It’s first time at the Festival for the Guitar Gathering, a series of special workshops under the guidance of top guitarist Hugh Buckley. Listen, look and learn as four top guitarists show you the tricks and licks that make the guitar such an iconic instrument.
With sessions open to all and free of charge, it’s going to heaven for guitar fans attending the Festival.
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Dizzy Gillespie’s favourite guitarist will deliver a top notch session to open the Festival’s first Guitar Gathering. Here’s your chance to hear some magical guitar runs, tips and talk as Ed Cherry displays his mastery of the instrument – an amazing musician with vast international experience.
John is probably Ireland’s top flamenco guitarist and has studied in Spain as well as touring with many Flamenco ensembles. This session will explore the beauty of Flamenco music, its rhythms, its history and, above all, the guitar techniques required to deliver this vital music.
Performing solo acoustic guitar is a daunting prospect for many. Enjoy one of Ireland’s top performers and educators in this fascinating session that will cover touch, tone, velocity and technical security. Darragh will also cover solo guitar composing and arranging.
Get the blues guitar lowdown from Ireland’s top blues guitarist. Pat has played with a host of bluesmen from John Primer to Carlos Johnson. His workshop will cover the many blues styles, phrasing and articulation – and getting the right equipment.