Course Information

**APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN - PLEASE SEND YOUR FORM IN OR CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SECURE A PLACE**

New Features:

  1. The City of Derry Guitar Festival is proud to present some new additions to our courses. This year we are offering an Absolute Beginners Ukulele course by Ronan Kearney. This beautiful little instrument has four strings and will no doubt set your musical passion alight. 
  2. Acoustic Guitar course with the legendary Gordon Giltrap!
  3. Alongside the featured Flamenco Guitar Course, where you will be subjected to fundamentals of the flamenco technique, you will also learn part of the historical background and take a look into the flamenco way of life - this promises to be an eye opener!
  4. Seminar on the rise of Focal Dystonia in musicians by Sean Woods 
  5. The Rory Gallagher Riff Library by Ted Lynch

Due to health and safety reasons and logistic arrangements within the NWRC, this year we will have to charge £6.75 per day for lunch and tea & coffee. This will include a buffet lunch with sandwiches and a selection of hot items. Tea & coffee will be served in the morning, at lunchtime and in mid-afternoon.

As the meals have to be ordered in advance we would be grateful if you could send in an additional payment of £20 with your  course fee.

Full course fee covers all concerts, workshops, ensemble and master classes. 

You can download your application form here: Word doc - pdf

For information on course tutors, please click here.

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Classical Guitar
Non-residential £120
Residential £255 (this does not include meals)
Students in further education - Non-residential £80
Students in further education - Residential £215 (this does not include meals)
Three days of intense guitar therapy tutored by Carlos Bonell, Thibault Cauvin, Manus Noble and a 2 hour workshop from Swedish guitar duo Sound Of Strings. Students will  also have the opportunity to perform on stage at the student Gala Concert on Sunday evening.

Flamenco Guitar
Non-residential £120
Residential £255 (this does not include meals)
Students in further education - Non-residential £80
Students in further education - Residential £215 (this does not include meals)
Sign up and experience the fire and passion of the Flamenco culture. This course is taken by John Walsh one of Ireland's leading flamenco guitarist. Students will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the student Gala Concert on Sunday evening  

Acoustic Guitar
Non-residential £120
Residential £255 (this does not include meals)
Students in further education - Non-residential £80
Students in further education - Residential £215 (this does not include meals)
A real treat for all acoustic guitarists, this course will be held by the legendary Gordon Giltrap. With a career spanning over three decades, 40 albums released and an unmistakable sound Gordon will lead his students through three days of workshops and masterclasses. An opportunity not to be missed! Students will have the chance to perform live on stage with Gordon at the Student Gala in 24th August.

Electric Guitar - Rory Gallagher Riff Library 
Non-residential £120
Residential £255 (this does not include meals) 
Students in further education - Non-residential £80
Students in further education - Residential £215 (this does not include meals)
Sign up for a truly electrifying guitar riffs course, taken by local guitar legend Ted Lynch. Students on this course will have the opportunity to perform live on stage with their tutor accompanied by bass and drums for the full Rory Gallagher experience. 

Beginners Ukulele  Course 

First day is Free for all - Then £80 for the following two days.
Why not come and have a go at learning the Ukulele from scratch.... This course will be taught by local guitarist/ukulele player Ronan Kearney, a Graduate in Music Performance at the University of Ulster. This course will consist of three days tuition. The first day is FREE for all, if you then decide that you are enjoying your new musical experience you can sign up for the next two days. Lots of fun and meeting new friends guaranteed!

Contact Info

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

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