City of Derry Guitar Festival to feature the music of ABBA

The City of Derry Guitar Festival takes places from August 21-24.
The City of Derry Guitar Festival takes places from August 21-24.

The 12th City of Derry Guitar Festival, which takes place 21-24 August 2014, will be celebrating the music of ABBA at the Guitar Gala Concert on Friday, August 22 at the Foyle Theatre, North West Regional College, Derry.

Swedish dynamic duo Sound of Strings are set to bring the house down with their arrangements for classical and acoustic guitar of great ABBA classics such as Dancing Queen, Fernando and The Winner Takes it All. Sound of Strings are a guitar duo featuring Swedish guitarists Thomas Hansy and David Hansson, also known as the Gothenburg Combo. The project originates from a genuine love of ABBA music:

“Sound Of Strings was formed in a desire to return to our youth. We were brought up with the music of ABBA and we find it very liberating to play all those amazing songs that were such an important part of our childhood” - Sound of Strings.

French guitarists Thibault Cauvin, one of the leading lights on today’s classical guitar scene, will also be performing on the same night. Other artists performing at the Festival on Thursday and Saturday night will include Carlos Bonell, Gordon Giltrap, Manus Noble and John Walsh. Concert tickets cost £12, £10 concession and £6 for students. Festival Passes are also available. For bookings please call 028 71311288 or visit http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cityofderryguitarfestival.

For further details on the Festival please visit www.cityofderryguitarfestival.com, email cityofderryguitarfestival@gmail.com or call 028 71311288. Applications are still open for the courses. The City of Derry Guitar Festival is funded by The Arts Council NI, the North West Regional College and the D’Addario Foundation.

Concerts

Thursday 21st August, 8pm

Opening Concert

Solo performances by Manus Noble (classical guitar) and John Walsh (flamenco guitar)

Foyle Theatre, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry

£12 / £10 conc / £6 students

Friday 22nd August, 8pm

Gala Concert

Performances by Sound Of Strings (classical & acoustic guitar) and Thibault Cauvin (classical guitar)

Foyle Theatre, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry

£12 / £10 conc / £6 students

Saturday 23rd August, 8pm

World Stage

Solo Performances by Carlos Bonell (classical guitar) and Gordon Giltrap (Acoustic Guitar)

Foyle Theatre, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry

£12 / £10 conc / £6 students

Sunday 24th August, 7pm

Student Gala

Solo and ensemble performances by the students, featuring the music of Rory Gallagher.

Foyle Theatre, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry

Admission FREE