Jackdaws – Year of the Guitar

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The Eden Stell Guitar Duo gave 14 concerts and workshops as part of the Jackdaws Music Education Trust Year of the Guitar. All the concerts and workshops centred on schools in the Frome area and will culminate in a concert with all the schools at the Cheese and Grain in Frome on 6 June.  Full details and Year of the Guitar blog on jackdaws.org.uk

25 years of Eden Stell

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2014 marks our duos 25 years playing together starting way back in 1989 whilst at the Royal Academy of Music in London. We are celebrating with a few concerts and being ensemble in residence in Gevelsberg, Germany, and at Jackdaws Educational Trust who are also making 2014 ‘The Year of the Guitar’, and we are also performed in Canada at Guitar Alla Grande, and in Sweden at Oskarshamns Gitarrfestival – Anmalan 20-23 March. We will also be releasing our new CD on the BGS label in the Autumn with a concert at Kings Place for IGF. Until then here’s some fun old pics of us looking a bit younger. If that’s not enough we’ll be posting a few more oldies soon. Stay tuned …EdSt2

All Strings Considered podcast

ASCpodcastWhile in Los Angeles in 2013 we were invited to be interviewed by Scott Wolf and his podcast called All Strings Considered. The interview covers our early days as a duo and how we started, lessons with Sergio & Odair Assad, our work with composers Stephen Dodgson, and Johannes Moller, arrangements we have made, and also our outreach concert experiences. Go to All Strings Considered and listen to an amazing line up of podcasts interviews featuring the worlds great performeallstringscon

WYGF11 23-26 August

Another World Youth Guitar Festival (WYGF) is about to start – 3 days of guitar mayhem for classical guitarists aged from 8-18 years. The line up of artists includes Johannes Moller, Gary Ryan, VIDA Guitar Quartet, Guitar Circus, Mark AshfordFrank Gerstmeier, Helen Sanderson, and Peter Nuttall. Concerts are at the Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

Richard Hand 1960-2011

We would like to remember our friend Richard Hand. His duo with Tom Dupre was an inspiration to us both.