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The 47th Guiting Music Festival

21 July to 30 July 2017

For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds' summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz and Folk music by artists from around the world. In that time it has built up a strong band of very loyal supporters.

The GMF is held in the beautiful and unspoilt setting of Guiting Power, near Stow-on-theWold in Gloucestershire's Cotswold Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The GMF is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, with tremendous support coming from our loyal band of long-standing Sponsors, Donors and Patrons, all of which results in the lowest possible ticket prices for some of today's most outstanding musicians.

   LATEST NEWS!   


* Tickets for the 2017 Festival are on restricted sale to Sponsors, Donors and Patrons now

Tickets will be on general release from 1st May


 

WHAT'S ON IN 2017

 

Our programme for 2017 is now finalised and this year we bring you an exciting new line-up of highly talented performers from around the globe.

 

We are introducing a new genre to this year's festival with Contemporary Blues featuring in our closing Open-air Concert on Sunday 30th.

The Saturday Matinée concert, introduced last year, is returning with a lovely animation featuring well known music from the Scott Brothers, suitiable for the whole family.

HOT FOOD will be available at ALL concerts in 2017, courtesy of Ting's Kitchen, who will be bringing her Asian food (including vegetarian options) to the Festival again this year.

 

As in recent years, we are offering FREE TICKETS to nearly all concerts for anyone aged 19 or under!

Tickets will be available to buy on-line and you will be able to have them sent immediately to you by email, or to your tablet or mobile.  For the indoor concerts, you can choose your own seats, too!

 

Click the button to see the entire 2017 programme

 

2017 Concerts: Full Details

 


2014 - Jazz Open-Air

2017 Artists

We are proud to bring you our 2017 line-up and we include some example videos of the performers to whet your appetites!

  • Vitaly Pisarenko (Classical)
  • Robert Plane & Carducci Quartet (Quintet)
  • Hotfingers (Jazz)
  • Paul Richards Trio (Jazz)
  • Heidi Vogel (Jazz)
  • Xuefei Yang
  • Jolente De Maeyer & Nikolaas Kende
  • Julia Biel (Jazz)
  • Scott Brothers (Piano)
  • Neil Cowley Trio
  • Black Diamond Express (Blues)
  • Grainne Duffy (Blues)

 

We hope you enjoy the videos, you can take a look at the full 2017 programme here.

2017 Concerts: Full Details

GMF Supporters

We are always extremely grateful to the people and organisations who so kindly donate to the GMF and without whose generosity, the Festival would simply not be possible.

We sincerely hope that this year will see the same generosity and support that we have enjoyed in previous years and ask that you support us once more in 2017.

Don't forget that ALL GMF Supporters receive additional benefits including access to the Priority Ticket Scheme.

 

How to be a 2017 GMF Supporter

 

Last Year's Supporters:

MR & MRS HARRY ACLAND

Sponsor

MR & MRS JONATHAN CAMERON

Sponsor

MR & MRS CHRIS FOX

Sponsor

THE HEBER PERCY CHARITABLE TRUST

Sponsor

MR & MRS JOHN HOERNER

Sponsor

MR & MRS NICHOLAS JONES

Sponsor

MR & MRS RORY MCLEOD

Sponsor

THE NOTGROVE TRUST

Sponsor

MRS JUDY ROESSET

Sponsor

SERTH & GATES CHARITABLE TRUST

Sponsor

MRS H ANNE ALBRIGHT

Donor

MR & MRS BARRY BARKER

Donor

PETER BROWN

Donor

SUE BROWN

Donor

MR & MRS ALASTAIR CHANNING

Donor

MS S CONROY & MR PEDER LUND

Donor

MR & MRS J A DUVAL

Donor

MRS IAN FINLATOR

Donor

DR & MRS ALAN HEROD

Donor

MR & MRS ANTHONY LOEHNIS

Donor

MR & MRS MALCOLM LAW

Donor

MR N J LAZARUS

Donor

MR ALLAN MURRAY-JONES

Donor

MONA REIS

Donor

MR & MRS BRIAN ROLLASON

Donor

MR & MRS ALAN SMITH

Donor

MR DAVID SNYDER

Donor

YVONNE & BERNARD SYLVESTER

Donor

MRS DIANA R WOOLLEY

Donor

MR MARTIN ABBOTT

Patron

MR & MRS PETER ANSDELL

Patron

MAJ & MRS MICHAEL AYSHFORD SANFORD

Patron

MRS MARGARET BARDSLEY

Patron

MRS DAPHNE BARRETT

Patron

JOHN & DOREEN BUSBRIDGE

Patron

MRS DEBORAH A COLEMAN

Patron

MR & MRS COLIN CRADOCK

Patron

MR GARETH DAVIES

Patron

MR & MRS P Q DAVIES

Patron

NORA DENNISON

Patron

MR & MRS ANDREW ELLIS

Patron

MR JEREMY FARRELL

Patron

JANE FORD

Patron

MR & MRS J D FRIEND

Patron

MR & MRS ROLAND GREENHILL

Patron

MR & MRS DAVID GUNN

Patron

MRS HELEN HOULT

Patron

MR TIM JAYNE

Patron

MRS PATRICIA JONES

Patron

GABRIELLE KUBALE

Patron

MR & MRS CHRISTOPHER MASON

Patron

GEN. BRENDAN MCGUINNESS

Patron

JILL NELMES

Patron

APRIL O'SULLIVAN

Patron

MR & MRS BILL PARKER

Patron

MR & MRS MARTIN PODD

Patron

DR RITA RAHMAN

Patron

MR LAURENCE READ

Patron

HILARY REID EVANS

Patron

MR MERVYN RICHES

Patron

MR JONATHAN SAWTELL

Patron

MS LIZ SPECTERMAN

Patron

MRS GAIL TAYLOR

Patron

MRS CHRISTINE WATSON

Patron

PAMELA WEAVER

Patron

MR F E B WITTS

Patron

MR & MRS PETER WOLFENDEN

Patron

What To Expect

when you come to the Cotswolds' most intimate music festival

Blues Concerts
blues music

New for 2017 - Contemporary Blues - three new artists, two new Blues concerts including the closing Open-air Blues concert on Sunday 30th July.
 

Jazz Concerts
jazz music

Jazz features strongly again in 2017 with two new bands for the ever popular Open-air Jazz concert on Sunday 23 July, and the Neil Cowley Trio for the closing Indoor concert on Saturday 29 July.

Classical Concerts
jazz music

Top class artists at the best prices  - and the 2017 classical concerts will be no exception. From Vitaly Pisarenko's opening concert to our new Saturday matinée large screen animation, you  will not be left disappointed!

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cotswolds AONB

Guiting Power is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, a designated
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The music is great so why not have a great setting, too?

Top Quality Artists
Award Winners

"The best music at the best price" is our declared aim and our team of unpaid volunteers ensure that you get just that. We are a registered charity and ALL money received is ploughed straight back into the Festival. And, to help youngsters develop their interest in music, tickets are FREE to people 18 or under!

Relaxed and Informal
Relaxed

We want you to enjoy yourselves whilst you're with us and so there are no demanding dress codes or unnecessary formalities. Just come along and enjoy the music!