Course Information

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**NEW ARTIST ANNOUNCED: CROSSOVER ACOUSTIC/CLASSICAL GUITARIST DECLAN ZAPALA WILL BE PERFORMING ON 22 AUGUST AND HOLDING A TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP PN 23 AUGUST, 2-4PM!**

 GUITAR OVERDOSE 

Join us for a real Guitar Overdose! This year, we are introducing an exciting selection of two-hour workshops with international guitarists, spanning the genres of acoustic, classical, flamenco and slide blues guitar. All workshops can be attended as a stand alone event for £50 each - or you can decide to attend all for only £180. An opportunity not to be missed to “overdose” on your favourite instrument!

THREE-DAY COURSES

Alongside our selection of workshops we are also offering the traditional three-day Classical and Electric guitar courses, as well as a Beginners Ukulele course. Experience three days of intense guitar therapy in a friendly atmosphere where you will be encouraged to share knowledge with your fellow guitarists under the watchful eye of some of the best international guitarists. All participants will have to opportunity to perform at the Student Gala on Sunday.

Due to health and safety reasons and logistic arrangements within the NWRC we 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.

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

THREE DAY COURSES:

Classical Guitar
Non-residential £130 Residential £265 (this does not include meals) 
Three days of intense guitar therapy tutored by Carlos Bonell, and Wiktoria Szubelak. Students will also have the opportunity to perform on stage at the student Gala Concert on Sunday evening.

Electric Guitar - The B.B. King Riff Library

Non-residential £130 Residential £265 (this does not include meals) 
Sign up for a truly electrifying guitar riffs course focusing on the music of blues legend B.B. King. The course will be held 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 rock experience.

Beginners Ukulele Course

First day is Free for all - Then £90 for the following two days or £45 if you would like one extra day only. 
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!

GUITAR OVERDOSE WORKSHOPS:

Acoustic Guitar: Friday 21st August 10am - 12noon
Alberto Grollo - Two hour workshop £50
Come and join us with this award winning musician/producer and see how he approaches his compositions and arrangements. All participants will have to opportunity to perform at the Gala Concert on Sunday night.

Slide Blues Guitar: Saturday 22nd August 10am - 12noon

Martin Harley Two hour workshop £50
This is a first for the festival and we can't wait to hear Martin's demonstration of this most soulful of instruments. A must for all blues enthusiasts. All participants will have the opportunity to perform at the Gala concert on Sunday night

Flamenco Guitar: Sunday 23rd August 10am - 12noon

Amir John Haddad "EL AMIR" Flamenco - Two hour workshop £50
Sign up and experience the fire and passion of the Flamenco culture. This 2 hour workshop is taken by Amir John Haddad one of the worlds most versatile flamenco guitarists. All participants will have the opportunity to perform at the Gala Concert on Sunday evening.

Crossover Acoustic/Classical Guitar: Sunday 23rd August 2 - 4pm

Declan Zapala (UK) - Two hour workshop £50
Declan Zapala is part of an innovative new wave of concert guitarists, writing and performing music that explores new avenues in guitar technique whilst maintaining a close relationship with the traditions of the guitar’s vast repertoire. Let Declan take you through his fascinating compositions and techniques. All participants will have the opportunity to perform at the Gala Concert Sunday night.

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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