Course Information


**NEW COURSE FORMAT** 

THIS YEAR TUITION FOR THE FULL WEEKEND COURSES WILL BE CONCENTRATED ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH A NEW LOWER FEE WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS FOR BOTH DAYS.
THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION IS STILL AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE THIS.

WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING TWO UNMISSABLE TWO-HOUR WORKSHOPS WITH AMIR-JOHN HADDAD AND ESMOND SELWYN. THESE CAN BE ATTENDED AS A STAND ALONE EVENT OR AS AN ADD ON TO THE FULL WEEKEND COURSE.

STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM AT THE STUDENT GALA ON SUNDAY WHILE THE ARTISTS' CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

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FULL WEEKEND COURSES:

Classical Guitar Course

with Matthew McAllister and Amanda Cook
£95 including lunch, tea and coffee
Let Amanda Cook and Matthew McAllister take you through the techniques and secrets behind their incredible playing style during this intensive two-days course. Having made a name for themselves on the international classical guitar scene both Matthew and Amanda are regarded as outstanding guitar teachers for their friendly and thorough approach. Join them for two full days of workshops, masterclasses and ensembles on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August in the North West Regional College. Students will have the opportunity to perform at the Student Gala on Sunday 28.

Electric Guitar - The Gary Moore Riff Library
£95 including lunch, tea and coffee
Two days of intense rock therapy with local blues guitarists Ted Lynch! Through the music of legendary guitar virtuoso Gary Moore you will learn new riffs and techniques and get the opportunity to perform on stage with a full band at the Student Gala.

Beginners Ukulele Course

£95 including lunch, tea and coffee
A weekend packed full of fun while learning a new instrument! This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who have just started learning the ukulele. With only four strings this wee instrument is guaranteed to set your musical passion alight! Participants will have the opportunity to perform as an ensemble at the Student Gala on Sunday.

TWO-HOURS WORKSHOPS:

Flamenco Guitar: Saturday 27 August 10am - 12noon

Amir John Haddad "EL AMIR" Flamenco (Spain) - £25
El Amir makes a welcome return to the City of Derry Guitar Festival for a two-hours workshops packed full of the fire and passion of Flamenco. During the workshop Amir will take participants through his unique style that mixes tradition and modernity for a unique learning experience. The workshop can be attended as a stand alone event or as an add on to the Classical Guitar Course.

Jazz Guitar: Sunday 28 August 10am-12noon

Esmond Selwyn (UK) - Two hour workshop £25
Esmond Selwyn has long been recognised as one of the UK's greatest performing jazz guitarists and jazz educators. In this two hours workshops Esmond will take participants through his outstanding fingerboard techniques and the tricks behind his style. The workshop can be attendend as a stand alone event or as an add on to the the Classical Guitar Course.

Contact Info

Course applications and general enquiries:
Tel: (+44) (0)28 71311288 / (0)752 1072774
 Box Office for Concert Tickets: 
Tel: (+44) (0)28 71311288 / (0)752 1072774
 Email
cityofderryguitarfestival@gmail.com

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