GMF Ticket Office: 01386 584943

22nd July to 31st July 2016

For nearly 50 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.

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.

   2016 Artist line-up (almost) complete!    

Concert dates for 2016 are now agreed and the artists' bios are being updated as soon as they become available. As soon as contracts are in place we will be able to set ticket prices; full details will follow shortly.

The 2016 programme has a number of new faces to delight you, with great support from Joanna MacGregor, the GMF's Honorary President performing the opening concert on Friday 22nd July.

2016 will see further enhancements with extended Open-air concerts, improved hospitality and new matinée performances on the two Saturday afternoons.

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 seats (first come, first served!) and we are aiming to introduce additional ticket packages and discounts. Watch this space!


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!

  • 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.

 

How to be a 2016 GMF Supporter

 

Last Year's Supporters:

An Anonymous local benefactor

Sponsor

MR & MRS JONATHAN CAMERON

Sponsor

THE NOTGROVE TRUST  

Sponsor

THE HEBER PERCY CHARITABLE TRUST 

Sponsor

MRS JUDY ROESSET

Sponsor

CROWE CLARK WHITEHILL

Part-Sponsor

MR & MRS CHRIS FOX

Part-Sponsor

GUITING MANOR AMENITY TRUST

Part-Sponsor

MR & MRS RORY MCLEOD

Part-Sponsor

MR & MRS BRIAN ROLLASON

Part-Sponsor

MRS H ANNE ALBRIGHT

Donor

PETER BROWN

Donor

MR & MRS SIMON CROCKER

Donor

MRS J D FERRIS

Donor

MR & MRS CHRIS FOX

Donor

DR & MRS ALAN HEROD

Donor

MR & MRS JOHN HOERNER

Donor

MS S CONROY & MR PEDER LUND

Donor

MR ALLAN MURRAY-JONES

Donor

MR & MRS ALAN SMITH

Donor

MR & MRS DAVID RENNEY

Donor

MRS DIANA R WOOLLEY

Donor

MR MICHAEL ACZEL

Patron

MR & MRS PETER ANSDELL

Patron

MR JOHN BAKER

Patron

MRS MARGARET BARDSLEY

Patron

MR & MRS BARRY BARKER

Patron

MRS DAPHNE BARRETT

Patron

MR & MRS JOHN BEECHER

Patron

MRS P BETTIS

Patron

JOHN & DOREEN BUSBRIDGE

Patron

THE LADY BUTTERWORTH

Patron

MR CHRISTOPHER CARROLL

Patron

MR & MRS R J CHALLENS

Patron

MR & MRS ALASTAIR CHANNING

Patron

MRS R M CHRISTIE

Patron

MR & MRS C M CLARKE-HILL

Patron

MR & MRS ROLAND CORRY

Patron

MR & MRS COLIN CRADOCK

Patron

MRS STELLA DAKER

Patron

PROF & MRS K J DAVEY

Patron

MR & MRS P Q DAVIES

Patron

DR & MRS ROB DAVIS

Patron

MR & MRS WILLIAM DEANS

Patron

NORA DENNISON

Patron

MR & MRS J A DUVAL

Patron

MR & MRS ANDREW ELLIS

Patron

MR & MRS IVOR EVANS

Patron

MR JEREMY FARRELL

Patron

MRS IAN FINLATOR

Patron

EDWARD FLETCHER

Patron

MR & MRS J D FRIEND

Patron

MR JOHN FORDHAM

Patron

MR & MRS PHILIP GEE

Patron

MR & MRS A E B GIDDINGS

Patron

MRS A GILBERTSON

Patron

MR & MRS GARRY GILL

Patron

MR ADRIAN GOODMAN

Patron

MRS HAMISH GRAY-CHEAPE

Patron

MR & MRS ROLAND GREENHILL

Patron

MR & MRS DAVID GUNN

Patron

MAJ & MRS T W HANCOCK

Patron

JANE FORD & DAVID HARMAN

Patron

MONICA HENRIQUEZ

Patron

MR & MRS W S HOUGHTON-HILL

Patron

MRS HELEN HOULT

Patron

MR & MRS M I JAMES

Patron

MR TIM JAYNE

Patron

MRS JOHN JENNINGS

Patron

MRS J M JONES

Patron

MRS PATRICIA JONES

Patron

MRS KATHERINE JUDGE

Patron

MR CHRISTOPHER KUBALE

Patron

MR & MRS MALCOLM LAW

Patron

MR JOHN LAW

Patron

MR N J LAZARUS

Patron

MR & MRS ROGER B LYLE

Patron

MR & MRS CHRISTOPHER MASON

Patron

GEN. BRENDAN MCGUINNESS

Patron

JILL NELMES

Patron

APRIL O'SULLIVAN

Patron

MR & MRS BILL PARKER

Patron

JO PARTRIDGE

Patron

MR & MRS MARTIN PODD

Patron

MR MERVYN RICHES

Patron

MR & MRS GRAHAM ROSEBLADE

Patron

CLIFF & SHEILA SAGE

Patron

MR JON SAWTELL

Patron

MR & MRS DAVID SHEPHERD-CROSS

Patron

MS JOY SMITH

Patron

MS LIZ SPECTERMAN

Patron

MRS BARBARA STEINER

Patron

MRS GAIL TAYLOR

Patron

MR RAY THORNETT

Patron

MR RICHARD THORNHILL

Patron

ANITA VENTON

Patron

MRS PAM WALKER

Patron

MR & MRS JOHN WARREN-SWETTENHAM

Patron

DR BARBARA WATKINS

Patron

MRS DOROTHY WATSON

Patron

MRS CHRISTINE WATSON

Patron

PAMELA WEAVER

Patron

MRS ALISON WELLER

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

We hope you enjoyed the 2015 Festival and look forward to you to joining us at Guiting Power in 2016.

Folk Concerts
folk music

Three new Folk bands, our closing Open-air Folk concert get extended with 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 and her Jazz Allstars, and three exciting newcomers to the GMF, with concerts spread over three days. 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.

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!

Stanton Village

If you like the venue of Guiting Power then you'll love Stanton.

Often referred to as one of the Cotswolds' most beautiful and unspoilt villages, Stanton is a perfect complement to Guiting Power. Located just a few miles from Guiting Power, Stanton is a stunningly understated, centuries old, Cotswold stone village set into the side of the Cotswold escarpment and just three miles south of Broadway.

Read more about Stanton and its fascinating history, going back over a thousand years.

 

Stanton Village website

Stanton - Stanway Road