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ROOTS MUSIC RETREATS
SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND
Study with leading musicians in a relaxed, inclusive retreat setting.
Masterclasses, Workshops, Sessions, Fun.
Coming up in 2023...


Friday 12th - Tuesday 16th May 2023
John Doyle Folk Guitar Retreat
With Co-Instructor Chris Quinn

Learn first hand with Grammy nominated folk guitarist John Doyle at this dream guitar retreat. Get direct personal coaching with a true pioneer of modern folk guitar.

There are very limited spaces available for this unrivalled opportunity to improve and develop as a guitarist with the very best in the business. Immerse yourself for 4 days and nights with a daily schedule of workshops, masterclasses, group playing and jam sessions. 

Tuesday 23rd - Sunday 28th May 2023
Chris Quinn's

"Art Of The Blues" Retreat
The Ultimate Blues Guitar Retreat!

Chris' popular "Art Of The Blues" course teaches everything you need to know to play and jam great sounding blues guitar. 


If you love the blues and want to know a lot more, this retreat is designed for you! 

You'll discover the blues chords, how to play the right scales at the right time, cool patterns, classic progressions and exactly what and how to play to get you jamming and improvising authentic sounding blues guitar.

 
THE ART OF THE BLUES
taught by Chris Quinn
23/05/23 - 28/05/23
5 days & nights of Blues!

FULL INFO - CLICK HERE


JOHN DOYLE RETREAT 
learn with the best in biz
12/05/23 - 16/05/23
4 days & nights of Folk!

FULL INFO - CLICK HERE

 Our full board retreats give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in musical development with some of the acoustic world's leading musicians. 

You'll learn with like minded people in a relaxed, low pressure environment.


Musicians from novice to advanced are welcome to sign up for our unique, tailor made courses lead by highly acclaimed musicians known for their work in the international acoustic music scene.


As well as the daily workshop timetable, time is set aside for personal development, students can take part in the evening jam sessions in the hotel bar areas or in local music pubs known for folk and acoustic sessions. 

There's time to take in the town of Shrewsbury, a delightful bustling market town with 100's of boutique shops, tudor buildings, cafe's, pubs and parks.

Most importantly you'll spend the days learning first hand with some of the most celebrated musicians on the scene and
 move your playing onto that next level...  
 
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Past student testimonials...

 

Barry after attending Chris Quinn's "Art Of The Blues" Retreat  in Brittany, France 2019...

"I just wanted to say thank you for a cracking week…a big thumbs up.

You're a darn good teacher, a super talented guitar player. You pitched the week spot on, we were pretty lucky to have a smallish group as it all felt very intimate and you could give us all time.

 

Fab content, thought the run right up the blues scale was excellent, never seen that methodology before!! Very cool!! And the lick library... great!

But getting us to play up the neck and hit three positions is also a great idea, a real growing idea."