville near Crosskeys, north of Newport in south Wales.
The usual format of the meetings is: a play around/open mic session, where members and visitors can contribute to the proceedings (7.30 til 8.45); and a concert with guest artist (9 until close)

The club has occasionally helds concerts at other venues (e.g. Newbridge Memo, Blackwood Miner's Institute, Risca Rugby Club, Crsskeys Rugby Club) or on other days of the week.

The club is a constituted non-profit making body, with over 40 members in 2010, and is run by a management committee consisting of officers elected at the club's AGM.
The current management committee currently consists of: Chair - Chris Fry; Vice Chair/Bass Events Secretary - Andy Long; Rob Southall -Secretary/Treasurer; and Liz Keegan - Assistant Secretary.

To contact us regarding bookings and ticket availability please ring Rob Southall on 01495 270078 or email islwynacoustic@fsmail.net

In addition to this website the club also has a myspace page with photos, music and video at: http://www.myspace.com/islwynacousticguitarclub

and a youtube channel with more videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/islwynacoustic

Club member and local Virtuoso Gareth Pearson in action at the Crosskeys, March 2006 The legendary Welsh ragtime guitarist John James and club Secretary Rob Southall, June 2005  Allegria with Hywel Maggs, December 2005

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