AIRWAVES  Gordon Giltrap Newsletter  Sept 08


Make sure you tune in to Radio 2 starting September 8th as for five consecutive days I shall be the musical guest of Mr Ken Bruce and his Tracks of my Years feature, during his 9.30am - 12 show.


Things are building nicely for the Birmingham Town Hall concert on September 20th.

For those who saw any of the Three Parts Guitar shows that we did a year or so back and would like to see more then this show I hope will fulfil all of your expectations.

Myself along with Raymond Burley, John Etheridge, and maestro Rick Wakeman will be performing solo sets throughout the first half. The second half will see all four musicians on stage performing duo, trio and quartet pieces. As you will know by now, Rick and I have our stunning new album released this month, but unfortunately time has allowed neither myself and Rick to get any of the material together for the Brum show, instead we hope to do a possible one off concert sometime to feature much of the albums complex material. Having said all this you never know we may just be able to feature one of the pieces for the concert!


The exhibition to celebrate the British guitar maker will officially kick off on Saturday the 22nd of November at The Hub in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. There is a preview for invited guests on the 21st where our VERY special guest to open the event is non other than the great Julian Bream! We are SO lucky to get the great man to agree to this opening event. I then will perform a brief forty minute set for the assembled guests. In all honesty I find the thought of playing in front of probably the greatest guitarist in history a little daunting but hey I'm sure he will enjoy it!

There are a number of great concerts planned throughout the six week exhibition period at the Hub including my dear friend Ray Burley on the 28th of November with more shows featuring Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson together, possibly Newton Falconer, and the final concert on January the 3rd will see me hosting a show with my pal Tristan Seume, a local guitarist called Andy Taylor, and the young welsh guitar wizard Gareth Pearson. Details of all these concerts will be on the Hubs website very soon.

Gordon Giltrap Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 8.00pm
New Greenham Arts Centre,
113 Lindenmuth Way, New Greenham Park
Newbury, Berkshire RG19 6HN
phone: 0118 926 8615 / 01635 522733

Friday, September 12th, 2008 Doors 6.30pm concert 7.30pm
Farncombe Music Club,
St.John's Church, St.John's Street
Farncombe GU7 3EH
phone: 01483 421 520

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 Doors 7.30pm Concert 8.00pm
Acoustic Guitar Show,
Imperial Square
Cheltenham GL50 1QA
phone: 01242 227979

Sunday, September 14th, 2008, Masterclass
Acoustic Guitar Show,
Imperial Square
Cheltenham GL50 1QA
phone: 01242 227979

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 7.30pm
Three Parts Guitar (Raymond Burley, Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge)
with special guest Rick Wakeman
Town Hall,
Victoria Square
Birmingham B3 3DQ
phone: 0121 780 3333