21 April 2013

An Interview with William Starling – the Biographer of John Williams

‘Strings Attached – The Life and Music of John Williams’, is the newly published and authorised biography of one of the greatest guitarists ever. Astonishingly, coming in John’s seventy-second year, it is also the first ever biography. The book tells the fascinating story of John’s extraordinary life as a musician but also reveals a great deal about the man and his making. It is an intimate portrait of one of the most important musicians of his time, informed by privileged access to John’s family, friends, colleagues and, of course, with the full support of the man himself.

07 April 2013

Dan Evans

Dan plays finger-style mountain dulcimer with precision and delicacy and he is a highly accomplished and stylish acoustic guitarist, specialising in Open C tuning. He adopts a unique approach to British folk melodies, sometimes in medieval modes, often with jazzy chords and rhythms. On a specially tailored guitar with two pickups, Dan has developed a unique palette of sounds using digital effects and sampling to produce an electro-acoustic sounds full of imagination and atmosphere.

With 4 CD albums and 14 international tours under his belt, Dan has won the respect of the world’s leading dulcimer players and won the hearts of audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. For this, his thirteenth appearance at Ealing Guitar Society, Dan’s concert will include a beautiful selection of traditional folk melodies, some fun original pieces and a few popular classics played on dulcimer, acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars.

‘a highly individual and stylish guitarist ~ your performance was very enthusiastically received and attracted a good-sized audience" - Barbican Centre, London 

a stylish blend of medieval folk and contemporary jazz guitar idioms’ -  The Independent (newspaper)