Folk Guitar Retreat 2023
taught by John Doyle
plus co-instructor Chris Quinn 

Friday 12th to Tuesday 16th May 2023

This is an incredible opportunity to learn directly with the one of the world's most celebrated folk guitarists at a series of workshops, masterclasses, group jams and evening sessions. 

For the first time giving a UK residential retreat like this, John will reveal his approach to back up, accompaniment, song / tune arranging, lead playing, technique, dynamics and more.

With a daily timetable of masterclasses and workshops, over the retreat John and Chris will teach lessons on... 

🎸 Rhythm Guitar, chords, right hand technique

🎸 Lead, basic tune playing

🎸 More advanced techniques - embellishments / decoration...

🎸 Song arranging

🎸 Voice / instrument accompaniment

🎸 Musical dynamics advice - tips and tricks used by the pro's

🎸 Practice room advice 

🎸 Folk guitar technique

🎸 Alternate tunings

🎸 Performance tips and advice

About John Doyle

Over the past 20 years and more he has established himself as the guitarist-accompanist of choice for not only Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter but also the great Chicago-born Irish fiddler Liz Carroll and bluegrass stars Tim O’Brien and Dirk Powell.

Add in a GRAMMY nomination for the album Double Play and his place in the Transatlantic Sessions band, singer songwriter John Doyle is one of the greatest folk artists of our time. 

"Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now."

- The Wall Street Journal

About The Retreat Venue - The Prince Rupert Hotel

Retreat students receive full board, breakfast, lunch and dinner (included in the price) at Shrewsbury's iconic 4 star Prince Rupert Hotel in the heart of Medieval  Shrewsbury.  

 

The former home of Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, it combines old-world charm with modern comforts and hosts an array of historic period features. Surrounded by cobblestone streets and Tudor buildings, the Prince Rupert is perfectly located to explore all of the town’s main attractions which are just a few minutes walk away.

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What To Expect

🎸 Basic / Intermediate advanced / levels accepted

🎸 4 * Full Board Accommodation

🎸 John Doyle concert with front row tickets 

🎸 Exclusive evening jams / fun hangs

🎸 Rhythm Guitar, chords, right hand technique

🎸 basic & advanced tune playing

🎸 Song arranging

🎸 Voice / instrument accompaniment

🎸 Musical dynamics advice

🎸 Practice room advice 

🎸 Folk guitar technique

🎸 Alternate tunings

🎸 Performance tips and advice

🎸 And way more...

🎸  4 days & 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.

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John with Joan Baez, Aly Bain, John McCusker, Danny Thompson, Jerry Douglas...

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