GORDON GILTRAP NEWS - From Brush and Stone OUT NOW !

FROM BRUSH AND STONE - AVAILABLE NOW
The long-awaited CD collaboration between Gordon and Rick Wakeman is now available to puchase from Voiceprint.
The first 1000 copies sold include a bonus limited edition DVD.
This CD is sure to sell well, so make sure you order your copy straight away and don't miss out.

Tracks: 1. The Last of England 2. Spring 3. The Death of Chatterton 4. The Light of the World 5. Work 6. By Angle Tarn 7. Maddie Goes West 8. The Savannah Bird 9. Caesar Augustus 10. The Kiss 11. Hermes 12. David 13. The Discus Thrower

If you want more details or to order the CD (and DVD if you are quick!!) there is a special micro site http://www.brushandstone.com/

Gordon writes: Well, it's finally been released!

It has been a long wait bearing in mind that it was completed a while back BUT, I hope you will all think it has been worth the wait.

The main question on everyone's lips is "Will Gordon and Rick be touring with the album".

In all honestly I can't answer categorically what will happen on this front, and it is completely down to Rick's plans for the future. As will all know, Rick has drastically cut back on his live work, and quite frankly you can't blame him what with his many health problems, and at the end of the day a quality of life is FAR more important than anything else I'm sure you will all agree.

I CAN tell you that the record company have taken on board a very good PR company to work on the album's promotion and this will take the form of (I assume) radio and TV interviews press releases, reviews, etc. and I shall do my very best in ALL areas to make myself available for whatever is needed to promote what I think is a historic recording.

RAYMOND BURLEY FOLLOWS GORDON IN PERFORMING PRIVATE CONCERTS
This is great news for all you lovers of superb classical guitar playing and of course fans of the great man.
Ray has decided that he would like to dip his toe into the "Private Concerts" area of work. Gordon told him how much he enjoys doing these private shows, and after a little persuasion he has decided to give it a go. Gordon says, One meets some lovely people, and it's great to share in their special occasion, and the bottom line is it's FUN!

Visit http://www.raymondburley.com/index.php?page=homepage for details for all those who would like to have one of THE great classical guitarists of our time perform in the luxury of their own home or venue of their choice...........

JOHN MARTYN  R.I.P.
Gordon gives his unique insight into the man who was John Martyn on the website in the February News page http://www.giltrap.co.uk/index.php?page=news&category=01--General_News&display=1991
But it is worth repeating a little of what he says here, John was a strange character but he and I always got on well and he said that he always liked me, maybe that was because I think he knew that I saw through his larger than life image, and there was no need to prove himself to me, and there was an incredible amount of mutual respect going on. ..

If he never wrote anything else apart from 'May You Never', his place in the whole scheme of things was set in stone.
He was an incredibly charismatic performer, a unique and gifted guitarist and his song-writing genius was without doubt.    Sadly Missed !

UPCOMING FEBRUARY GG GIGS - In view of recent snowstorms, please check with venues that gig is on before travelling. Details can be found on the concerts page of the website http://www.giltrap.co.uk/index.php?page=calendar

Sat. 7th Thorpe Village Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Mon. 9th Chequermead, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Weds. 18th The Rondo Theatre, Bath
Sat. 21st Coal Aston Village Hall, nr. Dronfield, Derbyshire
Fri. 27th The Grove School, Market Derayton, Shropshire
Sat. 28th Bulkington Village Centre, Bulkington, Warwickshire

March gigs lined up so far for Alvescot, Fringford, Breadsall, Steeple Aston, Crowle, Barford St. Michael, Kings Lynn and Pinchinthorpe Hall.

Don't forget to check the website for updates and news.