Saturday, February 24th, 2018 10.00am

Sharing Day

The Scout Hut

Mere Green Rd
Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW

PRICE: £100.00

On Saturday Feb 24th 2018 I'm holding another "Sharing Day" in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield at the same venue as last time, at the rear of St James Hall opposite Sainsbury's.

My special guest is the wonderful guitarist/composer/teacher and transcriber for major guitar publications in the UK Tristan Seume. It has been my pleasure to have known Tris for many years and it has been a joy to share the stage with him on many occasions.

Like me, he is a devotee of FYLDE guitars and like me shares a close friendship with the company's founder Roger Bucknall. Such is their friendship that Roger fashioned a beautiful FYLDE banjo for Tris, probably one of the finest I have ever seen and is truly worthy of his outstanding abilities on this instrument. But it is his virtuoso guitar playing that truly sets him apart from other players of his generation. I have always likened him to a young John Renbourn in terms of his touch and complex guitar instrumentals.

The format for the day will be a brief selection of tunes from yours truly followed by a detailed look at our chosen piece for the day, a track from my new album "This Fathers Love". There will be the usual Q&A on any related guitar subject be it technique, performance, composition, what have you. Also throughout the afternoon there will the chance to "share" YOUR playing with us.

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Tristan will join in the afternoon to play us some of his stunning compositions and answer any of your questions, but the main thrust will be his playing. I hope he brings his banjo with him as well as his collection of FYLDE'S!

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and our local Sainsbury's is just opposite for your luncheon needs.

Cost for the day is £100


http://tristanseume.co.uk/






Do contact Sue Holton for details and to secure your place.

Email: ggiltrap+sharingday@gmail.com

I'm SO looking forward to meeting all you pickers out there and sharing all I know and have learnt over my many years in this crazy music business

I look forward to hearing from you.

G.


Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 8.00pm

Cramphorn Theatre Studio

Fairfield Road
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JG

phone: 01245 606 505

PRICE: £16.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres/#

The Cramphorn Theatre (adjoining the Civic) is an intimate studio theatre seating up to 177 and presents a programme of smaller scale professional touring theatre, music productions, dance and lunchtime concerts, as well as being renowned for its innovative mixture of art house, world and mainstream film screenings.

The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are located on Fairfield Road. There are three designated disabled parking bays and level access from all areas of the nearest car park (Fairfield Road car park, accessed via Coval Lane). During the week, until approximately 5pm, there is limited parking availability in Fairfield Road car park. Please note: outside the Theatres in Fairfield Road there are double yellow lines. Alternative pay car parks, Townfield and West End, can be found near Chelmsford Station.

By Car:
The theatres can only be accessed via Parkway (ring road). Look for the turning into Rainsford Road, by the Methodist Church and County Hotel. Look for the brown signs around Chelmsford directing you to the theatres.




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, March 16th, 2018 7.45pm

Wokingham Music Club

Emmbrook Sports & Social, Lowther Road
Wokingham RG41 1JB

PRICE: £16.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk/



Wokingham Music Club brings great music to Wokingham every month.





Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Catstrand Arts Centre

HIgh St
New Galloway, Castle Douglas DG7 3RN  

phone: 01644 420 374

website: http://www.catstrand.com/

Welcome to Scotland's most exciting contemporary performance and meeting space in the heart of the Glenkens community.
Called CatStrand after the very small stream that used to run underneath it, the name also reflects the stream of activities that flow through it.

Not only does CatStrand promote a varied music, arts and exhibition programme - it also boasts up-to-date training and conference facilities, offers local information and a cafe, and runs regular computer classes and exercise classes. It is home to CatStrand Cinema and there are plenty of things to do for both the younger and older members of our communities.

A central focal point for the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, CatStrand welcomes individuals, groups and businesses wanting to hire fully equipped meeting rooms.

CatStrand aims to offer a range of high quality events, activities and facilities, with full disabled access, to suit every taste and every visitor - all under one roof.



