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CLAUDIO VALENTINI(Classical Style Guitar, Ardoch)

August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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Enjoy an afternoon of beautifully played Classical guitar with Claudio Valentini!

Claudio has been playing classical guitar for over 40 years and has degrees from York University and the University of Toronto. He was a high school music teacher for 30 years, but is now focusing on performing.  In the past, his ongoing engagements included Des Copains, The Vineyard, L’Entrecotte, Pirendello’s, and the Townhouse Cafe; he is currently performing at the Best Western in Perth and Spill the Beanz.  He has performed at venues such as C.B.C. Television and Radio, TV Ontario, York University, University of Toronto, A Space, The Music Gallery. the National Archives, Sundance Artisan Festival.  He has also been the musical director for various musical theatre productions. What a beautiful soundscape for a Friday afternoon…

Check out his Playlist:

I am always adding to my playlist, and I can accommodate you if your choice of musical selection is not on the list. (I will require some lead time to find or write an arrangement). I can also compose something unique to your event.

Popular – Contemporary

Andrew Lloyd Weber
            Dont Cry for Me Argentina
            I Dont Know How to Love Him
            Eleanor Rigby
            Here Comes the Sun
            Here There and Everywhere

            In My Life

            Norwegian Wood
            When Im Sixty Four
While my Guitar Gently Weeps

Cat Stevens
Father and Son
Morning Has Broken
Simon and Garfunkel
            Bridge Over Troubled Waters
            El Condor Pasa – Daniel Alomía Robles
Scott Joplin
The Entertainer

            Maple Leaf Rag
            Weeping Willow 1
            Weeping Willow 2
            Original Rag
            Every Breath You Take
Fields of Gold

Abide With Me – Lyte
Amazing Grace Blues – Trad.

            America the Beautiful – Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel Augustus Ward
            Auralee (Love me Tender) – W. W. Fosdickand and George R. Poulton
            Due Guitar – Anonymous
            God Save the Queen
            Return to Sorento – Ernesto De Curtis and Giambattista De Curtiss
            Scarborough Fair – Anonymous
            Star Spangled Banner – Keys
Waters of Babylon – Hayes
Event Music – i.e. Wedding March, Happy Birthday, Christmas Carols

Other Popular
            All I Have To Do Is Dream – Bryant (Everly Brothers)
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

            Brahms Lullab
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Martini (Elvis Presley)

            Classical Gas – Mason Williams
            Con Te Partiro – (Andrea Bocelli) Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto
El Condor Pasa – Robles
Endless Love – Lionel Richie

            Fire and Rain – James Taylor
            Halleluiah – Leonard Cohen
Happy Birthday – M and P Hill
If it’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
I Think it’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman

            Kiss From a Rose – Seal
Lean on Me -Bill Withers

            Let it Be Me – Becaud
            Perhaps Love –  John Denver
Perfect –  Ed Sheeran

            Petite Etude – Rik Emmett (Triumph)
            Stairway to Heaven-Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
Stand by Me – King, Leiber, Stoller
            Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton
            The Rose – Mcbroom
            Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
            Unchained Melody – (Righteous Brothers)   Alex North, Hy Zaret
            Vincent – Don Maclean
            When you Say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating (Alison Krauss)
            Whiter Shade of Pale – (Procol Harem) Gary Brooker, K. Reid and M.Fisher
Who by Fire – Leonard Cohen

            YourSong – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Jazz – Film

Always With Me – Miyazaki (Spirited Away)
Amapola – Lacalle (Once Upon a Time in America)
As Time Goes By – Hepfeld (Casablanca)

Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velazquez
Blue Moon – Rodgers and Hart
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Andre, Kahn, Schwandt

Georgia on my Mind – Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Gladiator Battle – Zimmer, Gerrard
In the Mood – Glen Miller, Garland

Antonio Carlos Jobim
        Felicidade – (Black Orpheus)
James Horner
        My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
        Somewhere Out There (An American Tail)
Nino Rota           T
Godfather Waltz
Time for Us (Romeo and Juliet)

        Speak Softly Love (The Godfather)
Godfather II Theme

Manha De Carneval –Louis Bonfa (Black Orpheus)
My Funny Valentine – Rodgers and Hart (Babes in Arms)
O Che Sera – Chico Barque (The Foreigner)

Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen and Edgar Harburg (Wizard of Oz)
Perfidia – Albert Dominguez (Multiple films)
Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel (Scent of a Woman, True Lies)

Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin (Oh Kay)
Summertime – (Porgy and Bess) – George Gershwin and Edwin DuBose Heyward
Smile – Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times)
Smiling (Man on Fire and Omega Watch Commercial) – Harry Gregson-Williams
Smiling Variations – Valentini
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Jerome Kern (Roberta)
Sonata in A Major Rondo (Theme from ‘Wings’) – Franz Schubert
Spanish Romance (Forbidden Games) – Anonymous
Sunrise Sunset – (Fiddler on the Roof) – Jerry Bock
Take Five – Paul Desmond
This Masquerade – Leon Russell
What a Wonderful World – George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
When I Fall In Love – Victor Young and Edward Heyman
When You Wish Upon a Star – (Pinocchio) – Washington and Harline
Brazilian – Spanish – Cuban

