New IGF residential courses
The International Guitar Festival (IGF) has moved its 20-year residency in the West of England to the picturesque town of Shrewsbury. The IGF celebrates this move with an exceptional line-up in a beautiful setting. Shrewsbury School offers a quintessentially British campus complete with concert hall, chapel, boathouses, swimming pool, tennis courts and gym, all across 100 acres of rich countryside.
There are seven courses during August 9-15, covering all the stops and providing a whole host of genres to choose from including: Acoustic, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Advance Fingerstyle, Classical and Rock. Students have the chance to be fully residential and truly immersed in traditional summer school life; socialising, jamming, learning and, most importantly, having fun with their guitars!
The programme this year features performances from guitarist-composer Roland Dyens, Eden-Stell Guitar duo and EMI-signed, groundbreaking guitarist, Xuefei Yang. The tutors include Tom Kerstens, Amanda Cook and Julian Masters for Classical; Jazz with Dario Cortese; Blues with Gianluca Corona; Funk with Jason Sidwell; Rock with
Tolis Zavaliaris; Acoustic with Chris Woods; and Advanced Fingerstyle with Will McNicol. Visit www.igf.org.uk for details.
IGF Tutor Chris Woods