Saturday, June 29th, 2019

West Fest - Nick Hooper and Carrie Martin. DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS GORDON IS UNABLE TO ATTEND

West Malvern Playing Field

Malvern WR14 4BY

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


Sadly Gordon is no longer able to attend this event, however it will be going ahead as planned. Carrie Martin and Nick Henderson will still be playing. Please contact the organisers for more information - thank you.



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.

West Fest 2019 will be held in West Malvern on the 29th June and will feature live music on three stages from 12:30 until late evening with the two main stages alternating so that everybody remains focussed. As before all profits go to local charities and worthy causes and all the work involved in setting up the festival is undertaken by volunteers. In addition to the music there will be craft and clothing stalls, children’s activities and numerous food outlets.


http://west-fest.org.uk/?p=588

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 6th, 2019 10am to 5pm

Gordon Giltrap Sharing Day - CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS

Castle Arts Centre

off Fountain Lane
Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

PRICE: £100.00

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

Sadly this event and associated concert have had to be cancelled due to unforseen events. Please contact Sue if you were attending the Sharing Day, or the venue if you were just attending the evening concert - thank you.

ALL ATTENDEES for Sharing Day must pre-book.


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

I'm delighted to welcome old friends and new to what hopefully will be a fun and informative day sharing my thoughts with you, once again at the charming Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire. This will be another return visit for me and one I'm looking forward to very much.

My chosen piece for the day is A Christmas Carol. Tab for the chosen piece will be emailed to you when you sign up.

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!

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

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. (Concert tickets for partners etc should be booked separately direct with the venue)

Opening the evening concert for me will be the superb builder of bespoke electric guitars Michael Gough of MG GUITARS. He creates the most beautiful instruments from the best materials available. Apart from being a gifted builder Michael is also a very fine guitarist and composer. He's a lovely chap and good friend.


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. Please contact Sue with any questions or for further information about my Sharing Days.




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, July 6th, 2019 Doors 7.30pm music 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS

Music At Gallery 1, Castle Arts Centre

off Fountain Lane
Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

phone: 01928 735832

PRICE: £15.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

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

Sadly this Sharing Day and associated concert have had to be cancelled due to unforseen events. Please contact Sue if you were attending the Sharing Day, or the venue if you were just attending the evening concert - thank you.


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.


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


Saturday, July 13th, 2019 7.15pm

Gordon Giltrap, Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS

Holywell Music and Folk

Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LW

phone: 07464 252847

PRICE: £14.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: https://holywellmusicandfolk.weebly.com/whatson.html

Sadly this concert has had to be cancelled but will be rescheduled at a later date. Please contact the venue for more information - thank you.


Doors 7pm music 7.15pm approx

Please note this is not at our usual venue, but is at the Quaker Meeting Rooms.

Tickets: £14 in adv+ 10% booking fee in adv or £17 on the Door

"Oxford has always been a city close to my heart, having played there on a number of occasions.
Sharing the stage with such great players like Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson will be a joy".

Nick Hooper
Best known for his two film scores for the Harry Potter series, Nick has continued on his creative path using his imaginative and musical skills, which held him in such good stead in the film world, to both perform his own music, and to write novels. Early in his teens, Nick became an accomplished guitarist, going on to study at the Royal College of Music. He then went on to develop a career as a film composer picking up many awards along the way, including two BAFTAs, an Ivor Novello, and a Grammy nomination. Nick has returned to his guitar, working on projects with various musicians, including the legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap. Nick’s solo guitar album 6 Strings was released by Angel Air Records in June 2018.

Judith Hooper
Judith has been playing the violin since the age of 6. Having grown up with a classical training in music, a diploma in music therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama led her to develop her long-suppressed inclination towards improvisation and folk music. She went on to enjoy a close association with Cecilia Macfarlane and Oxford Youth Dance, creating the music for several dance pieces, including ‘Journey of Ten Knights’ (Oxford Playhouse) and ‘Cityscape’ (Pegasus Theatre). With Nick Hooper she formed the fiddle and guitar duo Henderson:Hooper in 2001, and the duo released their first full-length CD in 2018, entitled Pete’s Trees. Nick and Judith also perform with the singer/bass player Susanna Starling in their trio The Boot Band.









