On Friday November 13th Stuart will be joining with Martin Taylor MBE, Clive Carroll and Declan Zappala at Haverhill Arts Centre to celebrate the life and legacy of guitarist Eric Roche. There will be solo and ensemble performances and renditions of some of Eric’s best loved pieces. Tickets are available here
In addition to his regular work for Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines Stuart has also recently been a featured artist in Germany’s Akustik Gitarre magazine and Calibre, a men’s lifestyle magazine. You can check out the articles below!
I have some solo dates coming up in London soon, would be great to see you at one of these if you can make it!
First up – on Wednesday July 29th I’ll be performing for The North American Guitar at their Lame Horse Guitars evening. More details at The North American Guitar
Next, on Sunday September 6th I’ll be appearing at The London Acoustic Guitar Night at the famous Troubadour club in London’s Earl’s Court. I haven’t played this historic venue for some years now so it will be great to return! You can find out more about the event at The London Guitar Night Facebook page here
I’m delighted to announce that iPad users can now download ‘The Tradition’ as an iBook. The iPad version looks great – all the formatting of the hard copy is retained and the audio for each piece is embedded into the iBook. You can download the iBook for £9.99 from this link –
The latest edition of Akustik Magazine features my arrangement of ‘Planxty Irwin’, this is a slightly different arrangement from the version found in ‘The Tradition’.
I’ve had a number of requests for downloadable HD video lessons to be added to the store so I’ve started working on the first series! I’m really excited about this and have been hard at work in my home filming studio. The first set of lessons are designed to follow on from my current book/CD ‘The Tradition’ so I’ll be teaching new solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of some of the most beautiful melodies from Ireland, Scotland and beyond. I finished filming the first lesson today and will be editing soon – in this lesson I’ll be teaching three airs. The video should be available for download next week and will be a 30 – 40 minute lesson with pdf tab/notation to accompany it.
Look out for Guitar Techniques issue 243 which features my transcription and recording of Steve Howe’s famous solo fingerstyle guitar piece ‘Clap’. This one’s great for those of you who fancy a fingerpicking challenge!