Ards International Guitar Festival 2017

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Guitar Clinics

Classical Guitar with John Feeley

Classical Guitar with John Feeley - Ards Guitar Festival 2017

Event Info

TIME: Thursday 6 April, 11.00am to 12.30pm

PRICE: £10

Venue: Ards Arts Centre

In delivering a guitar clinic, John Feeley is always willing to react to the questions, needs and interests of those guitarists who attend – but in broad terms, he will discuss a number of different aspects of the instrument and performance, including arrangements – and some of the technical and interpretative aspects of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic & Contemporary music. John will also discuss the challenges he faced in arranging his recent recording of the Bach Cello Suites for guitar.

Please bring your guitar.



Innovative Techniques with Jon Gomm

Guitar Clinic and Q&A with Jon Gomm - Ards Guitar Festival 2017

Event Info

TIME: Saturday 8 April, 12noon to 1.30pm

PRICE: £10

Venue: Haptik (upstairs)

Whatever area of music he’s explaining, Jon likes to make sure he offers two things: First, a truly unique perspective that the audience will never have encountered, no matter what their experience level. And second: Genuinely practical, instantly usable information. His openness and wit make sure every session is fun and memorable.
In this Clinic Jon explains how to approach an instrument as if you’ve never seen one before, and the innovative techniques which result from that.



Introduction to DADGAD with Sarah McQuaid

Introduction to DADGAD with Sarah McQuaid - Ards Guitar Festival 2017

Event Info

TIME: Sunday 9 April, 2-3.30pm

PRICE: £10

Venue: Ivy Bar (upstairs)

Sarah McQuaid is the author of a book of guitar tuition, The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as ‘a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists’, and has developed this ‘Introduction To DADGAD’ workshop for players with little experience of DADGAD. Sarah has presented her DADGAD workshops at music schools, festivals, arts centres, private homes and other venues in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Holland and Germany.