Wednesday, 23 September 2009

New Acoustic Gallery news

NAG mandolin workshop attenders, 2007

Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery in Solingen, Germany, reports that a weekend mandolin workshop, led by Jesper Rübner-Petersen, will be held from 30 October to 1 November 2009. The numbers that can take part are limited, so anyone interested should enrol as soon as possible. Cost: €165. The themes will include bluegrass, fiddle tunes, rhythm, double stops, scales... For booking or further info contact Oliver Waitze at the NAG by telephone (+49 (0)212/2474007) or e-mail.

Oliver himself will conduct a Flatpicking Guitar Workshop on 21 November 2009 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. This is for anyone who wants to improve their plectrum playing, and all levels are welcome. The scope ranges from bluegrass, fiddle tunes and variations, rhythm, scales, swing, melody, right-hand exercises, Lester Flatt G-runs, endings, to lead picking and crosspicking in the styles of Clarence White and Tony Rice. Contact data as above.

Concerts at the NAG

31 Oct., 8.00 p.m.: Swing with the Trio Vibracao (Oliver Waitze, Jesper Ruebner Petersen, Max Schaaf). €18 VV; €22 AK.

6 Dec., 8.00 p.m.: Beppe Gambetta. €18 VV; €22 AK. Includes new CD presentation, Rendez vous. 'One of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar'.