Classical, Jazz & Folk music at its best

Great music in the Cotswolds since 1970


Guiting Festival: Music in the Cotswolds

2014 Guiting Festival

Dates and Details

Imogen Cooper

Piano - Saturday 2 August 2014


Folk - Sunday 3 August 2014 (Open-air)

Katya Apekisheva with Charles Owen

Four-Hands Piano - Saturday 26 July 2014

Morgan Szymanski and "O Duo"

Accoustic Guitar with Percussion - Monday 28 July 2014

Sophia Lisovskaya

Piano - Tuesday 29 July 2014

Ivan Yanakov with the London Chamber Players

Piano with String Orchestra - Friday 25 July 2014

Elisabeth Streichert

Concertos in Miniature - Friday 1 August 2014

Charles Owen

Four-Hands Piano with Katya Apekisheva - Saturday 26 July 2014

Jason Rebello

Jazz - Sunday 27 July 2014 (Open-air)

Megan Henwood

Folk - Sunday 3 August 2014 (Open-air)

Gwilym Simcock

Jazz Quintet - Wednesday 30 July 2014

Swing From Paris

Swing Jazz - Sunday 27 July 2014 (Open-air)

Jennifer Pike with Jeremy Pike

Violin - Thursday 31 July 2014

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Home to exceptional music in the Cotswolds for over 40 years

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Exceptional Music

If you are looking for great music in a beautiful rural setting then the Guiting Festival is for you.

Each summer we celebrate outstanding musical performances from world-class artists in the relaxed, informal context of England's beautiful Cotswold countryside.

We aim to bring you an exciting range of classical, jazz and folk music performances in concerts that are held in the Guiting Power Village Hall or outdoors in the adjacent playing fields.

Outstanding Location

Guiting Power is a beautiful, rural village in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills and is within easy reach of nearby towns such as Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Guiting Power's roots can be traced back over a thousand years to Anglo-Saxon times and its medieval heritage is still visible today.

Time after time the village has proven to be the ideal venue for the Festival since its inauguration nearly half a century ago.

For You

The Guiting Festival is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers.

It is funded exclusively by ticket receipts, sponsorship and donations.

Our objectives are to bring outstanding live music to the Cotswolds at a price that makes it available to as wide an audience as possible.

All surplus funds are ploughed back into the festival to ensure that you continue to enjoy exciting performances from some of today's most talented musical artists.

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Folk Concerts for 2014:



 Megan Henwood 

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Ex Steeleye Span fiddle player, Peter Knight, brings his Gigspanner band to the Guiting Power Festival in 2014.

And with the superb singer-songwriter Megan Henwood in support, these are two concerts that are just too good to miss!

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Please consider making a donation to support the 2014 Festival.

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Guiting Festival:
the last 40+ years

Joanna MacGregor 

A review of the Guiting Festival since its inception in 1970 is now available.
This article was written in 2010 to celebrate the Festival's 40th anniversary.

Welcome to the Guiting Festival


The Guiting Festival is a summertime celebration of high quality music starting at the end of July every year in the picturesque village of Guiting Power, set deep in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills.

For well over 40 years the Guiting Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswold summer calendar.

Each Festival features an exciting variety of Evening Indoor Concerts and Sunday Open-air Concerts, with performances from some of the most accomplished jazz, classical and folk music artists available.  And, for 2014, we are building upon this with a new and extended programme of performers.


2014 Guiting Festival


The 44th Guiting Festival in 2014 will run from Friday 25th July 2014 to Sunday 3rd August 2014, with the highly popular Open-air Jazz Concert on Sunday 27th July 2014.


New Concert for 2014

For 2014 we are extending our traditional Festival, building upon the highly regarded classical, modern and jazz themes that have been its core to date.

In light of the Festival's highly popular and successful Sunday open-air jazz concerts, for 2014 we are adding a second Open-air Sunday Concert but this time with a folk music theme.

Discover more about this year's programme by following the links below.

Details of the 2014 Jazz and Folk Open-air concerts


Official Supporters of the 2014 Festival can buy tickets on-line now:

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We really hope you enjoy looking through our website and discovering more about the Festival.


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