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


Saturday, July 27th, 2019 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap and Friends CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN EVENTS

St Michael's Church

Manor Road
Bishops Itchington CV47 2QJ

PRICE: £15.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Buy tickets from Eventbrite

Sadly this concert has had to be cancelled but will be rescheduled at a later date. Please contact the venue for more information - thank you.


Gordon Giltrap MBE, Nick Hooper, Carrie Martin and special guest Martin Green

About this Event

Gordon Giltrap is one of the UK's finest acoustic guitarists. This evening will be a special performance drawing on his impressive catalogue of music that he has created over decades.

Joining him for the evening are Nick Hooper and Carrie Martin. Nick Hooper is famed for his creation of the soundtrack to the Harry Potter movies but also has a great reportoire of his own. Rising star Carrie Martin is a talented singer songwriter that Gordon has been collaborating with.

Since receiving life-saving treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Gordon Giltrap often performs at events to raise money for the QE charity fund. This evening will raise money for St Michaels Church and for the hospital charity. On sale at the event will be the Heartsongs CD which Gordon released for the charity.

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


Tickets : £15 each plus £1.58 booking fees

You are best to secure a ticket in advance but there should 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 24th, 2019 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap

Sharrington Village Hall

The Street, Sharrington
Melton Constable, Norfolk NR24 2AB

PRICE: £19.00

website: www.sharrington.org.uk




Sharrington Village Hall was originally built in 1953 but re-opened in 1988 after substantial improvements. It is of brick built construction and stands in its own site in The Street. In 2017, with the help of grants from The Big Society and Brinton Parish Council, the heating and lighting were significantly improved, new equipment was bought for the kitchen and the hall was redecorated. In 2018, with the help of a grant from the National Lottery, lighter and more comfortable tables and chairs were acquired.

There is parking for up to 30 cars and the Hall can accommodate up to 90 people.




Doors open at 7pm

Licensed Bar

Tickets are strictly limited in number and are £19 each. These are available from Chris Abrams by contacting him at: abrams.chris2@gmail.com

Further details can be found on Sharrington's website: www.sharrington.org.uk

This event is during a Bank Holiday weekend so why not use the concert as an excuse to take a break in this beautiful part of the country?


Sunday, September 8th, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap

The Stables, Jim Marshall Auditorium

Stockwell Lane, Wavendon
Milton Keynes MK17 8LU

phone: 01908 280800

PRICE: £17.50

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.stables.org/Home



The Stables
is situated in a beautiful rural setting in Wavendon, just to the south east of Milton Keynes and a short drive from central Milton Keynes.

Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd (WAP), a registered charity, was founded in 1969 by the world-renowned jazz musicians Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, with an aim to provide a centre of musical activity which would break down barriers between music genres and introduce music to as many people as possible regardless of age or social background.

The vision was realised with the development of The Stables Theatre, in some outbuildings at their home, as a venue for concerts and education activities. In October 2000, the new Stables Theatre opened its doors on a 398 seat auditorium which now presents over 200 concerts and over 200 education sessions each year.




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 21st, 2019 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Afternoon workshop and sharing session for adults

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

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) 19.00 included in price or cost £15 if not attending 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, September 21st, 2019 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Afternoon workshop and sharing session for under 18's

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £40.00




There will also be an adult workshop 14.30 -17.00 cost £60 and an evening performance (doors open) 19.00 included in price or cost £15 if not attending 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, September 21st, 2019 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert

Stalmine Village Hall

Smithy Lane
Stalmine, Lancashire FY6 0LE

phone: 07860 648068

PRICE: £15.00



There will also be an under 18's workshop 12.30 -14.00 cost £40 and an adult workshop 14.30 -17.00 cost £60

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, October 5th, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert

Victoria Hall

24 Kirkgate
Settle BD24 9DZ

phone: 01729 825217

PRICE: £17.50

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: https://www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk/eventsandshows/gordongiltrap051019

Settle Victoria Hall was opened on 11 October 1853, and has been open and at the heart of Settle’s social and cultural life ever since. At 165 years old, it predates the Settle-Carlisle railway by thirteen years, Wiltons' Music Hall in London by five years, and is the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world.