More details will be added when available




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, March 24th, 2018 7.30pm

Milngavie Folk Club

The Fraser Centre
Milngavie

PRICE: £15.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

JMS Concerts has been organising and promoting gigs since 2005 when Milngavie Folk Club was formed. Featuring a wealth of folk, blues, country and jazz musicians, Milngavie Folk Club represents an opportunity to see great artists in an intimate venue.

Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, April 20th, 2018 Time TBC

Mycenae House

90 Mycenae Rd, Blackheath
London SE3 7SE

phone: 020 8858 1749

website: http://www.mycenaehouse.co.uk/

Mycenae House is an historic building within the grounds of beautiful public gardens in the Blackheath Westcombe Ward in South East London.


More details will be added when available.

How to find us...

Train: Westcombe Park Station

We are located 500 yards from the station which is 19 minutes by train from Cannon Street station on the Greenwich to Dartford Line. Trains run every ten minutes at peak times. Please note that due to engineering work there is no service to Westcombe Park station from London Bridge station at present.

Exit the station from Platform 1, turn right on Station Crescent and follow the road past the parade of shops. Mycenae Road is in front (the left of the two roads straight ahead). Walk to the top of the hill and Mycenae House is on the right hand side.

Tube: North Greenwich Station (Jubilee Line)

Take bus 108 or 422 from Stop B. Alight at the Kirkside Road stop on Westcombe Hill. Cross the road and walk to the end of Kirkside Road and then turn left onto Mycenae Road. Walk to the top of the hill and Mycenae House is on the right hand side.

Car: The Community Centre is just 500m from the A2 and A102 (Blackwall Tunnel). Use our directions to Mycenae House facility by putting your starting post code in the facility under the map on our website here: http://www.mycenaehouse.co.uk/directions.html

Buses:
Mycenae House is well served by buses from all directions; here are the key ones:
To Blackheath Royal Standard: Bus Numbers 53, 54, 108, 202, 286, 380, 422
To Westcombe Park Road: Bus Number 386

Please refer to www.tfl.gov.uk for more info.

Parking:
We have a small onsite car park (3 regular bays plus 2 disabled bays for blue badge holders) available on a first-come first-serve basis.

There are ample free parking spaces on Mycenae Road and Beaconsfield Road which are both adjacent to Mycenae House.


Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.



Thursday, April 26th, 2018 7.00pm

Gordon Giltrap  with special guest Carrie Martin

Winters End Festival

Drill Hall, Lower Church St
Chepstow NP16 5HJ

PRICE: £15.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.winters-end.co.uk/



This is a stand-alone event ahead of the Winter's End Progressive Rock Festival on 27-29 April.


Tickets £15 (£12 for anyone with a 3 day ticket to the main festival).

Doors 7pm. Unreserved seating.



Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Sunday, April 29th, 2018 7.30pm

Charity concert

The Fleece Inn

Bretforton
nr Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 7JE

website: https://thefleeceinn.co.uk/



For many years now, Gordon has given annual fundraising concerts on behalf of the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

Book early, tickets for these events always sell out well in advance.

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The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (01386) 831173


‘All proceeds to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust’







Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, June 8th, 2018 Doors 7.00pm

Gordon Giltrap  with special guest Carrie Martin

Portsmouth Guildhall

Guildhall Square
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB

phone: 0844 847 2362

PRICE: £14.50

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Doors for Dinner 7pm, Start time 8pm. Tickets £30.50 with meal / without meal £14.50 including booking fee & levy

14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult

The Guildhall was originally completed in 1890. It was designed by Leeds architect, William Hill, who was inspired to improve upon an almost-identical model that he had designed as Bolton Town Hall in 1873. Unfortunately, Hill’s Guildhall was not even to last a century before the angry skies of the Second World War rained down a series of incendiary bombs onto the city in 1941.

