Autumn Guitar Workshop With Thomas Leeb

Now sold out!

I’ll be holding my annual acoustic guitar weekend workshop on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October and I’m delighted to announce that this year my good friend Thomas Leeb will be joining me for the whole weekend.

Over the course of the weekend we’ll be looking at composition, arrangement, performance and technique through a study of repertoire and various exercises. Thomas and I have very different styles so you are sure to leave the weekend with new ideas, techniques and pieces under your fingertips!

The workshop is limited to just 14 places and will sell out quickly – to book your place please use the online form and specify any dietary requirements if necessary. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and Thomas and I look forward to seeing you in October!

All the details and booking form can be found here.

London Acoustic Show

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be performing on the main stage at this year’s London Acoustic Show at The Olympia on Saturday September 10th. I’ll also be giving a masterclass at the show on Sunday September 11th. You can find more information and book tickets at the show website here.

New Fingerstyle Book/CD Available Now!

I’m delighted to announce that my new book/cd of fingerstyle arrangements, ‘The Heritage’, is now available.

This collection follows on from my previous book, ‘The Tradition’, and features 10 arrangements of some of the most beautiful pieces from Ireland, Scotland and the USA. I’ve crafted these arrangements to cover a variety of skill levels so hopefully there is something for everyone in there!

Stuart Ryan - The Heritage

Concert for Eric Roche

It was an honour to be part of the Eric Roche Tribute night at Haverhill Arts Centre last Friday Nov 13th. Also on the bill were Martin Taylor MBE, Clive Carroll, David Mead, Declan Zapala, Ravi and Nick Benjamin. We performed some of Eric’s piece and shared stories about him to a packed house, great to see that after ten years Eric is still well loved and remembered.

Declan and I will be touring as part of a three guitar show next year including a return to Haverhill Arts Centre but more of that in 2016!eric_tribute_gig1

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 8 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

Here’s the next instalment of Style Studies for all you guys working through ‘The Tradition’ – these are some ways of playing D Major and minor scales in DADGAD tuning with some open string magic going on!

The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

Fingerstyle Lesson 8 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

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Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 7 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

Free Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons are back! After a house move and some recording work I’ve finally got time to create some new lessons for you guys! The next few lessons are designed to develop the techniques you need for playing pieces from my book/CD ‘The Tradition’.

First up – these picking exercises will help you when working on pieces like ‘Nothing Will Sadden Us’ and ‘The Mason’s Apron.’

Many more to come which will focus on other arrangements/techniques!

The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

Fingerstyle Lesson 7 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

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