Greetings from Scotland

Campanella
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Greetings from Scotland

Post by Campanella » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:19 am

Hi forum. I have been playing classical guitar since 2005, and despite a couple breaks, still have a seemingly unlimited passion for the instrument. Studied with Brian Roberts in Ann Arbor. Moved from Michigan to Scotland a couple weeks ago, where I am still adjusting to the rain, but won't miss the Michigan winters. Lived in Scotland as a youngster in the 80s and decided to come back. Already got to see Matthew Mcallister in Milport last weekend! Look forward to interacting on the forum.

-Bill, American in Scotland :D

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by GeoffB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:23 am

Hi Bill,

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by James Lister » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 pm

Hi Bill,

Welcome to the forum, it's good to have you here. Having left Scotland and the Classical Guitar Retreat a few days ago, I'm now in Toronto for our family holiday, but will be in Michigan in a few days time!

James
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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by Anthony Campanella » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Welcome Bill,

Cool name!

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by Golfgnome » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Campanella wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:19 am
Hi forum. I have been playing classical guitar since 2005, and despite a couple breaks, still have a seemingly unlimited passion for the instrument. Studied with Brian Roberts in Ann Arbor. Moved from Michigan to Scotland a couple weeks ago, where I am still adjusting to the rain, but won't miss the Michigan winters. Lived in Scotland as a youngster in the 80s and decided to come back. Already got to see Matthew Mcallister in Milport last weekend! Look forward to interacting on the forum.

-Bill, American in Scotland :D
Welcome Bill! Where in Scotland are you? My mother was born and raised in Govan. I've been there for a full tour. I loved the Highlands, Edinborough and St. Andrews.

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by George Crocket » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi Bill. Welcome to Scotland. I guess if you saw Matthew last weekend in Millport you are in the West, not too far from me in Glasgow. Despite the rain, I hope you enjoy life in Scotland.
George
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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Hi Bill. Try make it to Edinburgh some time. Lots of attractions including the Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society: https://scottishluteandearlyguitarsociety.wordpress.com

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by Campanella » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am

Thank you all for the great welcome and interest. I'm living in Saltcoats at the moments, just next to Largs, so not too far from Glasgow. Great to see so many here from the UK!

@James LIster - Was Matthew playing one of your guitars? I know the one he was playing was built by someone in the audience but I didn't hear the name.

@RobMacKillop - I was only aware of the one in Aberdeen. Thanks for the info, definitely interested in checking you out in Edinburgh. Would love to get some lessons with you at some point!

@George - I'm going to be looking for a teacher in the Glasgow area, anyone recommendations?

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:22 am

FYI - I have many Skype students.

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by Cass Couvelas » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm

Campanella wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am
@James LIster - Was Matthew playing one of your guitars?
No, he was playing a brand new guitar by Michael Ritchie.
"She ran the whole gamut of emotions from A to B."
(Dorothy Parker on Katharine Hepburn)

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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by James Lister » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:49 pm

Cass Couvelas wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Campanella wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am
@James LIster - Was Matthew playing one of your guitars?
No, he was playing a brand new guitar by Michael Ritchie.
Yes - a very new cedar top guitar. Sounded very nice in the cathedral.

James
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Re: Greetings from Scotland

Post by dogmatic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:36 am

Cass Couvelas wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Campanella wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am
@James LIster - Was Matthew playing one of your guitars?
No, he was playing a brand new guitar by Michael Ritchie.
Matthew's new guitar is a cedar top which Michael only delivered to him two days before the concert. He's been playing a Michael Ritchie spruce top since 2012.

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