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Summer schools, workshops or festivals

Guitar Summer School

Sunday 11th August 2024 at 5:00pm
To Sunday 18th August 2024 at 4:00pm
Radstock, Somerset
Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, BA3 5SW
£1073, £1001, £722

Relocated from Dillington. Tutors: Debra Adamson-Brattland, Chris Stell, Mark Eden Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Please contact us on theguitarsummerschool@gmail.com

Guitar Summer School offers classical guitarists a unique opportunity to participate in a varied programme of music making that allows students time to develop their playing and musicianship. Students work in a non-competitive and supportive environment, performing in ensembles both large and small. The course is suitable for players of all levels of ability but note that it is not suitable for complete beginners or someone who doesn’t read music at all.

Typical day …


9am Large Guitar Orchestra

11am Coffee

11.30am Small Ensembles session

1pm Lunch

2.30pm Class session

4.30pm Afternoon tea

5pm Small Ensemble session

6.30pm Dinner

8pm Evening performance. https://www.guitarsummerschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Guitar_Summer_School_schedule2023.pdf

31st International Classical Guitar Festival

Saturday 17th August 2024 at 4:00pm
To Thursday 22nd August 2024 at 4:00pm
West Dean College

Details to follow

Cawsand Bay Guitarfest

Friday 6th September 2024 at 1:30pm
To Sunday 8th September 2024 at 5:00pm

Come and enjoy spending an exciting weekend in an area of outstanding natural beauty, meeting and playing with other guitarists, classes with top professional players and teachers, concerts and playing opportunities all in a friendly, fun, relaxed environment. Not residential but see accommodation here. https://www.cawsandbayguitarfest.co.uk/about-event/guitarfestaccommodation.html An exciting weekend by the sea on the stunning Rame Peninsula with the Vida Guitar Quartet, Craig Ogden & Alison Smith. There will be concerts, a master class, workshops, ensemble playing, a class addressing performance anxiety, informal playing opportunities, afternoon tea, sea view dinners and lots of fun in a friendly environment. We are delighted that the highly acclaimed guitarist and composer William Lovelady will be arranging one of his beautiful works for the course ensemble to play as one of their repertoire pieces. Combining great music in an area of outstanding natural beauty that inspires creativity. Come and be part of it!


Ullapool Guitar Festival

Friday 4th October 2024 at 7:30pm
To Sunday 6th October 2024 at 10:00pm
Macphail Centre, 5 Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2UN
£117.50 - £235

Friday 4th October 2024 7.30pm Start

Evening Concert featuring:- John Goldie band , Scott Mathews.

Friday Night Festival Club – start circa 22.30-23.00 @ The Macphail Centre with

Adam Bulley, Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Saturday 5th October 2024

Workshops @ 10.00am

Tutors,Clive Carroll, Hugh Burns, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, and others to be determined

Saturday Afternoon Concert

13.00pm Start featuring:- Petra Polackova, Cahalen Morrison, John Smith.

Saturday evening Concert

19.30pm Start featuring:- Antoine Boyer and Yeore Kim , Jule Malischke and Don Ross.

Saturday Night Festival Club – Start circa 22.30-23.00 @ The Macphail Centre with

Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and of course; friends.

Sunday 6th October 2024

Workshops @ 10.00am

Tutors, Hugh Burns, Will McNicol, Clive Carroll, Tristan Seume, John Goldie, Anna Massie and others to be determined,

Sunday Afternoon Concert

13.00 Start featuring:-Professor Allan Neave with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Anna Massie

Sunday evening Concert19.30pm Start featuring:- Clive Carroll, Carl Verheyen with Albert Lee. https://ullapoolguitarfestival.com/?post_type=product. Please note the Guitar Festival is a weekend event and individual concert tickets are not available.

Guitars by the Sea

Friday 18th October 2024 at 6:30pm
To Sunday 20th October 2024 at 4:00pm
Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove
£160 Non residential/ £80 Students

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Eden, well-known from the internationally recognised Eden-Stell guitar duo, will be leading the ensemble tutoring this year at GBTS 3.Young emerging artist Kia Robeson will give an evening recital this year, and also contribute to the ensemble tutoring during the course.

Hillscourt Guitar Weekend Break

Friday 15th November 2024 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 17th November 2024 at 1:00pm
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill, Lickey Hills, Rednal B45 8RS


For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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