In this workshop we’ll be looking at a short ragtime piece. This will help, amongst other things, with your thumb/finger independence & all-important rhythm. Clive will also bring a Celtic tune and is open to questions about everything ‘guitar’ from his techniques and arranging process, to life on tour with John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel! Each student will be provided with TAB/sheet music on the day. If you have been playing for decades or you have just picked up the guitar in recent years and can fingerpick chords, you are sure to gain from this workshop. Not suitable for the absolute beginner.
Clive Carroll is probably the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain. Clive has been immersed in music since birth. His mother, Jean, born in Clonlara in County Clare, Ireland, plays button accordion; his sister, Becky, plays the guitar and sings; and with Dad on bodhran and bass, they played gigs all over England as a family band.
The level of musicality that Clive displays is truly astonishing, one not automatically present in even the most skilled of professional guitarists. Stylistically, Clive’s compositions rove eclectically and brilliantly through and across genre boundaries. They display Clive’s superb sense of rhythm, external and internal, and his unerring feel for pace, knowing just when and how to let the music breathe.
“Truly a guitarist for all seasons, Carroll is up there with his peers such as John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel. Inspirations run from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings, all cleanly arranged and immaculately interpreted.” – Roots Magazine
“…a milestone on the journey of the steel-string guitar” – John Renbourn
“Probably the best and most original young guitar player in Britain today” – Acoustic Guitar