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FRIDAY 20 MAY

Manchester Guitar Festival – Friday 20 MAY

6pm – RNCM students performance
Join us in the Atrium for pre-concert music from RNCM students Austin Miller, Rachel Lowe, Joe Ingles, Ravi Nathwani, Chris Godhard, Tom Dale.

7.30pm – Sean Shibe performance
The first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Shibe was a prize-winner at the 2015 YCAT International Auditions. In this unmissable programme of polar opposites, he presents a first half dedicated to classical guitar, featuring JS Bach (BWV 996), before switching to electric guitar for Steve Reich’s hypnotic Electric Counterpoint.
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9.45pm – Duo: Ben Bruant and Will Cashel performance
Duo came to wider public attention during Lockdown when they began live streaming gigs and performing free weekly concerts in the gardens of nominated key and frontline workers to thank them for their amazing work during the pandemic. These ‘Gigs In Your Garden’ became a huge hit and were featured on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Jeremy Vine on 5 and in The Times, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard.
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