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Styles Classical Guitar Duos

Counties Borders • Central • Dumfries and Galloway • Fife • Grampian • Lothian • Strathcylde • Tayside

Biography

This classical guitar duo is based in Scotland and is available for weddings and functions. The duo was established in 2006 and and has performed at a variety of dinners and weddings including the annual Ayr Guildry dinner and the volunteers evening of the Ayr Flower Show.

Their particular mix of popular, classical, latin, and Scottish music makes their music ideally suited to events that include a wide range of age and musical taste. The use classical electro acoustic guitars played through their own PA, ensuring that both guitars will be heard clearly amidst the animated conversation of diners.

"Ayr Guildry has been entertained on a number of occasions by the duo who are particularly entertaining and suitable for any function or gathering. The range and quality of their pieces is second to none and I have no hesitation in commending them."
John Walker, Dean, Ayr Guildry on 11th Dec 2009

Guitarist 1 moved to Perth, Australia at the age of seven. The following year she started acoustic guitar lessons and made rapid progress on the instrument. Later she took up classical guitar in secondary school, studying with John Casey who gave her a love of the genre. After leaving school she studied part-time for a few years at the University of Western Australia while also teaching guitar privately and working a night shift in the medical records department of Royal Perth Hospital. It was during this time that she grasped the opportunity to learn a little piano, and a lot of flute!
In 1982 she returned to the UK with a view to having a six month working holiday. That decision changed everything however, after taking part in a number of summer schools with teacher John Arran in both Scotland and Cheshire, she went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama under Phillip Thorne. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance she went on to do a postgraduate year in classical guitar and electronic music, and won the RSAMD Guitar Challenge Prize 1989.

Guitarist 2 was born on the Isle of Tiree on the West Coast of Scotland where music was not an important part of his early life - it was only when he moved to the mainland that he took up guitar, learning folk songs etc. In his early teens he heard someone playing classical guitar and decided that this was the music he wanted to study.
After years of self study and learning to read music by himself he took a guitar course from Trinity College, London which he passed with full marks. Over the years he has performed at a number of venues in Scotland as a solo classical guitarist and is widely regarded as a fine performer by fellow musicians.  

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Popular
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
Brejeiro - Ernest Nazareth
Carillon - H.Flowers,Ian Gomm
Cavatina - Stanley Meyers
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat - Rinker,Huddleston
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Foggy Days - George Gershwin
Light My Fire - Morrison,Krieger,Manzare,Densmore
Memory - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Moonlight Serenade - Glen Miller
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen arr.Ebe
Plink Plank Plunk - Leroy Anderson
That's Amore
The Entertainer - Scot Joplin
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobin
The Old Bazaar In Cairo - Chester,Morris,Ford
Third Man
Tiko Tiko - Ken-ichi Ebe
We've Only Just Begun
What A Wonderful World - George David

Scottish
Fisher's Hornpipe - set traditional
Flower's of Edinburgh - set traditional

Classical 
Little Duos 1, 2 and 3 - Ferdinando Carulli
Polonese - Mauro Giuliani
Rondo - Ferdinando Carulli
Rondo + Minore - Ferdinando Carulli
Waltz - Fernando Sor

Other 
Happy Birthday
Scarborough Fair
Southwind

Spanish/Latin
A Rosa Vermelha - Brazilian Folk Song
Bailecito - Argentinian Folk Song
Cururu - Brazilian
Day and Night - Russian Gypsy Song
El Condor - Pasa Peruvian
Jota - Spanish Folk Song
Moscow Evenings - V.Solovyov-Sedoy
Nesta Rua - Brazilian Folk Song
Ojos Azules - Chillean Folk Song
Perepelochka - White Russian Folk Song
Sertaneja - Brazilian Folk Song
Spanish Dance - Frances Gray

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