“A World class guitarist, one of the finest of his generation.” – Martin Taylor MBE


“Will be one of the greatest guitarists this country has produced…a genius.” – Eric Roche


“That guitar sounds great in your hands!” – Paul Reed Smith


“Super Talented” – Acoustic Magazine


“My friend Stuart Ryan is a fantabulous guitar player” – Jon Gomm


“My jaw dropped when you started playing!” – Chris Difford (Squeeze)


Award winning musician Stuart Ryan is regarded as one of the UK’s finest acoustic/electric guitarists. He began his professional career in 2002 when he was awarded Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of The Year’ and cemented his reputation with countless live appearances at concert halls, guitar festivals and clubs across the UK and Europe. A personal invitation by Martin Taylor MBE to appear at his Kirkmichael Guitar Festival in 2003 brought Stuart to the world stage and since then he has been busy as a concert guitarist, studio musician and author.

With a wide range of influences from rock guitarists to traditional blues and folk musicians and everything in between his versatility has kept him busy and in demand. His solo guitar concerts take in everything from the haunting sounds of traditional music to the undbridled joy of African Kora alongside his own compositions and arrangements of well known pieces.

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Follow Stuart’s monthly tuition columns in Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Acoustic magazines


guitar techniques magazine
guitarist acoustic



Acoustic Legends Guitar Book




Stuart is available for solo concert appearances and master-classes – to discuss a booking please get in touch via the Contact page.

Check back for upcoming shows

Past Shows

07 Oct 2017 Bath, UK Fingerstyle Workshop Fingerstyle Workshop
05 Oct 2017 Leeds Leeds Guitar Night, The Hifi Club Leeds Guitar Night, The Hifi Club
16 Aug 2017 Hersbruch, Germany Hersbruch Guitar Festival Hersbruch Guitar Festival
08 Jul 2017 Turracher Höhe, Austria Thomas Leeb Bootcamp Thomas Leeb Bootcamp
30 Apr 2017 Bristol, U.K. Bristol Guitar Show Bristol Guitar Show
12 Nov 2016 Various Cities Takamine Tour - 12th Nov to 10th Dec Takamine Tour - 12th Nov to 10th Dec
30 Oct 2016 Colchester Headgate Theatre Headgate Theatre
07 Oct 2016 Rudge, Somerset
11 Sep 2016 London Olympia Olympia
10 Sep 2016 London Olympia Olympia
30 Jul 2016 Bath
03 Jul 2016 London The Troubadour The Troubadour
26 Jun 2016 Watford Attico Arts Centre Attico Arts Centre
25 Jun 2016 Haverhill Haverhill Arts Centre Haverhill Arts Centre


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