Thursday, September 27, 2018


Weston on Trent, Derbyshire

Two Friends in Concert - Gordon Giltrap and Nick Hooper

Weston Hall, The Green Weston on Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2BJ

phone: 07768 800300


Two Friends in Concert  Gordon Giltrap and Nick Hooper

The Coopers Arms resides in Weston Hall, a large 17th Century Mansion House which is a Grade II* listed building. The curious appearance of this former mansion house is complemented by its enigmatic history.

I am delighted to be playing once again with my good friend and brilliant guitarist Nick Hooper.


Although Nick Hooper is better known as a film-music composer, he started his musical career as a guitarist, studying at The Royal College of Music, and receiving tuition from John Williams and others.

In the late 70s he toured widely under the auspices of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now, and also The British Council. In the 1980s Nick released a folk album Turning Tables with Chris Leslie, and a solo album of music by J S Bach which was critically acclaimed, comparing his playing to that of John Williams and Andres Segovia.

Decades later, after a successful film music career, scoring two Harry potter films and winning many awards, Nick has returned to his first love – the guitar. He joined forces with his wife Judith to form the duo Henderson:Hooper, started a folk series which has now become ‘Pop-up Folk’, and helped form the Dellywellyboot Band. A couple of years ago Nick recorded an album of mainly Irish music Six Strings, and it was this that caused him to meet Gordon Giltrap: Gordon generously helped him to get his new Fylde guitar – a copy of Gordon’s.

Of Six Strings: ‘It’s a complete joy. It’s going to be one of those albums that I play a lot, because it’s got that kind of calm spaciousness about it too, which is absolutely brilliant. Yeah, love it!’ Chris Leslie

Gordon and Nick will be on stage approx 8pm

Tickets available  from Dave Ford - 07768 800300  post free , collection from the Coopers or on the night if not sold out

Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.

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