The Shining Morn Concert – Monday 10th October 2011
One of the Hinckley ACT’s favourite performers is of course the supremely talented Gordon Giltrap. This exciting event will celebrate four decades of extraordinary live music from one of the UK’s greatest guitar legends.
In honour of the recent ‘Shining Morn‘ CD there is to be a very special one off concert in Birmingham’s stunning Town Hall. Gordon will be joined for this exclusive event by a special guest, the master of the Uilleann Pipes, Troy Donockley of The Bad Shepherds.
Tickets are on sale now at £17.50 each plus £2 fee per transaction (except purchases made in person at the box office).
One of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today, Gordon Giltrap has developed his own unique style, much copied, but never bettered. Over the past forty years, he has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK’s most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.
Gordon has released 25 original studio albums, plus numerous live albums and compilations.
Classical Guitar Magazine…
‘Giltrap’s technical skill and wide ranging compositional output make him one of the British guitar scene’s foremost class acts and one of the most able acoustic guitarists of our time.’
“Gordon Giltrap is one of an elite few who truly have become legendary in their field in their own lifetime. I am proud to call him my friend.”
Other more recent projects include 3 Parts Guitar with John Etheridge and Ray Burley, which performed a series of concerts in 2009. 2010 saw the inclusion of Clive Carroll in this supergroup and the album 4 Parts Guitar was released in early 2011.
Gordon’s music continues to evade categorisation, influenced as it is by the rock guitar of Hank Marvin and Pete Townshend, the folk guitar of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and the classical guitar of Julian Bream and John Williams.
Guitar and Bass magazine Jan 2007…
“Giltrap’s virtuoso status is unassailable”