News Updates

Sonny Black Sunday 28th March Live Exclusive Zoom Guitar Lesson is now available on our Online Access Page

By Michael Roach / March 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Sonny Black Sunday 28th March Live Exclusive Zoom Guitar Lesson is now available on our Online Access Page
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John Miller Saturday 13th March Live Exclusive Zoom Guitar Lesson is now available on our Online Access Page

By Michael Roach / March 15, 2021 / Comments Off on John Miller Saturday 13th March Live Exclusive Zoom Guitar Lesson is now available on our Online Access Page

We recorded John’s live exclusive Zoom guitar lesson on Saturday 13th March and it is now available on our Online Access Page.

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Will Wilde Zoom Lesson Sunday 21st March 5pm

By Michael Roach / March 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Will Wilde Zoom Lesson Sunday 21st March 5pm

Will Wilde will be conducting a harmonica lesson focusing on: 12 Bar Bass Lines/Riffs He will be showing you how to take any riff and turn it into a 12 bar blues by transposing it to the IV and V chords. The lesson will study a boogie rhythm, a shuffle and a slow blues. 

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Online Access Workshops

By Michael Roach / March 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Online Access Workshops

We have set up an exclusive ‘Online Access’ page only for those who paid to attend Blues Week 2020 and let their payment roll over to the next year (now Blues Week 2022). The page is password protected and has video content from all members of staff for all levels of ability. Also, we are…

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Blues Week 2021 Postponed

By Michael Roach / March 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2021 Postponed

It is with regret that Blues Week 2021 is being postponed. The conference manager at Hartpury College has informed me that a decision was made to cancel all conference bookings this summer over the uncertainty surrounding Covid.  That said, we have agreed to start our 20th Anniversary celebration on Sunday 31st July to Friday 5th…

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Blues Week 2021

By Michael Roach / January 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2021

Dear Blues Week Enthusiasts, We are now in February and I know that everyone is concerned with whether or not Blues Week will happen this year. At the moment, it is still on. However, I will be seeking guidance from Hartpury College this week and will post an update as soon as I get a…

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Blues Week 2021 Date Change

By Michael Roach / September 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2021 Date Change

Dear Blues Week Enthusiasts, I spoke to the conference manager at Hartpury College and we agreed to a date change for Blues Week 2021. The new dates are from Sunday 1st to Friday 6th August. YES, Blues Week 2021 will include Friday night accommodation and we check out of our rooms at 10 o’clock Saturday…

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Online Access Page ‘Live’

By Michael Roach / August 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Online Access Page ‘Live’

Blues Week 2020 (our 20th Anniversary) was supposed to start on Monday 3rd August. I’m really going to miss it this year and I’m looking forward to next year. That said, I am announcing that as of Monday 3rd August from 9am, our ‘Online Access’ page will be available to everyone who paid either a…

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Blues Week 2020 Postponed

By Michael Roach / April 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Blues Week 2020 Postponed

It is with regret that we are postponing Blues Week 2020 due to all the uncertainty with regards to Covid 19. We have rescheduled and will celebrate our 20th Anniversary next year, from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th August 2021.

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Beginner/Intermediate Guitar Class added to The Beacon, Wantage weekend

By Michael Roach / February 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Beginner/Intermediate Guitar Class added to The Beacon, Wantage weekend

To all Beginner/Intermediate Guitarists who are interested in attending the Acoustic Blues Weekend of workshops, jams and performances at The Beacon, Wantage OX12 9BX from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March, we are pleased to announce that Michael Roach will be teaching a Country Blues Guitar class.After spending several years in Washington DC learning…

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