Ards International Guitar Festival 2017

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Classic Album Brunch: Jimi – The Ultimate Guitar Hero?


It’s been half a century since Jimi Hendrix exploded into history with 1967’s release Are You Experienced? (closely followed that year by Axis: Bold As Love). Over the course of the all-too-brief four years that followed, through incendiary live performances and ground breaking recordings, Hendrix re-wrote the rulebook on guitar playing and cemented a lasting reputation as the original – and many say still the ultimate – guitar hero.

In this relaxed hour-long talk, award-winning broadcaster Ralph McLean discusses the life and work of Jimi Hendrix, accompanied by clips of Jimi’s landmark guitar solos, songs and performances.

Some light catering will be available – a chance to chill out on a Sunday brunch-time, and hear some of the sounds that changed the course of guitar history.