Guitars@Galeri Attracts Guitarist to Caernarfon

Guitars@Galeri Attracts Guitarist to Caernarfon

Guitars@Galeri Festival Direcotr, Neil Browning is overjoyed after a successful guitar event brings guitarist from all over Wales to Caernarfon to learn more about the guitar and to attend a concert by well-known guitarist Gary Ryan.

The event was held on the 22-24 of May 2015, and began with an open mic event where all the course participants were invited to perform in the bar.

The weekend continued with a series of tutorials and workshops with guest tutors including Stuart Ryan, Neil Browning, Andy Maceknzie, Colin Tommis, and Dave King. We were delighted to be able to offer such a variety of guitar styles during the event.

Above is a picture of Andy Mackenzie’s Gypsy Jazz Rhythm workshop where he introduced the basic ‘la pompe’ rhythm playing and chord shapes.

The Festival also welcomed renowned guitarist Gary Ryan to give a masterclass and perform in a concert on the Saturday night. A variety of music was performed by Gary including music from Pratorius, Dowland and Bach and also his own compositions that demonstrated innovative and virtuosic techniques on the guitar. 


Gwydion Davies
Gwydion Davies started working for Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in 2014, and he now works in the centres located in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin. Gwydion studied his B.Mus and Masters degree in Music at Bangor University, where he worked closely with CGWM Caernarfon, basing his dissertation on the importance of music during childhood, and writing about the &lsquo...

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