Mark your Calendars and Stay Tuned!

We are working on bringing more wonderful guitar music to the Kittitas Valley community and beyond! Over the pandemic, we have been rehearsing a lot of new music – both from early nineteenth century archives and new music written for the Caulkins Guitar Duo.

Hard at work in our living room/studio!

Tentative dates for the Guitar in the Gallery series follow. Concerts will still take place on Sundays at 2:00 pm in the acoustically-resonant atrium upstairs at Gallery One, 408 N Pearl St. in Ellensburg, WA.

Mark your Calendars for 2022-23:

Sunday, Nov. 13: Caulkins Duo playing early Romantic music for their new CD. Music by Varlet, Courmont, Arbreu, and Würfel!

Sunday, Feb. 26: Oleg Timofeyev, Russian 7-string guitar with music from the Age of Czars

Sunday, April 2: Jessica Papkoff, Spanish classics

Sunday, April 30: Caulkins Duo – back with new music written especially for us – several premieres!

Sunday, June 5 at 4:15 pm Anniversary Concert at Volunteer Park

Thirty nine years!

To celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, we will be playing music on our early 19th century guitars at the Conservatory in Volunteer Park, Seattle, a place that has been special to us over the years. The program will include the first performance in the U.S. of a Duo by W.W. Würfel and a wonderful “Caprice” by A.H. Varlet.

We can host an audience of twenty-three. If you would like to attend, please send a check for $20 or more (proceeds will be donated to the conservatory) to POB 1676, Ellensburg, WA 98926 and we will hold a spot for you!

The Volunteer Park Conservatory has excellent acoustics for early romantic guitars!

Elizabeth Brown to Perform in the Guitar in the Gallery Series on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Elizabeth Brown will perform in the Eveleth Green Gallery in Gallery One in Ellensburg on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm as part of the Guitar in the Gallery Series. She will be performing works by Sanz, de Murcia, Jacquet de la Guerre, Sor, Holland, Villa-Lobos, Flippin, and Kruisbrink for baroque, 19th century, and modern guitar. Elizabeth teaches guitar at Pacific Lutheran University. There is a $10 suggested donation.

Concert for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society on Sat. April 30, 2022

We will be performing for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society on April 30, 2022 at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. in Seattle’s Wallingford district. The first half will feature early 19th-century guitar duets that we’ve found in European archives played on original period instruments. The second half will present a series of modern works, largely written for us, including the world premier of the three-movement “Prelude Music for Two Guitars” by Michael Young.

On May 1st at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, Neil will be presenting a lecture demonstration on the role of improvisation in early 19th-century guitar music with a special focus upon cadenzas. We hope you can join us.

Rondo by Benigne Henry from Op. 21 (c. 1818)

We played a very small concert (ten select audience members!) for a CD Release party – a la pandemic – at Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA, back in March, 2021. This Rondo is from our new CD, “Grand March,” featuring the only recording of the complete guitar duets of a Monsieur Henry who published the collection in Paris in 1818. You can find information on ordering this CD at:… We look forward to sending you a copy!

Neil Caulkins Plays Op. 51 No. 6 by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)

Trying a different camera in our green room. Our new CD, entitled Grand March, is now available for purchase and digital download! This is the first recording of the 19th-century guitar duets of Benigne Henry, which were originally published in 1818. We are playing historic instruments and employing early 19th-century improvisation.

The recording is available both as a CD or download. To order a CD, send a check to P.O. Box 1676, Ellensburg, WA 98926 for $13.50 plus shipping ($12.00 plus shipping: $1.50 in the US, $2.00 in Canada, and $2.50 elsewhere).

Or send $13.50 through Zelle or Paypal to – be sure to add your mailing address in the comments field.

Digital downloads of the album are not currently available but you can listen to the title track from Grand March at our Bandcamp site (

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