This beautiful Victorian Music Hall in the market town of Settle is set between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. A wide programme of theatre, comedy, film and live music is supplemented by community events, workshops and indoor markets.

Set up as a charity in 1991, Settle Victoria Hall Ltd. was established in the beautiful Grade 2 listed building on Kirkgate. We operate as an award-winning successful social business, with diverse and effective income streams which enable us to provide our broad range of events and activities. The Hall is run run by a small management team, supported by Trustees and Volunteers, and is independent of local councils.

There are several ways of booking for programme events. You can call in at the Hall, or phone us directly on 01729 825718, follow the links on our 'shows and events' page, or go straight to Ticket Source here and book your tickets online.

Box Office opening hours 10-2 Monday-Friday. Outside these hours, leave a phone message and we will get back to you.

Email: info@settlevictoriahall.org.uk

Settle is situated just off the A65, within thirty minutes’ drive of Clitheroe and Skipton, and easily reached from Leeds and Kendal. Victoria Hall is situated just off Main Street, close to Booths and almost directly opposite Ashfield Car Park.



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


Friday, October 18th, 2019

Astor Community Theatre

Stanhope Road
Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

phone: 01304 370220

website: https://theastor.org

FULL DETAILS WILL BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE



The Astor Theatre is located in Stanhope Road, just off the High Street in Deal. There is plenty of parking nearby.





Tickets: TBC




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


Friday, November 1st, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap in concert

Lichfield Guildhall

Bore Street, Lichfield
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LU

phone: 01543262223

PRICE: £17.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Lichfield Arts

website: http://www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

Lichfield Arts is an independent charitable organisation that promotes music concerts, festivals and other events in Lichfield.

Lichfield Arts plays a key role in the thriving arts and creative community in Lichfield district and has around 300 members including over 130 registered volunteers.



£17.00/£15.30 for Friends of Lichfield Arts £8.50 for Under 16's


More info will be added when available



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


Friday, November 8th, 2019

Guitarist's Development Group

Woodside

Glasshouse Lane
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL

phone: 07860 648068

Learn Guitar With Gordon Giltrap & Will McNicol

Guitarist’s Development Group

However far along the road you are on your guitar playing journey, you are likely to have experienced challenges over the years in taking your playing to the next level.

You now have an exciting opportunity created by Gordon Giltrap MBE, to help you to learn how to improve your guitar playing. Pete Townshend recently said on ‘The Who’s’ official website that some of the best guitar music for him in 2018 came from Gordon Giltrap. This is indeed true recognition from a guitar legend in a year where Gordon has also been honoured with an MBE for services to music.

What is the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

It is a learning opportunity for guitarists of all abilities. Coaching will be led by Gordon Giltrap who will be supported by Will McNicol who Gordon rates as “one of the finest Guitarists and Composers on the scene today”.

It is based around the following process:

1) Prepare some goals for what you want to learn to become a better guitarist and complete a short questionnaire to enable us to get to know more about you as a guitarist.

2) Submit your written goals 4 weeks prior to a residential weekend.

3) Take part in a weekend residential programme with coaching throughout from Gordon and Will McNicol

4) Revise your goals for the next 6 months

5) Share your goals with participants on the programme who can provide encouragement and a support network.

6) Do whatever it takes to work towards your goals.

7) Take part in a follow up half day meeting to share success and achievements.

8) Look at ‘what next’ to continue improvement and development as a guitarist.

When is the next residential weekend and where is it being held?

It will take place from 20.00 Friday 8th November to 15.00 Sunday 10th November 2019 and will be held at:

‘Woodside’

Glasshouse Lane

Kenilworth

Warwickshire

CV8 2AL

How many places are available?

Places will be limited to 16

What will be covered during the residential weekend?

