Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 Doors 7.15pm

Gordon Giltrap, Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson

Finstock Village Hall

Well Hill
Finstock near Charlbury  , Oxfordshire   OX7 3BU

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here


FRIENDS SHARING MUSIC

Following the success of their first concert Gordon and Nick return to Finstock Village Hall, this time joined by Judith Henderson for a second evening of music and banter.


Bar.


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 joined by fiddler Judith Henderson (Hooper) as a guest on this occasion. Nick and Judith have recently recorded an album of their duo Henderson:Hooper at Real World Studios, to be released during 2018.

Tickets from WeGotTickets £11 inc booking fee




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


Saturday, June 30th, 2018 10.00am

Sharing Day

The Scout Hut

Mere Green Rd
Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW

PRICE: £100.00

On Saturday June 30th 2018 I'm holding another "Sharing Day" in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield at the same venue as last time, at the rear of St James Hall opposite Sainsbury's.

I'm delighted to welcome old friends and new to what hopefully will be a fun and informative day sharing my thoughts with you.

I'm calling it my “HEARTSONG day" because that is my chosen piece for the event. All those pickers out there that know of this old chestnut of mine and would like to find out the inner workings of the piece, the big chordal sections, the open G tuning, the capo at fret 2 placement and all the "widdly diddly" bits in between then do come and join us.

It is going to be rather special because good friend and brilliant guitarist Nicholas Hooper will my guest. Nick is a fine player and was the man responsible for scoring the music for 2 HARRY POTTER films, so to have an award winning film composer and outstanding guitarist joining us is indeed a privilege.

So, if you want to meet and delve inside the mind of a film composer then this is an opportunity not to be missed. My hope is that everyone will go away armed with ideas they can work on.

Tab for the chosen piece – Heartsong, will be emailed to you well in advance.

During the remainder of the day I shall be on hand to ask any questions about technique, equipment, composition, performance, you name it!

Please do feel free to bring any recording facility or filming, (usually via phones these days) so you can get up close to what I'm doing and things can be recorded SLOWLY so there will be no doubt as to what is happening on the fingerboard. You will of course need your guitar(s) and a music stand may be useful if you have one but not essential.


Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and our local Sainsbury's is just opposite for your luncheon needs.

Cost for the day is £100


Do contact Sue Holton for details and to secure your place.

Email: ggiltrap+sharingday@gmail.com

I'm SO looking forward to meeting all you pickers out there and sharing all I know and have learnt over my many years in this crazy music business

I look forward to hearing from you.

G.


Saturday, July 7th, 2018

West Fest

West Malvern Playing Field

Malvern WR14 4BY

website: http://www.west-fest.org.uk/


West Fest is a one day event hosted entirely by volunteers with the aim of raising money for local worthy causes.

Music is the main focus but there are also stalls and activities for children.

Visitor numbers are typically around 4000 to 5000 depending on the weather.

There are three stages with the main artists on two of them and various solo performers and other acts on the smaller third stage.

Stages alternate. Both main stages face out into the audience area until 8:30 when the final two acts face into the Marquee

Music:

TENT 12:30 YaYa Logic
FIELD 1:15 Flood for the Famine
TENT 2:00 Los Compos
FIELD 2:45 Luca
TENT 3:30 Ray Mytton Band
FIELD 4:15 Gordon Giltrap (1Hr)
TENT 5:15 Demi McMahon
FIELD 6:00 Hennesea
TENT 6:45 Answer Back
FIELD 7:30 Temple Lake (1Hr)
Turn tent stage around:
8:30 Trevor Steger
9:20 Bourbon Alley


Tickets:
All Day (from noon)
Adults (18+) – £12
11-17 years – £7
Family (2 x 18+ and up to 2 x 11-17) – £25
Under 11 – Free

Facebook:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/WestFestMalvern/


Saturday, July 21st, 2018 7.30pm

Two Friends in Concert - Gordon Giltrap and Nick Hooper

St Michael's Church

Manor Road
Bishops Itchington CV47 2QJ

phone: 01926 613466 (6-9pm only please)

PRICE: £10.00



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

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



As a Church of England vicar, Martin Green is responsible for 2 Warwickshire churches. In 2008, tragedy struck when, on Palm Sunday, one of his churches (St Nicholas') was broken into and burnt down. Later that year, his other church (St Michael's) was declared an emergency restoration project, when large chunks of stone began falling out of the church tower, threatening closure.

