Two of the UK’s acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for an evening filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck to neck (guitar necks that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living room song swaps.
Coming to us straight from WOMAD, Steve Sogo and Hope Street. He is a young and very dynamic musician from Burundi who took to the guitar in the middle of the civil war to express his wish to live and to live a normal life.This music is pure, original blues. His songs are a cry for life; full of pain and hope.
Steve Sogo makes acoustic, hand made music that can be perfectly combined with African traditional sounds in a perfect reflection of his cultural identity and heritage.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
A four day extravaganza of workshops, masterclasses and inspired performances ranging through jazz, flamenco, rock and blues to Renaissance music.
Thursday’s headline act is Mick Abrahams. The legendary Jethro Tull guitarist will be giving masterclasses in the afternoon as well as his solo accoustic set in the evening. Friday night is a double bill; psychedelic blues rock band The Moon Music Orchestra and Stonephace, the new jazz combo featuring Larry Stabbins (Working Week) and Adrian Utley (Portishead). Saturday’s classical day is headlined by the outstanding Silesian Guitar Octet and Sunday is early music day as the renowned Daughters of Elvin round off the whole symposium with their own multi-instrumental renaissance style. A host of other superb performers are scheduled throughout the four days. Click here for details of each day’s programme: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4, or download a PDF version of the Guitar Symposium flyer with full programme details. Produced by Ben Salfield Sponsored by Classic Cottages, SITA and Trevarno. Evening Performances £10.