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Edinburgh International Guitar Festival

Guitarists in the Edinburgh/Lothians area may be interested in this year’s Edinburgh International Guitar Festival, run by my friend and colleague, Mike McGeary. Amongst other things, the weekend (23/24 Sept) features two recitals in Duddingston Kirk (map here) – both of which are open to the public:

Friday 23 Sept at 19:30 – Sean Shibe (2011 Gold Medalist in ROSL Annual Music Competition) – read a crit where The Herald’s Michael Tumelty explains how Sean ‘turned him on to classical guitar’

Saturday 24 Sept at 19:30 – Allan Neave, Lecturer in Guitar at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

During the day of Saturday 24, Allan will be running a workshop and masterclass.

You can see/download details of all the above here: Festival Brochure 2011

Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe, a very impressive young guitarist, will be giving a recital at 18:30 on Wednesday 11th May in the Royal Over-seas League (100 Princes Street – upstairs). the tel no for ROSL is 0131 225 1501. You can find it on Google Maps here. Sean is currently a pupil of Allan Neave at RSAMD.

The programme will be:

Giulio RegondiEtude no. 10Dionisio AguadoRondo no.2 in A minor; Giulio Regondi – Fete Villageois;
Malcolm ArnoldFantasy (Prelude, Scherzo, Arietta, Fughetta, Arietta, March, Postlude)Joaquin RodrigoInvocacion y DanzaAlberto GinasteraSonata (Esordio, Scherzo, Canto, Finale)

You can see Sean in action below:[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/GvG1De74lWI?rel=0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

… and Sean’s blog here.

Big Guitar Weekend

Guitar Festivals seem to be in the air. Look here for details of Big Guitar Weekend 2010. Suffice to say that John Williams is one of the guests! Also featured are Pavel Steidl and Tommy Emannuel. There are also interesting looking fringe events. Director, Allan Neave, is also to appear as a soloist at the Edinburgh International Guitar Festival.

Guitar @ The Fringe

Here is a list of links to concerts in the Fringe featuring solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar in mixed ensemble & guitar/vocals. These links will take you to their entries in the fringe programme – giving details of dates, times, prices. Many of these artists have their own websites where you can hear samples of their playing.

Many of these gigs take place at The Acoustic Music Centre – follow the link to view their complete programme.

Andy McKee & Don Ross (two virtuosi of acoustic guitar – normally original material)

Adam Bulley & Malcolm MacFarlane (Malcolm is a Haddington-based jazz guitarist)

Antonio Forcione & Adrian Adewale (Italian guitar virtuoso with brazilian percussionist)

Bert Jansch (legendary folk guitarist)

Billy Jones

Cafe Cadenza mercurial trumpet & recorder virtuoso John Sampson with guitarist/vocalist Stewart Hanratty

Camera Ritmata (jazz ensemble featuring former Knox lads Simon Thacker (guitar) Paul Kirby (piano)

Neil Wilson – Classical Guitar & World Music

Spyros Dendrinos

Luca Villani

Abigail James (music by Scottish composer, Eddie Maguire – for flute/guitar/piano)

Flamenco for Lunch

Geoff “Hurricane” Watson: Acoustic Hits

Gill Bowman – acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist (a Haddington lass)

Sean Shibe – extremely talented young, local classical guitarist

Jan Akkerman + Gareth Pearson (former Focus guitarist meets young acoustic wizard)

John Renbourn (legendary folk guitarist)

Kevin Harding

Mike Whellans

Romantic Guitar – Luca Villani

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenco

Sorros Duo – Music from Spain & Latin America (Phillip Thorne – of St David’s High School and RSAMD with Selina Madely)

Stefan Grossman (legendary folk guitarist)


Tony Monaco Organ Trio (there is a guitar in it, honest)

Women in Harmony (featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist, Karine Polwart) Check out their Myspace here