St Michaels church in Bishops Itchington was built in its present form in 1872, but sadly, the stone used has gone way beyond its safe sell-by date. We are currently facing a £250,000 restoration project to prevent the church from closing.

English Heritage have stepped in and offered a substantial grant towards these costs. They have recognised that our church is an integral part of the community as well as being a historical landmark. It is used by the community for all kinds of things that span all ages, from mums and tots to pensioners' lunches, as well as weekly worship.

Do please support us by coming along – it promises to be a very special evening.

Tickets : £10 each available from Martin Green
(01926 613466 – please ring between 6.00 – 9.00pm) or leave a message on the answer machine.

You are best to secure a ticket in advance but there will be tickets on the night as there is plenty of space!

Refreshments will be available.

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


Saturday, August 4th, 2018 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap, Raymond Burley,  John Etheridge, Paul Brett and Carrie Martin

Welsh National Eisteddfod, Chapter rooms and Theatre

Cardiff

Wales

phone: 02920304400


Saturday, August 11th, 2018 Doors 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap

Hindolveston Village Hall

Hindolveston, Norfolk NR20 5DD

PRICE: £19.00

Doors open still 7pm for 7.30 start


Tickets £19 each available from Colin Wrighton at c.wrighton@btinternet.com


Licensed Bar


Saturday, August 18th, 2018 7.30pm

Alstonefield Village Hall

Beresford Lane
Alstonefield, Staffs DE6 2FR

phone: 01335 310 121  

PRICE: £12.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

The smart, re-furbished hall was previously the village school.

There is ample car parking next to the hall and in other car parks nearby.

Licensed bar.

Tickets from WeGot Tickets: £12.00 + £1.20 Booking fee = £13.20

How to find us

The hall is situated close to the village centre, about 300 metres from The George pub. The full address is Beresford Lane, Alstonefield, DE6 2FR






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


Saturday, September 8th, 2018 10am to 5pm

Gordon Giltrap Sharing Day

Castle Arts Centre

off Fountain Lane
Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

website: http://www.castleparkarts.co.uk/

ALL ATTENDEES for Sharing Day must pre-book.

Cost of the day is £100 (which includes a pass for the evening concert).

As you know, the Sharing Day is a masterclass teaching experience, running from 10am - 5pm, with personal tuition from Gordon, supported by Michael Gough (of MG Custom Guitars).

Gordon writes:

On September 8th I'm doing another Sharing Day, this time at the charming Castle Park Arts Centre Frodsham.This will be a return visit for me and one I'm looking forward to very much.

My chosen piece for the day Ania's Dream is taken from my Last of England album.The evening will see me perform an intimate concert in the upstairs gallery.The seating is limited so those who just want to attend the concert should book early.Those attending the workshop will have free admission to the evening concert.

My special guest for the afternoon is that outstanding guitarist/teacher/ composer Martin Pleass.
I'm hoping he will be bringing that amazing Ralph Bown harp guitar along and demonstrate his skills on this monster of an instrument.Martin also has some impressive connections with world famous legends and I look forward to hearing about them on the day!



The evening concert will start at 19:30

Should attendees require accommodation the Arts Centre recommends The Old Hall Hotel on Main Street, Frodsham.

IMPORTANT: Bookings for Sharing Day can ONLY be made via Sue Holton email: ggiltrap+sharingday@gmail.com and not direct from the venue.


Castle Park Arts Centre is set amongst beautiful floral gardens, parkland and woodland walks in the historic market town of Frodsham.

The Victorian building with its unique clock tower was originally the stable block for the adjacent mansion house. In 1986 these outbuildings were converted into the arts centre providing exhibition and workshop spaces, a cafe and craft units.

