John Doyle Folk Guitar Retreat May 2023

John Doyle

Legendary folk guitarist John Doyle is hosting a series of workshops, masterclasses, group jams and evening sessions in his first ever UK Residential Retreat with

Happening over four days and nights from 12th-16th May 2023, this is an incredible opportunity to learn directly from one of the world’s most celebrated folk guitarists. By attending this intimate retreat in one of Shrewsbury’s most historic hotels, guitarists of all levels can massively improve their skills and knowledge. You’ll learn secrets, tips and guitar technique advice from a true folk guitar pioneer. As well as all this, included in the price is a front row seat to the John Doyle concert at Shrewsbury’s ‘The Hive’ on Friday 12th May.

The retreat is designed to be inclusive, relaxed and fun and a chance for guitarists to immerse themselves in music and guitar development with like minded players. Lessons are designed to cover all levels of ability and are structured and scheduled to make sure anyone that loves this music and wants to attend can come and learn with us.

Over the past 20 years and more Doyle has established himself as the guitarist-accompanist of choice for not only Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter but also the great Chicago-born Irish fiddler Liz Carroll and bluegrass stars Tim O’Brien and Dirk Powell. Add in a GRAMMY nomination for the album Double Play and his place in the Transatlantic Sessions band, singer songwriter John Doyle is one of the greatest folk artists of our time.

Alongside a career playing in some of the acoustic world’s leading venues Co-instructor Chris Quinn has taught in every setting, from schools to specialist universities, workshops and masterclasses at major festivals. He also runs the award winning guitar tuition membership site:

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