The actual content of the weekend will be determined by the personal aims of each participant, however areas covered in the past have included:

  • Demonstration of guitar techniques
  • Performance …. Examples from Gordon and Will’s experience connecting with listeners.
  • Coaching and feedback on your own performance
  • Guitar set up and advice about guitars
  • Ideas about composing for solo guitar
  • Musicality… dynamics and playing from the soul with passion
  • Nail care
  • Amplification and effects

The style of the weekend will be relaxed and informal with both group and individual coaching from Gordon and Will

How much does it cost to take part in the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

The fee is £595 per per person which includes:

  • Coaching from Gordon Giltrap and Will McNicol
  • Any supporting learning materials
  • 2 nights accommodation in an en suite room for single occupancy at ‘Woodside’ to include all meals on Saturday and Sunday
  • The follow up review meeting

A deposit of £295 is payable by bank transfer or cheque when your place is confirmed and the balance will be due by the 8th October 2019.

How do I book my place?

All booking enquiries should be made to Paul Roberts by email to pcrguitar@gmail.com or by telephone on 07860 648068.

Paul is an experienced RGT guitar teacher who will be the point of contact for any queries before, during and after the Residential weekend.


Gordon Giltrap - www.giltrap.co.uk

Will McNicol - www.willmcnicol.co.uk

Woodside - http://www.sundialgroup.com/venues-hotels/woodside/overview


Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Guitarist's Development Group

Woodside

Glasshouse Lane
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL

phone: 07860 648068

Learn Guitar With Gordon Giltrap & Will McNicol

Guitarist’s Development Group

However far along the road you are on your guitar playing journey, you are likely to have experienced challenges over the years in taking your playing to the next level.

You now have an exciting opportunity created by Gordon Giltrap MBE, to help you to learn how to improve your guitar playing. Pete Townshend recently said on ‘The Who’s’ official website that some of the best guitar music for him in 2018 came from Gordon Giltrap. This is indeed true recognition from a guitar legend in a year where Gordon has also been honoured with an MBE for services to music.

What is the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

It is a learning opportunity for guitarists of all abilities. Coaching will be led by Gordon Giltrap who will be supported by Will McNicol who Gordon rates as “one of the finest Guitarists and Composers on the scene today”.

It is based around the following process:

1) Prepare some goals for what you want to learn to become a better guitarist and complete a short questionnaire to enable us to get to know more about you as a guitarist.

2) Submit your written goals 4 weeks prior to a residential weekend.

3) Take part in a weekend residential programme with coaching throughout from Gordon and Will McNicol

4) Revise your goals for the next 6 months

5) Share your goals with participants on the programme who can provide encouragement and a support network.

6) Do whatever it takes to work towards your goals.

7) Take part in a follow up half day meeting to share success and achievements.

8) Look at ‘what next’ to continue improvement and development as a guitarist.

When is the next residential weekend and where is it being held?

It will take place from 20.00 Friday 8th November to 15.00 Sunday 10th November 2019 and will be held at:

‘Woodside’

Glasshouse Lane

Kenilworth

Warwickshire

CV8 2AL

How many places are available?

Places will be limited to 16

What will be covered during the residential weekend?

The actual content of the weekend will be determined by the personal aims of each participant, however areas covered in the past have included:

  • Demonstration of guitar techniques
  • Performance …. Examples from Gordon and Will’s experience connecting with listeners.
  • Coaching and feedback on your own performance
  • Guitar set up and advice about guitars
  • Ideas about composing for solo guitar
  • Musicality… dynamics and playing from the soul with passion
  • Nail care
  • Amplification and effects

The style of the weekend will be relaxed and informal with both group and individual coaching from Gordon and Will

How much does it cost to take part in the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

The fee is £595 per per person which includes:

  • Coaching from Gordon Giltrap and Will McNicol
  • Any supporting learning materials
  • 2 nights accommodation in an en suite room for single occupancy at ‘Woodside’ to include all meals on Saturday and Sunday
  • The follow up review meeting

A deposit of £295 is payable by bank transfer or cheque when your place is confirmed and the balance will be due by the 8th October 2019.

How do I book my place?

All booking enquiries should be made to Paul Roberts by email to pcrguitar@gmail.com or by telephone on 07860 648068.

Paul is an experienced RGT guitar teacher who will be the point of contact for any queries before, during and after the Residential weekend.


