The 46th Guiting Music Festival

22nd July to 31st July 2016

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!   


* FREE TICKETS are available for people aged 19 or under. Find out more

* Some Post-concert Suppers are already sold out, read more on this delightful way to finish an evening of beautiful music


 

WHAT'S ON THIS YEAR

 

The programme for 2016 has been significantly improved, and started with two new Outreach Concerts held at Chedworth in April. We have also extended the Open-air Jazz and Open-air Folk concerts to give you more time to appreciate the great performers we have lined up for you.

Joanna MacGregor, the GMF's Honorary President, played the opening concert on Friday 22nd July.
This was the precursor to our new Jazz Weekend, comprising three concerts over two days by four great jazz artists.

We are placing an even stronger emphasis on attracting younger people to this year's festival and are laying on two new matinée concerts, the first of which is Jason Rebello making his fourth appearance at the GMF. This year he will be performing pieces from his Rainbow album, which he had written for his own children and comprises well known themes and tunes but given a light jazz twist.

Finally, to make the festival even more attractive to the younger audience (and their parents!) we are offering FREE TICKETS to ALL concerts for anyone aged 19 or under!

As introduced last year, you will again be able to buy your tickets on-line and have tickets sent immediately to you by email, or to your tablet or mobile.  For the indoor concerts, you will be able to choose your own seats (first come, first served!)

 

Take a look at this year's concert programme, you can't fail to be impressed!

 

2016 Concerts: Full Details

 


2014 - Jazz Open-Air

2016 Artists

We are very proud of our 2016 line-up and include some example videos of the performers to whet your appetites!

  • The Behn Quartet (Classical)
  • Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
  • AKA Trio (Jazz)
  • Djangologie (Jazz)
  • Abi Flynn (Jazz)
  • Sarah Gabriel (Soprano) with Alexandra Vaduva (Piano)
  • Thibault Cauvin (Classical Guitar)
  • Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Liane Carroll (Jazz)
  • Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Cotswold Male Voice Choir (Choral)
  • London Bridge Trio (Classical)
  • Urban Folk Quartet (Folk)
  • Calan (Folk)
  • 16 Strings and a Dead Goat (Folk)

 

We hope you enjoy the videos, you can take a look at the full 2016 programme here.

2016 Concerts: Full Details

2016 GMF - Supporters

We are always extremely grateful to the people and organisations who so kindly donate to the GMF and without their 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 2016.

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

 

How to be a 2016 GMF Supporter

 

2016 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

Folk Concerts
folk music

Three new Folk bands, our closing open-air Folk concert gets extended with an earlier start and three bands to give our folk music fans an even bigger treat!

Jazz Concerts
jazz music

Jazz features strongly in 2016 with the return of the outstandingly popular Abi Flynn's Jazz Sextet, Jason Rebello for the new Saturday Matinee, the AKA Trio plus Djangologie, all packaged up into a super new Jazz Weekend. Wow!

Classical Concerts
jazz music

Top class artists at the best prices  - and the 2016 classical concerts will be no exception. From Joanna MacGregor's opening concert to our new Saturday matinée concerts, 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!