Hellys International Guitar Festival 2022

SCHEDULE

Subject to change

THU 18 AUG

13:00

Brazilian Guitar

Leading Brazilian guitarist Marco Campos gives concerts worldwide and is also a well-known composer of music for film, theatre and ballet who has seen his compositions appear on prime time television. The ballet “Waterdrop”, for which he wrote the music, had its premiere in London... See More

WORKSHOP: UKULELE FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS

13:00

Learn to play a three-chord song and a simple strumming pattern – suitable for adults and children alike. Follow the backing video with lyrics and arrows pointing on chords as the song plays, under the watchful eye of experienced ukulele teacher Przemek Hotlas.

14:00

Singer-songwriters and guitarists

Jenna Bailey and Steve Harris met in 2015. With a shared love of melodic ballads and a talent for writing heartfelt, emotive songs, they formed Scenic Route... See More

WORKSHOP: FUN DRAWING AND PAINTING ACTIVITIES

14:30

Tina Varcoe from The Art Room, Redruth, will host a 75 minute workshop of fun drawing and painting activities for people of all ages and abilities. No need to book - just come along and have a go!

15:00

Classical Guitar

Multiple prize-winner Alex Roche discovered the classical guitar aged 17. He attended the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, achieving his bachelors’ degree with first class honours and gaining the highest final recital mark of all instrumentalists. He later achieved a first class master's degree at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire... See More

GUITAR MAKER INTERVIEW: KIF WOOD

16:00

AUTHOR: JENI WHITTAKER

16:00

COMPETITION: HEAT 1

17:00

COUDRILLE'S POETRY CORNER

17:00

SOUNDBITES: ARTIST STEVE SLIMM

17:35

SUPPORTS

18:00

18:30

Roland Chadwick (born in Wollongong, NSW, Australia – 22nd May 1957) received a guitar for his 13th birthday and almost immediately began to compose. Indeed, his very first untutored sonic experiments produced results that would later form the basis for Song and Dance No. 1. After 3 years of guitar lessons and with no training in composition, he wrote Dances for Winter Oakwood, a suite of pieces still performed around the world to this day. He is one of England’s most prolific composers for the Classical Guitar... See More

20:15

Classical/Latin Guitar

Eleanor Kelly is a classical guitarist based in Merseyside, UK. In 2021, Eleanor graduated from the prestigious Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clásica course at Universidad de Alicante, Spain, where she studied with the world's foremost performers and teachers. In the same year, she also gained a PGCert in Plucked Strings Teaching from the University of Chichester/ESTA... See More

22:00

Classical Guitar

The German/Belgian classical guitarist Laura Lootens was born in 1999. She began playing classical guitar at 8, and made her orchestral debut at 15, performing the famous Concierto de Aranjuez. One of the youngest ever students at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, she began studying for her Bachelor of Music at only 16!... See More

 

FRI 19 AUG

13:00

Classical guitar

Cornish classical guitarist Ross Morris regularly performs as a soloist across the UK. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Professor Allan Neave after finishing his studies at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, and is currently pursuing his MA there with the support of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Radford Trust and the Universal Music Sound Foundation... See More

WORKSHOP: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

13:00

With Chloe Cyrus-Kent

Join Chloë for an easy-going yoga session to release tension and restore both mind and body. Slow, melting movement is combined with restful, restorative poses. A refreshing and blissful way to start your Friday at Hellys!

14:00

Classical Guitar

After graduating with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music, David Jaggs was privileged to become a private student of Manuel Barrueco at his home in New Jersey, USA... See More

WORKSHOP: GUITAR IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS

14:30

With Steve Slimm

15:00

Indie Alt Folk

Cornwall-based indie duo Our Atlantic Roots brings an uplifting blend of American & British alt-folk, with harmonies that are rich, dynamic and unite beautifully. The duo’s last release ‘Little Bird’ (2019) has had over 1.7 million streams across music platforms, and since then they’ve been featured on national TV and national radio... See More

GUITAR MAKER INTERVIEW: MARTIN DOUGLAS

16:00

AUTHOR: JONATHON X COUDRILLE

16:00

GUITAR MAKER INTERVIEW: BRENDAN O'GORMAN

16:20

COMPETITION: HEAT 2

17:00

COUDRILLE'S POETRY CORNER

17:00

SOUNDBITES: MUSICIAN ELEANOR KELLY

17:35

SUPPORTS

18:00

18:30

Trad/Blues/Singer Songwriter

American singer songwriter and international touring artist Sarah McQuaid was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in 2017 and is the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, published by Hal Leonard/Novello. Sarah's sixth solo album, The St Buryan Sessions, was recorded and filmed live in the medieval church of St Buryan, near her home in West Cornwall... See More

20:15

Latin | Flameco | Jazz | Acoustic Rock

 

Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a highly refined, internationally acclaimed, high-octane quartet that began life in 1992 when brothers Ben and Jon Salfield toured across the UK as a technical guitar and lute duo called “Ramas de la 'Ud” (Branches of the Oud)... See More

22:00

Classical guitar/arrangements of popular songs

The popular young German guitarist Jule Malischke is both an international concert artist and a lecturer in guitar at the Dresden “Carl Maria von Weber” University... See More

 
 

SAT 19 AUG

13:00

Renaissance and baroque lutes and guitars

Lutenist, theorbo player and baroque guitarist Matthew Nisbet studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and also at Manchester University. It was while he was there that he became interested in historical plucked string instruments and where he researched a manuscript of seventeenth-century lute music known as the Tabley House Lute Book... See More

WORKSHOP: FINGERSTYLE GUITAR

13:00

With Nico G

14:00

Fingerstyle acoustic guitar

Przemek “Prez” Hotlaś is a Polish-born fingerstyle guitarist originally from Kamienna Góra, near Wrocław. He became interested in music at 14, when he began playing acoustic guitar. A year later, he began to study fingerstyle music... See More

WORKSHOP: PERCUSSIVE GUITAR TECHNIQUES FOR EVERYONE

14:30

With Kate Melcher

15:00

Improvised World Music on Guitar and Cello

Ben Roberts is a 'cellist based in Totnes, South Devon. He has spent the last 30 years playing in orchestras, string quartets and chamber groups as well as a variety of classical and contemporary projects. A solo artist and as a collaborator with other musicians, dancers and visual artists, he is a long-standing member of Evi Vine’s band who has toured the UK and Europe several times... See More

GUITAR MAKER INTERVIEW: STEVE TOON

16:00

AUTHOR: STEVYN COLGAN

16:00

GUITAR MAKER INTERVIEW: GRAHAM EMES

16:20

COMPETITION: FINAL

17:00

COUDRILLE'S POETRY CORNER

17:00

SOUNDBITES: COMPOSER ANDREW WILLIAMS

17:35

SUPPORTS

18:00

18:30

Acoustic Guitar

 

Inspired by a range of genres, Nico draws on the musical styles he loves most, bringing his own original twist to established favourites. The blues, which have always fascinated him, go hand in hand with rock, pop and folk. His original compositions and innovative arrangements will surprise listeners with interwoven, overlying melodies, made possible by the combination of fingerpicking and flat picking techniques... See More

20:15

Steel-string acoustic guitar

English Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected acoustic guitarists... See More

22:00

Classical Guitar

Multiple award-winning concert artist Andrea Dieci is renowned worldwide as one of the great classical guitarists of the modern era. In recent years he has appeared in every continent of the world, and his concerts have received glowing tributes from national newspapers across Europe and in the USA. He has also regularly appeared on radio and television for RAI, Vatican Radio, Radio Nacional Española, Swiss-Italian Radio-Television, Euroradio and the BBC... See More