International Guitar Night for Ullapool and Strathpeffer dates in October.
15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK roughly annually since 2007.
This year’s UK tour features:
Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt, is one of the foremost instrumental voices in modern Gypsy music. “One thing is certain, Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name.” (★★★★★ London Evening Standard).
Mike Dawes (England) has renowned international musicians including Steve Vai, Gotye and James Valentine (Maroon 5) praising his prowess. To quote the Maroon 5 guitarist, “What’s going on? It’s beautiful!”
Andre Krengel (Germany) has developed a unique style of playing becoming a leading guitar player in Germany. The German press call him “the traveller between cultures” and, “the guitar wizard with magic hands”.
Brian Gore (USA) …No longer ’emerging’, Brian has become a member of the community of guitar masters with whom he has toured. Brian writes songs, not ‘tunes’, fully developed stories told with six steel strings and a passion rarely seen instrumentally or lyrically.
“With the International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvellous opportunity for virtuosos to interact and learn from one another onstage.” – Michael Parrish, (Dirty Linen)
The two gigs in the Highlands should be the perfect venues to showcase the array of talent on offer. Strathpeffer Pavilion and The McPhail Centre in Ullapool (as part of the Ullapool Guitar Festival) both possess excellent acoustics which will lend itself to a good night of music.
The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble piece. There are also plans in the pipeline to record some of the European gigs for a future live release in North America.
For more details check out the official International Guitar Night website.
Mo 28 HAWICK TD9 0AE Heart of Hawick 01450 36 06 88 www.facebook.com/stringtheoryhawick
Tu 29 EDINBURGH EH1 2QA Grassmarket Centre 07968 13 17 37 http://bpt.me/2044077
We 30 GLASGOW G11 5PX Cottier Theatre 0141-357 3868 www.pmmusic.co.uk/event/international-guitar-night/
Th 01 STRATHPEFFER IV14 9DL Strathpeffer Pavilion 01997-42 01 24 www.StrathpefferPavilion.org
Fr 02 ULLAPOOL IV26 2UN Macphail Centre 07740 42 35 54 www.ullapoolguitarfestival.com/
Sa 03 STORNOWAY HS1 2DS An Lanntair Arts Centre 01851-70 84 80 www.lanntair.com
Mo 05 KIRKWALL KW15 1NX The Reel 01856 87 1000 www.wrigleyandthereel.com/
Tu 06 LERWICK ZE1 0WQ Mareel 01595 74 55 55 www.shetlandarts.org/whats-on/
We 07 AYR KA7 1NU Gaiety Theatre 01292 28 82 35 www.thegaiety.co.uk
Th 08 DUNKELD PH8 0DS Birnam Arts 01350-72 76 74 www.birnamarts.com