Guiting Music Festival

Home to exceptional music in the Cotswolds for nearly 50 years

Guiting Power

In the heart of the Cotswolds Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

2015 Guiting Music Festival

24th July - 2nd August

(Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Violin - 2013 Festival)

World Class Artists

The best artists at the most competitive prices

(Zoe Rahman - Jazz Piano - 2013 Festival)

International Performers

(Morgan Szymanski: Mexican Guitar with O Duo: percussion - 2014 Festival)

International Performers

(Xufei Yang - Classical Guitar - 2013 Festival)

World Class Artists

When only the best will do

(Imogen Cooper - Piano - 2014 Festival)

Return of the Favourites

Joanna joins us again in 2015 and performs the opening concert on 24 July

(Joanna MacGregor - Honorary President)
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Classical, Jazz and Folk Music in The Cotswolds

24th July to 2nd August 2015

For over 40 years 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. It has built up a strong band of very loyal regular supporters, some coming from as far away as the USA, with many returning every year and renting cottages or B & Bs if they do not live nearby.

The Festival is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers, with tremendous support coming from our loyal band of long-standing Sponsors, Donors and Patrons. This means our tickets come at the lowest possible price and allows us to bring you internationally acclaimed artists and exceptionally talented new musicians, many of whom have won important competitions or are considered to have outstanding ability.


The 2015 Festival (our 45th!) brings you an exciting line-up of outstanding artists, with bookend evening concerts from the ever popular Joanna MacGregor and Natalie Clein, with Joanna breaking her tradition of previous years and presenting this year's opening concert.

Ensemble 360 (wind quartet and piano), continue the Classical theme followed by Lizzie Ball & Christina McMaster on violin and piano, and we are delighted to invite back the superb pianists, Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi as "The Parnassius Duo" who, in 2013, stepped in with just 24 hours notice to replace an injured Joanna and who gave one of the most acclaimed performances of that year's Festival.

Jazz features strongly again this year with the first weekend being dedicated to the genre. Purdy and her Quartet are playing on the Saturday evening and the Sunday Open-Air concert sees Abi Flynn's Jazz Sextet supported by Funk Line Quartet. The ever popular Andy Sheppard Quartet return on the second Friday to complete this year's jazz line-up.

Folk fans will enjoy the return of our dedicated Open-Air concert on the last Sunday of the Festival featuring the exceptional Hattie Briggs. Local BBC Radio presenter Johnnie Coppin with singer-songwriter Mike Silver follow, with the final performance  coming from the highly celebrated Roving Crows. We also have an evening concert of Northumbrian Folk from the brilliant Kathryn Tickell and The Side.

Evening Indoor Concerts

Fazioli Piano

These are held in the rustic and very intimate setting of the Guiting Power Village Hall. There is free car parking immediately next to the Hall with wheelchair access, if required.


Open-Air Sunday concerts

Open-air Concert

Our open-air concerts are held on the two Sundays of the Festival period with the first being for lovers of great Jazz.

The recently introduced second Sunday concert is dedicated to Folk music.

45th Festival

  • Indoor Evening Classical Concerts
  • Indoor Evening Jazz Concerts
  • Indoor Evening Folk Concert
  • Open-Air Sunday Jazz Concert
  • Open-Air Sunday Folk Concert
  • Free Parking
  • Post-Performance Suppers (Indoor Concerts only)
  • Ferrari Static Display (Open-Air Jazz Concert only)
  • Food, Wine and Beverages
  • Photography/Art Display
2014 - Jazz Open-Air

2015 Performers

Joanna MacGregor

Joanna MacGregor Piano Friday 24th July 2015 7.45 pm

Purdy and Quartet

Purdy Jazz Saturday 25th July 7.45 pm

Abi Flynn's Jazz Sextet

Abi Flynn Open-Air Jazz Concert Sunday 26th July 1.00 pm

Funk Line Quartet

Funk Line Quartet Open-Air Jazz Concert Sunday 26th July 1.00 pm

Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360 Wind Quartet and Piano Monday 27th July 7.45 pm

Lizzie Ball

Lizzie Ball Violin Tuesday 28th July 7.45 pm

Christina McMaster

Christina McMaster Piano Tuesday 28th July 7.45 pm

Parnassius Duo - Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

Parnassius Duo Four-hands Piano Wednesday 29th July 7.45 pm

Kathryn Tickell and The Side

Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian Folk Thursday 30th July 7.45 pm

Andy Sheppard Quartet

Andy Sheppard Jazz Friday 31st July 7.45 pm

Natalie Clein with Håvard Gimse

Natalie Clein Cello and Piano Saturday 1st August 7.45 pm

Hattie Briggs

Hattie Briggs Outdoor Folk Concert Sunday 2nd August 4.00 pm

Johnnie Coppin with Mike Silver

Coppin and Silver Outdoor Folk Concert Sunday 2nd August 4.00 pm

The Roving Crows

Roving Crows Outdoor Folk Concert Sunday 2nd August 4.00 pm

Full details of the 2015 line-up can be found here.

2015 Concert Details

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