Join Fran Barrett and Ben Trott for five days of group guitar tuition, learning traditional tunes and techniques.
You will receive three hours of instrumental tuition with a small group of other students of a similar standard. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a large mixed instrument ensemble, where you will learn to play exciting arrangements of traditional tunes with other musicians.
Classes take place between 10:00 – 16:15 each day, with a one hour break for lunch.
All ages and abilities welcome. Classes will be centred on learning tunes by ear, so there is no need to read music.
About Ben Trott
Ben has been a gigging musician for over 15 years, studying and playing a large variety of genres. Since attaining a BA Music degree with Honours, he has toured internationally with several groups, across Norway with the Jon Chapman Trio, UK, Europe and across America with Frogbelly & Symphony, Australia with the Tim Edey Trio.
Ben has appeared several times on BBC radio, played as part of his folk duo ‘The Black Hares’ BBC Radio 6 by Jarvis Cocker, on BBC Radio Ulster with Tim Edey, and on BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding Show with The Albion Band.
Classical guitar has been a passion of Ben’s for many years, he has been playing for weddings for the last 5 years. With such a varied background in pop, rock and folk music Ben also enjoys arranging all these styles for solo guitar.
About Fran Barrett
Fran is a guitarist currently based in Oxford who is well respected on the session scene both in Oxford and across the South West. Fran plays regularly with bands in Oxford and at ceilidhs throughout the UK. She has been a tutor at Bath Folk Festival Summer School for the last three years, bringing a style which draws both on the traditional sound absorbed during time spent in Ireland and more contemporary and abstract influences.