Gordon Giltrap - www.giltrap.co.uk

Will McNicol - www.willmcnicol.co.uk

Woodside - http://www.sundialgroup.com/venues-hotels/woodside/overview


Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Guitarist's Development Group

Woodside

Glasshouse Lane
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL

phone: 07860 648068

Learn Guitar With Gordon Giltrap & Will McNicol

Guitarist’s Development Group

However far along the road you are on your guitar playing journey, you are likely to have experienced challenges over the years in taking your playing to the next level.

You now have an exciting opportunity created by Gordon Giltrap MBE, to help you to learn how to improve your guitar playing. Pete Townshend recently said on ‘The Who’s’ official website that some of the best guitar music for him in 2018 came from Gordon Giltrap. This is indeed true recognition from a guitar legend in a year where Gordon has also been honoured with an MBE for services to music.

What is the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

It is a learning opportunity for guitarists of all abilities. Coaching will be led by Gordon Giltrap who will be supported by Will McNicol who Gordon rates as “one of the finest Guitarists and Composers on the scene today”.

It is based around the following process:

1) Prepare some goals for what you want to learn to become a better guitarist and complete a short questionnaire to enable us to get to know more about you as a guitarist.

2) Submit your written goals 4 weeks prior to a residential weekend.

3) Take part in a weekend residential programme with coaching throughout from Gordon and Will McNicol

4) Revise your goals for the next 6 months

5) Share your goals with participants on the programme who can provide encouragement and a support network.

6) Do whatever it takes to work towards your goals.

7) Take part in a follow up half day meeting to share success and achievements.

8) Look at ‘what next’ to continue improvement and development as a guitarist.

When is the next residential weekend and where is it being held?

It will take place from 20.00 Friday 8th November to 15.00 Sunday 10th November 2019 and will be held at:

‘Woodside’

Glasshouse Lane

Kenilworth

Warwickshire

CV8 2AL

How many places are available?

Places will be limited to 16

What will be covered during the residential weekend?

The actual content of the weekend will be determined by the personal aims of each participant, however areas covered in the past have included:

  • Demonstration of guitar techniques
  • Performance …. Examples from Gordon and Will’s experience connecting with listeners.
  • Coaching and feedback on your own performance
  • Guitar set up and advice about guitars
  • Ideas about composing for solo guitar
  • Musicality… dynamics and playing from the soul with passion
  • Nail care
  • Amplification and effects

The style of the weekend will be relaxed and informal with both group and individual coaching from Gordon and Will

How much does it cost to take part in the ‘Guitarist’s Development Group’?

The fee is £595 per per person which includes:

  • Coaching from Gordon Giltrap and Will McNicol
  • Any supporting learning materials
  • 2 nights accommodation in an en suite room for single occupancy at ‘Woodside’ to include all meals on Saturday and Sunday
  • The follow up review meeting

A deposit of £295 is payable by bank transfer or cheque when your place is confirmed and the balance will be due by the 8th October 2019.

How do I book my place?

All booking enquiries should be made to Paul Roberts by email to pcrguitar@gmail.com or by telephone on 07860 648068.

Paul is an experienced RGT guitar teacher who will be the point of contact for any queries before, during and after the Residential weekend.


Gordon Giltrap - www.giltrap.co.uk

Will McNicol - www.willmcnicol.co.uk

Woodside - http://www.sundialgroup.com/venues-hotels/woodside/overview


Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Bramall Hall

Bramhall Park (off Hall Road), Bramhall
Stockport, Cheshire SK7 3NX

phone: 0161 474 4444 / 0161 474 2020

website: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/bramallhall



Bramall Hall is a superb example of a 'Cheshire Black and White' timber framed manor house, with origins dating back to Medieval England. The property is lovingly cared for and presents the visitor with a marvellous historic record spanning six centuries.

Journeying through the house will give you a glimpse into Bramall Hall's fascinating history - beautiful Tudor rooms with spectacular plaster ceilings, a wonderful 16th century embroidered table carpet and wall paintings, plus many fine examples of architecture, furniture and paintings from different periods.

The house is set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland which has been landscaped in the style of Capability Brown. The park features two lakes, woodland walks, gardens and a toddlers play area.

As Hilary says "One of our fave venues, it's great that Christmas is up and running when we go there because it is LOVELY."

Entrance to the hall is from the side away from the car park.

More info to be added when available

Tickets TBC

Email: bramall.hall@stockport.gov.uk


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