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26/08/17 – Peter Price and Jodie Keegan, in Rigomagno
31/08/17 – 03/09/17 — II° Tuscany Guitar Camp, in Rigomagno, with Andrea Valeri, Michael Fix and Adam Rafferty
23/09/17 – Steve Tilston
13/10/17 – Eric Lugosch
20/10/17 – Tim Sparks
17/11/17 – Markus Schlesinger

For info and reservations contact us.

Peter Price and Jodie Keegan

Saturday 26th of August 2017 at 6:00pm
Rigomagno (Siena)
ticket €15
concert at 6pm, buffet at 8pm

An unscheduled event in the Six Bars Jail programme, in the evocative setting of Rigomagno, the mythical location for 5 historic and unforgettable Fingerporking festivals, and other guitar events. Taking place in the garden of the TDH Supreme (Riccardo Luchi) on the medieval walls of this Sienese village, with our dear friend PETE PRICE and his Irish friend JODIE KEEGAN who have just recently played 3 shows at the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon (Ireland), rousing great enthusiasm from the audience!

poster Price/Keegan
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Pete, a singer and guitarist, has won himself a brilliant international reputation as an interpreter of pre-war blues, early jazz, roots and folk music, thanks to his performances in concerts and festivals all over the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America.

Jodie is a multi-instrumentalist, and plays, amongst others, guitar, violin and washboard. Her voice displays exceptional passion, with an extension and emotional intensity at the same level as the finest interpreters of jazz and blues you will ever hear.

Together these two virtuosos give their very best, offering quality music between Blues, Jazz, Folk, Roots, Latin Music, Country and everything in between!

After the concerto a generous buffet for all participants.

II° Tuscany Guitar Camp – with Andrea Valeri, Michael Fix and Adam Rafferty

August 31 – September 3, 2017
Rigomagno (Sinalunga, close to Siena)

The camp will take place in Rigomagno (Sinalunga - Siena, Toscana) A unique opportunity to stay in Tuscany, in a magical atmosphere, next to some of the greatest Acoustic Guitar Players the world has to offer!

The Camp Dates are going from Aug. 31st to Sept. 3rd (both dates also included).
The Theachers on this Camp will be Andrea Valeri (ITA), Michael Fix (AUS), Adam Rafferty (USA).
The lessons will be Individual with each teacher, and we will alternate them during the day to attend group lessons also.
The lessons will start in the morning at 10 am, and go until 5:30 pm, with a lunch break at 1 pm untill 2 pm.
The Meals are all included in the price of the booking.
The accommodation, on request, is available in the same structure where the camp will take place.
The accommodation is already included in the package subsequently listed as Tuscany Guitar Camp 1.
Transportation from the airport of Pisa to the structure and back is available on request for free.

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A concert (Open Mic) for the participants of the camp is planned on the last night (September 3rd), while Andrea, Michael and Adam will be together on the stage the first night (Aug 31st).

These are the two packages available:

  • "Tuscany Guitar Camp 1"
    including accommodation for the duration of the camp, transport from and to the airport of Pisa, complete meals for each day, and guitar Workshops.
  • "Tuscany Guitar Camp 2"
    including complete meals for the entire period of the camp, and guitar Workshops.

Write to Andrea Valeri staff.

Steve Tilston in concert. Acoustic fingerstyle guitar

Saturday 23rd of September 2017 at 9:30pm
SIX BARS JAIL c/o Circolo ARCI SMS Serpiolle
ticket 10 euro

Despite the fact that he’s popular in Italy mainly because of his sporadic participation in John Renbourn’s "Ship of Fools", the extraordinary artistic CV of Steve Tilston confirms that we are faced with a major musician, numbered by those in the know among the greatest exponents of British folk.

In fact, in 40 years of playing music, Steve Tilston has built a career that demands respect, having released numerous works of refined quality that have always mixed reworkings of traditional English and Irish folk songs with originals of a popular kind such as “Slip Jigs & Reels” and “The Naked Highwayman” which, thanks to huge success on the British folk club circuit, have become genuine "classics" of the genre. In addition, many of his songs have been recorded by other major artists on the folk circuit, such as Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, North Cregg, Bob Fox, Peter Bellamy and The House Band.

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Born in Liverpool, Tilston grew up in the Midlands under the influence of other giants of British folk such as Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and John Renbourn, but also some historic American bluesman of the calibre of Big Bill Broonzy and Josh White. Steve Tilston can currently boast a discography of more than twenty albums, of which 15 are under his own name.
Among the albums released as a soloist one that certainly deserves a mention is "Swans at Coole" from 1990, the only one of his discography consisting entirely of instrumental tracks, and dominated by an atmosphere of pure musicality in a traditional folk style.

A crucial step in Tilston’s career was the artistic and sentimental encounter with the flautist and folk singer Maggie Boyle, a specialist in the traditional Irish repertoire. From this partnership, in addition to the already mentioned participation in the "Ship of Fools", came two important and much acclaimed albums containing both original pieces and rearrangements of traditional songs: "Of Moor and Mesa", from 1992, and "To Under The Sun" from 1996.

His latest work, released in November 2016, was born from a collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist Jez Lowe, and is titled "The Janus Game". An album put together entirely as a twosome whose content is as varied as it is coherent and balanced thanks to the stylistic approach and interpretation of two great musicians who are both established soloists in their own right.

Over the course of his long career, Steve Tilston has received many awards and accolades including, in February 2012, the prize for “Best Original Song" for "The Reckoning" from the 2011 album of the same name, as part of the "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards".

One episode as curious as it is incredible has recently increased Steve Tilston’s recognition, albeit unwillingly. 2015 saw the release in cinemas of "Danny Collins", a film directed by Dan Fogelman starring Al Pacino inspired by a letter that John Lennon wrote to Steve Tilston in 1971 after reading an interview from the latter to a music magazine, in which the folk singer stated that fame and wealth could end up having a negative effect on his art over the years. In the letter, Lennon reassured his colleague, telling him that to be rich would never change his experiences nor the way he thought. Lennon even left his phone number in the letter for future contacts, but it was never delivered to Tilston. It was lost track of, probably intercepted by a hunter of Beatles memorabilia, until 2005, when a collector, who had come into possession of it, made the affair public allowing Steve Tilston to find out what had happened 34 years earlier.

Eric Lugosch in concert. Acoustic fingerstyle guitar

Friday 13th of October 2017 at 9:30pm
SIX BARS JAIL c/o Circolo ARCI SMS Serpiolle
ticket 10 euro

Eric Lugosch is one of the most creative heads of the American acoustic guitar scene. He very skillfully combines technical know-how with musical expressiveness. Lugosch is a fellow who tinkers, who consistently seeks musical depth in his arrangements and whose artistic concept is marked by both respect of tradition as well as uncompromising originality. His spectrum of color embraces the entire range of American music, be that ragtime, blues, R&B or jazz.

Winner of the 1984 National Fingerpicking Championship, Eric Lugosch lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he writes, teaches and continues developing his own personal vision of fingerstyle guitar beyond all clichés. Eric has already taken hundreds of concerts in the US and tour around the world and has been invited over the years at various international guitar festivals including the Acoustic Guitar Meeting in Sarzana, Stamford International Guitar Festival in England, the Ullapool Guitar Festival in Scotland and Merseyside Liverpool Guitar Festival. His discography includes seven albums.