On the 10th January, bombs gutted the original Guildhall, completely destroying the interior and roof and leaving only the outer walls and tower, which suffered enormous fire damage. In the course of the bombings that rocked the city, 930 civilians were killed, 1,216 were hospitalised and over 1,500 more were injured. However, the spirit of Portsmouth that survived the Blitz also ensured the survival of the Guildhall, which was rebuilt after the War and re-opened by HM The Queen on 8th June 1959. The building has stood as a memorial to the spirit and determination of Portsmouth and her people ever since.

How to Find Us and Parking

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB

Isambard Brunel Multi Storey Car Park has 460 spaces and is 200m from Portsmouth Guildhall. When attending a show with us you can purchase an ‘exit ticket’ for this car park, either at the point of booking or on the day of the show, at the price of £4.50. Exit tickets must be exchanged for the ticket taken at the barrier and are valid from 6pm – 12am on the evening of the show. Exit tickets can be collected during Box Office opening hours and before the start of a show.

For more information on car parking in Portsmouth please see www.portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Portsmouth Park & Ride operates daily until 8pm, Monday – Saturday, and 6.45pm on Sundays.  www.parkandrideportsmouth.gov.uk

Disabled parking

Blue Badge holders are exempt from pay and display charges in Portsmouth City Council owned car parks – just display your badge. This is not the case with NCP owned car parks or the Isambard Brunel Multi Storey car park.

Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 Doors 7.15pm

Gordon Giltrap, Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson

Finstock Village Hall

Well Hill
Finstock near Charlbury  , Oxfordshire   OX7 3BU

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here


FRIENDS SHARING MUSIC

Following the success of their first concert Gordon and Nick return to Finstock Village Hall, this time joined by Judith Henderson for a second evening of music and banter.


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NICK HOOPER

Although Nick Hooper is better known as a film-music composer, he started his musical career as a guitarist, studying at The Royal College of Music, and receiving tuition from John Williams and others.

In the late 70s he toured widely under the auspices of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now, and also The British Council. In the 1980s Nick released a folk album Turning Tables with Chris Leslie, and a solo album of music by J S Bach which was critically acclaimed, comparing his playing to that of John Williams and Andres Segovia.

Decades later, after a successful film music career, scoring two Harry potter films and winning many awards, Nick has returned to his first love – the guitar. He joined forces with his wife Judith to form the duo Henderson:Hooper, started a folk series which has now become ‘Pop-up Folk’, and helped form the Dellywellyboot Band. A couple of years ago Nick recorded an album of mainly Irish music Six Strings, and it was this that caused him to meet Gordon Giltrap: Gordon generously helped him to get his new Fylde guitar – a copy of Gordon’s.

Of Six Strings: ‘It’s a complete joy. It’s going to be one of those albums that I play a lot, because it’s got that kind of calm spaciousness about it too, which is absolutely brilliant. Yeah, love it!’ Chris Leslie

Gordon and Nick will be joined by fiddler Judith Henderson (Hooper) as a guest on this occasion. Nick and Judith have recently recorded an album of their duo Henderson:Hooper at Real World Studios, to be released during 2018.

Tickets from WeGotTickets £11 inc booking fee




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Gordon Giltrap, Raymond Burley,  John Etheridge and Paul Brett

Welsh National Eisteddfod, Chapter rooms and Theatre

Cardiff

Wales

Details to be added when available.


Saturday, August 18th, 2018 7.30pm

Alstonefield Village Hall

Beresford Lane
Alstonefield, Staffs DE6 2FR

phone: 01335 310 121  

PRICE: £12.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

The smart, re-furbished hall was previously the village school.

There is ample car parking next to the hall and in other car parks nearby.

Licensed bar.

Tickets from WeGot Tickets: £12.00 + £1.20 Booking fee = £13.20

How to find us

The hall is situated close to the village centre, about 300 metres from The George pub. The full address is Beresford Lane, Alstonefield, DE6 2FR






Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.