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Folk Guitar Retreat In Rural Brittany
taught by Chris Quinn 

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st September 2024

Join Chris for an immersive and unforgettable folk guitar retreat at Koumkinvi in the heart of Brittany, northern France. 


Players of all levels are invited to attend this inclusive, fun residential course designed to transform your guitar playing whilst having an amazing time in a beautiful location! 

Rooms are single occupancy (unless you want to bring a non playing partner to experience this great part of the world!) and the hosts make sure we are well looked after during the stay.


Whether you're a near beginner or a more advanced guitarist, workshops and lesson's are structured in a way to leave nobody behind.

Discover essential skills to help you improve as a folk guitarist. 


Dive deep into all time classic songs and guitar arrangements from the rich tapestry of British and American folk music tradition. With full days and nights to learn, jam, practice and soak it all up in a relaxed setting with likeminded people!

When not playing there's ample opportunity to explore the countryside around Koumkinvi, try local cuisine (Breton Crêpes!) and planned visits to local hotspots. 

For over a decade, these courses have helped hundreds of guitarists to play more authentic sounding folk, roots and blues guitar.

If you want to come you can sign up today and book your place with a 50% deposit. Just hit the red button below or CLICK HERE and you'll see the full price options on the sign the up page.

I can't wait to see you there,

Cheers, Chris


What To Expect

🎸 A week of British & American folk guitar study

🎸 Bluegrass, Travis Style, Carter Style

🎸 Soloing techniques,  tune playing. 

🎸 DADGAD tuning workshops

🎸 Celtic folk song arrangement

🎸 Learn classic folk songs

🎸 Improving tone

🎸 Group playing

🎸 Guitar theory Q&A's

🎸 Evening jam sessions  

🎸 Full board accommodation (great organic food!)

🎸 5 days & nights of folk guitar heaven! 

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.

A month before the retreat you'll receive the Folk Guitar PDF workbook to get you started.

At the end of the course you'll have exclusive access to online video tutorials with videos covering  the main lessons taught on the retreat. So you won't forget any of the juicy stuff and can practice and continue learning when you get home.

National Press Reviews of teacher Chris Quinn:

Blues & Soul Magazine

"His Timing Is Set In Granite!"

Guitarist Magazine

"Acoustic Mastery"

Blues in Britain Magazine

"Expect Dazzling Expertise"


Student testimonials filmed in the living room at Koumkinvi, where the evening sessions take place.

Retreat site owner John gives a tour of the grounds...

"Folk" Retreat 2024 Schedule

We are still working on the precise schedule. Day one be will be a relaxed arrival, good food, a welcome drink and a chance to meet each other, I'm sure some folk songs will be played! 

Day 2 onwards means 3 meals per day, a timetable of morning and afternoon workshops with time set aside for students to practice in groups and alone and get some 1/2/1 coaching with Chris.  Of course there are the evening sessions in the main house, trips to local hotspots lead by our hosts and guaranteed good times! 

Check back nearer the time for full itinerary. If you are signed up we will email you when updates are made.

About Koumkinvi

Koumkinvi is a retreat centre / holiday destination set up by English hosts, John and Daphne near Morlaix in Brittany France. 


Set in a spacious main house with outbuildings set in Rural Britanny and is the perfect location for our folk guitar retreat with everything we need... 

A nice room for main workshops, extra places to practice. A large living room for evening sessions, a lovely typical French dining area with amazing regionally sourced home cooked food...  

Although there is space for more, for the retreat we are limiting the group size to just 8 people. This means there are 8 individual rooms for each person and there's always a chance to relax when needed!

It's easily accessible by train, car and sea (Plymouth to Roscoff ferry - ask about a discount code) and air to Brest airport.


The address is:  Koumkinvi, 29410 Plounéour-Ménez, France.

Here are some photos taken at the last guitar retreat at Koumkinvi in Brittany, France...

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Chris at Kings Place London pre performance at the IGF London Guitar Festival


Chris with Martin Taylor

Chris with Andy Fairweather Low
(Eric Clapton's musical director)


Acoustic Masterclass

Want to start learning with Chris straight away?... 

Visit, the online guitar academy for all things Blues and Roots guitar! CLICK HERE

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