24/10/21 - 29/10/21


(Very limited numbers, early booking highly advised)

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Come to Koumkinvi and sort out your blues playing on my third annual "Art of the Blues" guitar retreat in the wonderful region of Brittany, Northern France. We invite players of all levels to sign up to this very inclusive course, from near beginner to more advanced. Learn the essential skills you need for playing, soloing and having fun with the blues. We'll study all time classic songs from guitar heros like Clapton, Robert Johnson and BB King and look at the scales, chords, licks and phrases needed to improvise and have fun with this amazing style. Alongside the retreat timetable there are opportunities to take in local beauty spots, sample the local crepes famous to the region; take part in evening jam sessions and enjoy the incredible food and drinks supplied full board by our hosts, Daphné and John. Single room / shared room options are available plus the chance to bring a spouse/partner along to enjoy the week and take part in the group excursions, meals and evening sessions and enjoy the local area!

The venue boasts very easy access from the UK via Brittany ferries, by rail and air. 

It's going to be a blast, get in touch for any more information

or better still sign up today! Chris 


Roots Music Retreats courses are carefully designed to be relaxed, inclusive, inspiring and most importantly suitable for all levels of musician, from novice to advanced.


Students also receive exclusive access to the online video tutorial site with videos covering the main lessons taught on the retreat. This means you won't forget any of the juicy stuff  and can practice and continue learning when you get home.

National press reviews of Chris Quinn:

Blues & Soul Magazine - "His timing is set in granite!"

Blues in Britain Magazine - "Expect Dazzling Expertise"

  • The blues scales

  • 12 bar blues progressions

  • Improvisation breakdown

  • All time classic blues songs

  • Turnarounds and intros

  • Opening up the fretboard

  • Great stock licks and phrases

  • Playing in a group

  • Understanding theory

  • Evening sessions in the main house

  • Full board accom with delicious meals