News Updates

Blues Week Update: Monday 11th July

By Michael Roach / July 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Blues Week Update: Monday 11th July

To everyone that’s booked to attend Blues Week, ‘Arrival’ details were posted on Friday. You should receive it either today or tomorrow. For Europeans, it will take a week. If you live in the UK and have not received it by Wednesday or Friday if you live in Europe, please do get in touch.

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Blues Week 2022 Update:

By Michael Roach / July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2022 Update:

I was informed today that the Graze Restaurant on the Hartpury College campus will be closed for renovation during Blues Week and we will now be eating in the Equine. This is a change from the ‘Arrival’ details I prepared to send out to everyone. That said, there will be a delay in mailing the…

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Martin Grosswendt to replace Kenny Sultan

By Michael Roach / June 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Martin Grosswendt to replace Kenny Sultan

For personal reasons, Kenny Sultan will not be teaching at Blues Week this year. We are pleased to announce that Martin Grosswendt will be his replacement. Martin taught at Blues Week for 3 years (2015/2016/2017) and some of you will be familiar with Martin’s amazing knowledge of southern traditional American music. For Blues Week 2022,…

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John Miller Blues Week Change of Class Description

By Michael Roach / June 5, 2022 / Comments Off on John Miller Blues Week Change of Class Description

John Miller announces a new class description called ‘Expanding Your Blues Vocabulary’ for intermediate/advanced students. The class will look at a different topic each day, working to build skills and knowledge. Topics will include freeing up the picking thumb, how to move licks into different keys, getting more accurate and better-sounding bends, chord voicing in…

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The Return of Richard Knott’s ‘Songwriters Circle’

By Michael Roach / June 4, 2022 / Comments Off on The Return of Richard Knott’s ‘Songwriters Circle’

Euroblues Promotions is pleased to announce the return of the successful ‘Songwriters Circle’ to Blues Week 2022. These informal, collaborative and fun sessions have proved very popular in previous years. The Circle will take place on two evenings (Monday and Tuesday) and will be led by singer/songwriter Richard Knott. Richard has been attending Blues Week since 2006…

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Grant Dermody to replace Mark Wenner (Harmonica) for Blues Week 2022

By Michael Roach / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Grant Dermody to replace Mark Wenner (Harmonica) for Blues Week 2022

Unfortunately, Mark Wenner will not be teaching at Blues Week this year. He had to cancel because of a scheduling conflict. I am pleased to announce that Grant Dermody will be replacing him and teach 2 intermediate/advanced and 1 beginner class. Grant has a history with us and has taught at Blues Week for many…

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Homesick Mac Blues Shuffle in Open G Video Added to Online Access page

By Michael Roach / April 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Homesick Mac Blues Shuffle in Open G Video Added to Online Access page

We added a new video for 2022 featuring Mac demonstrating how to play a shuffle and get a decent sound in Open G tuning.

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Blues Week 2022 Leaflet

By Michael Roach / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2022 Leaflet

Here is a copy of our leaflet for this year. The main photo features Mark Wenner and Muddy Waters from the 1970s. We are pleased to announce that Mark will be teaching harmonica at Blues Week. This is a major coup for us because there are not that many people alive today who could say…

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Blues Week 2022 Brochure Cover Image

By Michael Roach / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2022 Brochure Cover Image

Below is a scan of the front cover of our brochure for this year. If you would like to receive a copy, please get in touch and we will post it to you along with a registration form.

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The Bear Hotel is fully booked for the Acoustic Blues Weekend

By Michael Roach / January 17, 2022 / Comments Off on The Bear Hotel is fully booked for the Acoustic Blues Weekend

The Bear Hotel is fully booked for the Acoustic Blues Weekend. Now, I am directing people to the Premier Inn (Oxford South Didcot). The rooms are only £45 per night (Standard Rate) and they have free parking. According to the AA Route Planner, it’s 6.7 miles away and it’s a 16 minutes drive. Here is a link: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/oxfordshire/oxford/oxford-south-didcot.html?ARRdd=04&ARRmm=03&ARRyyyy=2022&NIGHTS=2&ROOMS=1&ADULT1=1&CHILD1=0&COT1=0&INTTYP1=DB&BRAND=PI

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