Albeniz – Asturias (Leyenda)
Brower – Une Dia de Noviembre
Lauro – Venezuelan Waltz #2
Rodrigo – Concerto Aranjuez (Solo Transcription)
Spanish Medley Improvisation (Various)
            Receurdos D’Alhambra
            Prelude VI
Villa Lobos
            Choros Typicos #1
            Concerto 1st Movement Excerpt
            Concerto 2nd Movement – A
            Concerto 2nd Movement – B
            Prelude 1
            Prelude 2
            Prelude 3
            Prelude 4
            Prelude 5

Classical – Baroque – Romantic

Albinoni – Adagio
Fur Elise

            Joyful Joyful

            Waltz Op39
Carulli – Slur Study
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Delibes – Flower Duet

Faure – Pavane
Guiliani – Alegretto
Handel – Sarabande
Haydn – Austrian Hymn

            Minuet – KV525
            Piano Sonata In A
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade
Pachelbel – Canon
Purcell – Requiem
Satie – Gymnopedies #1
Scarlatti – Sonata
Franz Schubert
Sonata in A Major Rondo
Ave Maria

Ferdinand Sor
            Etude – A minor
            Etude – A minor 2
            Etude – B minor
            Etude – B minor (Prol)
            Etude – D major
            Etude – E minor
            Etude – E minor 2
Stanley – Invenzione
            Four Seasons – Autumn
            Four Seasons – Spring
            D+ Concerto

Rennaissance -Anonymous – Traditional

            Coventry Carol
Huron Carol

            Pezzo Tedesco
            Rennaissance Pavane 1
            Rennaissance Pavane 2
            Rennaissance Pavane 3
            Russian Etude
Skye Boat Song – Traditional Celtic

            Pavanne 2
            Pavanne 3


Air on a G String
Bouree in A minor
Cello Suite 1
            Minuet 1
            Minuet 2
Cello Suite 3 Bourre
Cello Suite 5
            Gavotte I
            Gavotte II
Cello Suite 6
            Gavotte I
            Gavotte II
Chaconne – Excerpt
            244 O Sacred Head Now Wounded
            508 Be Thou with Me
            748 God the Father Dwell with Us
            756 Now All the Forest Are At Rest
            76 May God Be Merciful To Us
Goldberg Variations
            Var 10
            Var 18
            Var 4
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Lute Suite 1
Minuet in G minor
Minuet in G major
Prelude C major
Prelude C minor
Sheep May Safely Graze
Sleepers Awake
Violin Suite 3 Gavotte and Rondo


 Various original compositions


August 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please Generously Tip Our Musicians


Seamus Cowan


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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EVERY SUNDAY with HEAD over HEELS (Blues/Folk/Jazz Acoustic Duo, Gananoque) 5-8pm

EVERY TUESDAY with ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY with RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & FRIENDS (Country/Rock…or whatever you want to play!) Perform and get a chance to win a Guitar from Long & McQuade Music of Kingston. 5-8pm

< JULY >

Tue.Jul.5 WITHOUT WILLOW (Traditional Folk from Donegal, Ireland) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.7 JAY SMITH (Formerly SMITTY, Country/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm
Fri.Jul.8 SEAN PINCHIN (JUNO Award Nominated Acoustic Blues Slide Guitar Master!!!, Toronto) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.9 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.11 JACK STEELE (Country, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.14 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.15 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Member of Turpin’s Trail, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.18 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.21 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Fri.Jul.22 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Sat.Jul.23 DOUG VANDERHORDEN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.25 JON JONES (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.28 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.29 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.30 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5-8pm

< August >

Mon.Aug.1 JACK STEELE (Country/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Aug.4 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Aug.5 DOC MacLEAN (Contemporary delta blues and roots artist, storyteller, traveller) 5-8pm
Sat.Aug.6 MIKE GODWIN (Country from NASHVILLE!) 5-8pm
Mon.Aug.8 MATT DICKSON (One man Classic Rock Party, Perth) 5-8pm
Thu.Aug.11 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Aug.12 JASON KENT (Classic Rock/Pop from the Vault, Montreal) 5-8pm
Sat.Aug.13 ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) on patio, weather depending 5-8pm
Mon.Aug.15 MELLOW LILLY (Folk, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Aug.18 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Aug.19 KOBOTOWN: A Waterside Caribbean Dance Party! (Toronto) 5-9pm
Sat.Aug.20 TBA
Mon.Aug.22 SPENCER SCHARF (Folk/Blues, Ottawa) 5-8pm
Thu.Aug.25JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Aug.26 NO PRINCIPALS (Folk Harmony, Westport/Rideau Ferry) 5-8pm
Sat.Aug.27 Midsummer Night Jazz: WESTPORT LIBRARY FUNDRAISER JAZZ SHOW with JESSICA CHAIKOWSKY QUARTET (feat. JUNO Nominated members) 6-10pm Dinner, Show + Charity $80 + HST + Gratuity
Mon.Aug.29 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Reservations preferred. Call 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for Dining, Show + Hotel Reservations.