Gordon goes Grumpy !

We asked the normally affable Gordon for a comment for e-waves for this newsletter but he refused. In fact, hes gone all grumpy - to find out why check out about halfway down the page.

History of the Hofner Guitar Book

Gordon says, There are plans afoot to try and get the Hofner book out in to the market place again. This book written by myself and Nev Marten was written in the early nineties and in fact became the Bible for all things Hofner related. It has been out of print for some time now, and is fetching upwards of 75 a copy on E-Bay!

It was through this book that I single-handedly raised the profile of Hofner in this country and focused on the rarer models and by so doing raised their market value! The irony is that I personally couldn't afford to buy a Golden Hofner these days as their value has increased ten fold!

Watch this space...

Upcoming Sheffield gig - 25th Oct

Gordon says that he is particularly looking forward to his concert at The Memorial Hall in Sheffield on Thursday the 25th of this month, and feels very honoured to be part of a programme that has been featuring many legends of the guitar like Davy Graham. On a personal note Gordon, has many friends in Sheffield and has of course a strong association with The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and his close friends Cathy and Geoff Olner.

It has been many a year since Gordon appeared at a major venue in the city, and he hopes to see as many of you there as possible to share in what promises to be a special evening.

See GG Upcoming Events (below) or website for details.

Troubadour Book page updated

Gordon has written a piece about the origins of the Troubadour Album, which has been added to the Troubadour Book page in the Latest Releases Section  then scroll down the page to read.

Steve Marsh and Judy Dunlop CD launch

Gordon writes: "I have written the sleeve notes and played on one track of the new Steve Marsh and Judy Dunlop album PAINTING SHOULD BE FUN.

The track I played on is a song written by Ashley Hutchins entitled Wolf, which is a superb song about the victor of Quebec, General James Wolf, whose statue I grew up with as its position at the top of Greenwich Park dominated all who saw it!

I have also written the sleeve notes for the CD, and Ashley makes a guest appearance. There is some very fine fiddle and cello on one or two of the songs. All in all it's a lovely album, and it's being launched at our joint concert next month on the 2nd of November."

See GG Upcoming Events (below) or website for details.

Be Well all.


Check out all the news in detail at the October News page of the website:

Gordon Giltrap Upcoming Events:

Friday, October 12th, 2007 7.30pm

Southam, Warks

The Grange Hall

Coventry Rd

Southam, Warks CV47 1QA

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Guitar workshop 1.30pm Concert 7.30pm

Solihull, West Midlands

Acoustic Magazine presents.....

Solihull Arts Complex

Homer Road

Solihull, West Midlands B91 3RG

Friday, October 19th, 2007 8.00pm

Ryde, Isle of Wight

'Acoustic at the Altar'

St Johns Church in Ryde ( next to The Park Centre )

High Park Road

Ryde, Isle of Wight

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 7.30pm

Sheffield, S. Yorkshire

Sheffield Memorial Hall

Barkers Pool

Sheffield, S. Yorkshire S1 2JA

Friday, October 26th, 2007 7.30pm

Birmingham, W. Midlands

Raymond Burley book and CD launch

St Pauls Gallery

94-108 Northwood St

Birmingham, W. Midlands B3 1TH

Friday, October 26th, 2007 7.30pm

Ticknall, Derbyshire

Ticknall Village Hall

3 Slade Farm, Rose Lane

Ticknall, Derbyshire DE73 1JW

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 Doors open 7.00pm Performance 7.30pm

Ewshot, Hampshire

Ewshot Village Hall

Tadpole Lane

Ewshot, Hampshire GU10 5BX

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 7.30pm

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Gordon with Judy Dunlop and Steve Marsh

Chesterfield Library Theatre

New Beetwell Street

Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1QN

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 7.30pm

Ashorne, Warwickshire

Ashorne Village Hall,

Ashorne, Warwickshire CV35 9DR

Saturday, November 10th, 2007 Doors open 7.30pm performance 8.00pm

Bramdean Nr. Arlesford, Hampshire

Bramdean Village Hall

Wood Lane

Bramdean Nr. Arlesford, Hampshire SO24 0JN

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 8.00pm

Ansty, Warwickshire

Ansty Club

Grove Road

Ansty, Warwickshire CV7 9JD

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