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Hago in concert - November 2017


The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra ceased trading in December 2017. But our story lives on...

There's more news... Visit our former Musical Director's website for much more news(updated every week)

November 2018

We're continuing to publish hago arrangements - Christmas pieces this time - arranged for guitar quartet - there's an expanded list here - over 50 arrangements

October 2018

July 2018

You asked - we listened!
"Can we buy your arrangements?"... Yes you can! We've now got FOURTEEN hago arrangements for sale - there's a list here

June 2018

We have published another hago arrangement so you can share our music - this time it's Steve Wonder's "Lately", which Derek Hasted has re-arranged to suit a conventional guitar quintet or large ensemble - it's not at all difficult and it's a real crowd-pleaser. Order online as an instant download here

May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes live on May 25th, imposes quite draconian restraints on little groups like ours, so we have closed our Newsletter and deleted all the contact details it contained.

OK, so it's a little late, but our 2017 Gallery now has a photo of our performance at Waterlooville Music Festival in June 2017!

April 2018

HAGO music for sale

We've added a little video so you can hear the music we've got for sale...


February 2018

We thought you might like to play some of our music!

Derek Hasted has re-worked some of hago's pieces to fit a standard guitar quartet, and you can buy them online as an instant download...

Read more here!


For Derek's other compositions and arrangements, visit his on-line shop

January 2018

Following the retirement of Derek Hasted, our Musical Director and Founder, hago are "resting" at the moment - watch this space for more news!

"A spiffing evening"...

hago presented a fabulously entertaining evening to an audience of more than 100 on 4th October. This musical feast, seasoned with a spice of cabaret, comedy and pantomime was thoroughly enjoyed by both the audience and guitarists alike. The guitarists were skilfully led by Musical Director Derek Hasted, who is not only an excellent musician but also made me and everyone else laugh 'til I almost cried. In the words of our very own Vince Bailey, it was "a spiffing evening" ...

Kate Tappy - HIADS

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