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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.

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Takamine Guitars Clinic Tour

I’m on tour for Takamine Guitars with a combined gig/masterclass through November and December, can’t wait for these shows!

– 12th November, Music Brothers, Shrewsbury
– 19th November, Guitar Village, Farnham
– 22nd November, GAK, Brighton
– 23rd November, Symphony Music, Wigan
– 29th November, Steamboat Music, Limerick, Ireland
– 30th November, Music Maker, Dublin, Ireland
– 1st December, Matchetts Music, Belfast, Ireland
– 2nd December, Acoustic Cafe, Bracknell
– 3rd December, Red Dog, Leeds
– 8th December, Kenny’s Music, Aberdeen

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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.

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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

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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

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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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