On Friday 20th January the Islwyn Acoustic Guitar Club opens its doors for the last time after 10 years.
During the last ten years the club has hosted numerous acoustic guitarists, solo bass players and even a couple of Chapman Stick players, in addition to promoting a wide range of musical styles.
The final evening will be in the company of Chris Fry, the clubís very own guitar virtuoso. The evening will be at the Jubilee Bar and Events Room at Wattsville, the clubís regular home for the last 18 months.
Chris Fry, from Abercarn, is a leading Welsh classical guitarist, guitar teacher and lead guitarist with award winning progressive rock band Magenta.
Chris was voted Classic Rock Society Magazine Guitarist of the year for 2008.
The award was presented by the legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.
Chrisís classical guitar repertoire includes the works of Spanish, South American and English composers and original arrangements of works for other instruments.
Chris has also appeared recently in the company of his brother Dan playing an amazing mixture of acoustic classical, jazz, flamenco and progressive rock material.
Chris will be joined on the night by current and past members of awarding winning progressive rock band Magenta and possibly also by one or two surprise guests.
Doors open at 7.30pm with the open mic session and followed by the concert with Chris and a few of his friends from 8.45pm.
Expect a few surprises and a very special prog rock raffle!
Tickets cost just £6.00 (members and students £5.00).
Tickets will be available on the door on the night.