News Updates

Blues Week Zoom Lessons Schedule from 25th September to 16th October

By Michael Roach / September 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Blues Week Zoom Lessons Schedule from 25th September to 16th October

Saturday 25th September, 6pm UK TimeJohn Miller – The SongstersFor John’s class, he will take a look at the repertoire and accompaniment styles of several of the songsters such as Henry Thomas, Joe Callicott, Leadbelly, and John Hurt whose repertoires encompassed blues, folk and pop songs and religious numbers.  The focus will not be on…

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Abie Budgen added to October Acoustic Blues Weekend staff teaching Beginner Country Blues Guitar

By Michael Roach / September 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Abie Budgen added to October Acoustic Blues Weekend staff teaching Beginner Country Blues Guitar

Abie Budgen will be teaching a class for beginners at the Acoustic Blues Weekend at The Beacon in Wantage from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2021. She will be working with Michael Roach to help students to develop the guitar skills needed for finger picking country blues. The class will focus on alternating the…

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Michael Roach added to October Acoustic Blues Weekend staff teaching Beginner Country Blues Guitar

By Michael Roach / August 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Michael Roach added to October Acoustic Blues Weekend staff teaching Beginner Country Blues Guitar

Michael Roach will be teaching a class for beginners at the Acoustic Blues Weekend at The Beacon in Wantage from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2021. He will be demonstrating how you can alternate the bass with your thumb and use your index finger to play melody lines. He will discuss and explain how…

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Acoustic Blues Weekend, The Beacon, Wantage Oct 2021

By Michael Roach / July 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Acoustic Blues Weekend, The Beacon, Wantage Oct 2021

Euroblues Promotions Limited and The Beacon, Wantage, South Oxfordshire OX12 9BX presents an ‘Acoustic Blues Weekend’ of workshops, jams and performance.  Mark your calendar for Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October 2021. The programme will offer classes starting on Friday from 1pm to 5pm followed by a staff concert at 8pm.  On Saturday, classes will…

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New Online Access Policy

By Michael Roach / May 18, 2021 / Comments Off on New Online Access Policy

For Blues Week 2022, if you pay a deposit of £250 before 31st December 2021, you will be given the ‘Password’ to the ‘Online Access’ page of our website. Also, you will be invited to the free ‘Zoom’ lessons from staff members for all instruments and levels of ability. From the 1st January 2022, you…

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Acoustic Blues Weekend 2021 Updates

By Michael Roach / May 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Acoustic Blues Weekend 2021 Updates

I have been informed that the Hawth Theatre in Crawley will not be able to host us in November this year and we postponed to November 2022. Also, I am talking to staff at The Beacon in Wantage with the hopes of having an Acoustic Blues Weekend event in September/October. At the moment, the Beacon…

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Blues Week Zoom Lessons Schedule from 16th May to 12th June

By Michael Roach / May 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Blues Week Zoom Lessons Schedule from 16th May to 12th June

This is just a reminder for Rick Franklin’s workshop this Sunday 16th May at 3pm UK time.  Also, I’m announcing the dates for the lessons to follow.  Here is the schedule: Sunday 16th May, 3pm UK TimeRick Franklin – Beginners Guide to the Roots of Taj Mahal Rick’s lesson will focus on the ballad and…

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Live Zoom Lessons Schedule For The Next 3 Weeks, 1st to 16th May 2021

By Michael Roach / April 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Live Zoom Lessons Schedule For The Next 3 Weeks, 1st to 16th May 2021

Saturday 1st May, 3pm  UK TimeMichael Roach and Abie Budgen – Beginners Guide to Playing Melody with an Alternating Bass The lesson will focus on the song ‘Black Rat Swing’ by Memphis Minnie in the key of E. The song will be used to demonstrate playing melodies in the style of John Cephas and John…

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Blues Week Supporters Forum Sunday 18th April at 3pm UK time

By Michael Roach / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Blues Week Supporters Forum Sunday 18th April at 3pm UK time

Since there will be no Zoom lesson this weekend, we want to keep the momentum of meeting up with everyone and offer the opportunity to have a forum for discussion on Sunday 18th April at 3pm UK time.  If you have the time, let’s meet up and talk about the lessons.  It would be good…

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Eddie Martin Slide Guitar and Adam Franklin Mandolin Zoom Lessons Now Available on our Online Access Page

By Michael Roach / April 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Eddie Martin Slide Guitar and Adam Franklin Mandolin Zoom Lessons Now Available on our Online Access Page

Exclusive for Blues Week supporters: Eddie Martin’s ‘Slide Guitar’ lesson from Saturday 3rd April and Adam Franklin’s ‘Mandolin’ lesson on Sunday 11th April are now available on our Online Access Page.

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