The traditional origins of the building are reflected in the magnificent wrought iron gates which were commissioned for the entrance to the Arts Centre.

Visitors to Castle Park Arts Centre can experience a lively programme of exhibitions, arts activities and enjoy the wonderful Victorian buildings and grounds.

The Arts Centre has 4 galleries, 2 craft rooms, 7 courtyard craft units, a coffee shop and garden space with disabled access. There is a regular programme of changing exhibitions and arts and crafts classes for adults and children. The Centre is also used by numerous clubs and societies.

Castle Park Arts Centre is run as a charitable trust which is managed and manned by volunteers.




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


Saturday, September 8th, 2018 Doors 7.30pm music 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert

Music At Gallery 1, Castle Arts Centre

off Fountain Lane
Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

phone: 01928 735832

PRICE: £15.00

website: http://www.castleparkarts.co.uk/

Castle Park Arts Centre is set amongst beautiful floral gardens, parkland and woodland walks in the historic market town of Frodsham.

The Victorian building with its unique clock tower was originally the stable block for the adjacent mansion house. In 1986 these outbuildings were converted into the arts centre providing exhibition and workshop spaces, a cafe and craft units.

The traditional origins of the building are reflected in the magnificent wrought iron gates which were commissioned for the entrance to the Arts Centre.

Visitors to Castle Park Arts Centre can experience a lively programme of exhibitions, arts activities and enjoy the wonderful Victorian buildings and grounds.

The Arts Centre has 4 galleries, 2 craft rooms, 7 courtyard craft units, a coffee shop and garden space with disabled access. There is a regular programme of changing exhibitions and arts and crafts classes for adults and children. The Centre is also used by numerous clubs and societies.

Castle Park Arts Centre is run as a charitable trust which is managed and manned by volunteers.




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


Saturday, September 15th, 2018 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Rescheduled from the 10th February.  Afternoon workshop and sharing session for adults

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £30.00

If you had tickets for the cancelled February event Paul will be in touch shortly.


There will also be an under 18's workshop 12.30 -14.00 cost £20 and an evening performance (doors open) 19.30 cost £15

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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


Saturday, September 15th, 2018 7.30pm

Rescheduled from 10th February.  Gordon Giltrap in concert

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £15.00

If you had tickets for the cancelled February event Paul will be in touch shortly.

There will also be an under 18's workshop 12.30 -14.00 cost £20 and an adult workshop 14.30 -17.00 cost £30

Doors open for the concert at 19.00

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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


Saturday, September 15th, 2018 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Rescheduled from the 10th February. Afternoon workshop and sharing session for under 18's

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £20.00

If you had tickets for the cancelled February date Paul will be in touch shortly.


There will also be an adult workshop 14.30 -17.00 cost £30 and an evening performance (doors open) 19.30 cost £15

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Afternoon workshop and sharing session for adults

Haselbury Mill

Haselbury Plucknett
Crewkerne TA18 7NY

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £60.00




There will also be an under 18's workshop 12.30 -14.00 cost £40 and an evening performance (doors open) 7.00pm cost £15

Entrance to the evening concert is included if you attend a workshop.

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert

Haselbury Mill

Haselbury Plucknett
Crewkerne TA18 7NY

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £15.00



There will also be an under 18's workshop 12.30 -2.00pm cost £40 and an adult workshop 2.30 -5.00pm cost £60

Doors open for the concert at 7.00pm

Entrance to the evening concert is included if you attend a workshop.

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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


Saturday, November 10th, 2018 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Afternoon workshop and sharing session for under 18's

Haselbury Mill

Haselbury Plucknett
Crewkerne TA18 7NY

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £40.00




There will also be an adult workshop 2.30 - 5.00pm cost £60 and an evening performance (doors open) 7.00pm cost £15

Entrance to the evening concert is included if you attend a workshop.

For information and booking any of these events please phone Paul Roberts on 07860 648068 or email pcrguitar@gmail.com



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