On Friday 9 March Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall (map here) is hosting an International Guitar Night, featuring Brian Gore , Lulo Reinhardt (great-nephew of Django Reinhardt) and Adrian Legg.
My lifelong friend, Mike McGeary, Principal Officer Instrumental Music for City of Edinburgh Council, has managed to arrange an free, one-hour concert for pupils – and has extended this offer to pupils in East Lothian Schools. This will also take place in the Queen’s Hall (soon to be scene of our annual Showcase Concert) and will run from 4:00-5:00.
I should stress that this is not an organised school trip. Pupils are expected to organise their own transport – either with parents of friends. Once there, I can vouch for their being instrumental pupils in our schools. Pupils can ask me for more details in the two lessons which remain before that date.
Click on the hyper links for each player to take you to their individual websites – or visit YouTube for more idea of their styles.
My lifelong friend and professional predecessor at Musselburgh Grammar School, Mike McGeary, dropped by there last week to see me – with an offer for East Lothian guitar pupils. In his capacity as City of Edinburgh Council’s Principal Officer for Instrumental Instruction, Mike is involved with the outreach side of the current International Guitar Night tour. In addition to the gig at our own Brunton Hall, the members of this outfit are putting on a concert/workshop for pupils in Portobello High School on Friday Oct 2 from 2:00 – 4:00. Entry price to pupils is a mere £5.
There is ample video footage on the tour diary site but, to give you a more immediate idea of the three players involved, have a look at the videos below.
Lulo Reinhardt (great, grandnephew of Django Reinhardt)
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Search for Portobello High School on Google Maps here.