Rutland

Acoustic instrument players

GROUP LEADER: Andy Gilliard.

Contact him via the Groups Contact page - Send a Message. Do feel free to contact me at any time by clicking on the 'carrier pigeon' icon on this page. Maybe arrange to drop in and join us for taster session? I will get back to you promptly to discuss any further questions and information you may need.

VACANCIES:

DATE AND FREQUENCY: We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays between 2.00pm - 4.00pm -

VENUE: We meet together, now that COVID restrictions are being lifted, at Empingham Cricket Club where there is a covered outdoor area. Members who turn up are individually paying the cricket club directly (the total cost for the outdoor area is £10 for 2 hours and where 6 (fewer or more) members come along this cost is split between us. Now we are able to meet indoors the cost to hire the facility is £20 for 2 hours to cover costs of heating and caretaker etc.

DESCRIPTION: We welcome acoustic players of all instruments and abilities and our group members are a mixed group of abilities who meet together. The group has been active since 2013 and we paly an eclectic mix of popular and traditional songs - please see our songbook index via the link on this page.

The styles of music played are as diverse as members wish - folk, jazz, blues, classical, pop, bluegrass, heavy metal?!? - as long as it can be played on portable acoustic instruments. Just get in touch to express an interest, dig out your acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, autoharp, dobro, banjo, resonator, cajon or whatever and let's play! Although we began with mainly fretted instruments we would welcome relaxed players of other types of acoustic instruments too.

It is a big step for a player to go from solo lessons and practising at home to playing with other people but it is very rewarding and leads to a definite improvement in playing skills. We are happy to play almost any type of music from folk songs through bluegrass and ‘60s classics to modern originals.

(Page last updated 03/05/2021)

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