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Free Guitar Concert at Oakland University and other events


Dear Friends of MFGS

First of all we would like to thank Calum Graham for his amazing performances at Trinity House , in Windsor at Mackenzie Hall and at a private House Concert.  All 3 concerts had full houses and his guitar compositions and his pieces with his (and Marissa's) vocals were very well received.  Hope to see Calum back this way again. 

JB Davies opened for Calum at Trinity House and performed several arrangements and original pieces on his 6 string and harp guitars.  Yeman Al-Rawi opened for Calum at the house concert and showed us some very nice guitar work. Yeman will be competing in the Canadian Guitar Festival this summer in Kingston Ontario. 

One of our long time friends Stephen Bennett is doing some interesting work.  He has a kickstarter fund going so that he can create some amazing music with a symphony titled  Powhatan Suite .  Here is the link and it would be great if you could support this initiative.

From our friends at Classical Guitar Society of Michigan

The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan (CGSM) is a non-profit 501-c3 organization dedicated to "foster the love, appreciation and the use of the guitar as one of the great instruments of musical art, and to bring together all those who share this conviction."

The 2014-15 season for CGSM ends with their May 17th   Member’s Concert at 2 pm at the Plymouth Public Library, featuring all those who signed up to share their music with us.

The concert will start at 2 pm and it will be something special with performances of recently composed music, as well as more traditional repertoire. Performers are welcome to show up any time after 1 pm to warm up. All are invited to attend (bring family and friends), and stay to enjoy refreshments and friendly conversation after the concert. Please bring your favorite finger food to share!


On May 21st -  Italian classical guitarist Roberto Fabbri will take the stage in Oakland Universityís Varner Recital Hall at 8 p.m.  This is a free concert! Information included in this link.

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, May 28-30, 2015

(Formerly the "Classical Guitar Weekend"). Jason Vieaux, Paul Galbraith and other guitarists and luthiers will present recitals, master classes, lectures, and exhibits. For more information visit (click on "guitar festival"), or call 216-752-7502. 

University of Cincinnati, CCM 32nd Annual Classical Guitar Workshop, July 12-18, 2015

Cincinnati, OH. Technique classes, ensembles, master classes, special sessions, and recitals will available. A great chance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels throughout. For more information visit or call 513-281-2865.


Performing Artists - the best in the world -July 24 - 26, 2015

The Canadian Guitar Festival will announce it's artists soon but save the dates so that you'll be able to attend.   Del Vezeau has worked so hard to make this festival be as successful as it is.  Don't miss it...besides Yeman Al-Rawi who has opened for Michael Chapdelaine and Calum Graham will be in the competition!!!


And last but not least don't forget Michigan's own Interlochen Guitar Festival held Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Saturday, August 1, 2015

Amazing artists like MFGS supporter Don Ross, Thom Bresh and Matthew Schroeder! 


Fall Concerts -

Sept 26th  - Maneli Jamal - first time performing for Michigan Fingerstyle

October - Stefano Barone - TBD

November 7th - Al Petteway and Amy White will return for another sold out house!


Thanks for supporting the artists and the venues that host them!!


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JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Ron Stavale


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