Exciting New Collaborations in 2020!

Music Double Bass, Guitar and Voice

Exciting new creative projects are on the horizon! I’m absolutely delighted to be collaborating in a projects with renowned Double Bassist and Composer David Hayes and Soprano Sarah Poole.

We are creating exciting new programmes with music by Dowland, Schubert, Steinke, Hayes, Bergmuller and more.

Double Bass and guitar is a wonderful combination in fact the excellent composer Peter Byrom-Smith has just written a new piece for us and we will be premiering “Fragments” on March the 25th St John’s Church Glastonbury.

“Petty Differences”

The great singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty passed away back in 2017. I’d been listening to Tom’s music for years and it’d become a backing track to my life gifting me with inspiration and comfort.

I’ve no idea why his music moves me so much but I decided to dedicate all my Autumn 2017 concerts to Tom. Little did I know that I would receive a poem about it after a recital one misty evening in Southwell Minster.

Thanks Alistair, love your writing 🙂

October.

Sunday night in Southwell.

A concert in The Minster Great Hall.

A classical guitarist . . . . . .

. . . . . who dedicated his performance to Tom Petty.

A rock star’s passing doesn’t normally bother me

But Tom Petty was one of the good guys.

And this was a shock.

I’d seen him at Hyde Park in July.

He’d looked fine.

Back at The Minster, the old chap in front of me turned to his wife.

“Who?” he asked.

“Tom Petty.” she replied.

He shrugged.

“Never heard of him.”

Alastair Walker

8th October 2017

Wells Cathedral School Classical Guitar Day

In October 2019 we put on our first Classical Guitar Day at Wells Cathedral School. Guided by James Rippingale and visiting tutor Jonathan Priestley pupils enjoyed a fun day of playing, learning and inspiriation culminating in a student concert in Well’s own world class concert venue Cedars Hall. The first of what we hope to be an annual event where guitarists can come together from accross the UK.

To find out more click HERE