WYGF09 overview

WYGF 2009 has just finished! The CD recording of Corinium Players and Gitarenstadt is in-the-can and the school feels ghostly quiet after four days of hearing the sound of over 200 participants! We now have a chance to get back to reporting on the festival, so we thought we’d kick-off with a bit of an overview and then get round to the specifics later on once we’ve looked through all the photos, comments, and video footage which has been accumulated during WYGF. Continue reading

Festive Fizz – WYGF’s first recording

WYGF’s first recording

Before WYGF’s conception, Artistic Directors Mark Eden and Christopher Stell, Eden Stell Guitar Duo, had recently returned from performing in Australia where they met John Casey, Musical Director of the extraordinary youth guitar ensemble from Perth, Guitarstrophe! The ensemble had made quite an impression on the duo previously, winning the Calderdale Guitar Ensemble Competition which the duo had adjudicated. Continue reading