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5th - 10th July 2017

“The ninth Classical Guitar Retreat takes place in the summer of 2017 at the Cathedral of the Isles on the Island of Cumbrae off the west coast of Scotland.

Classical Guitar Retreat is a unique course set on a beautiful Scottish Island with some of the very best performers and educators working to guide, educate and inspire students of the Classical Guitar!

I am delighted to welcome you to the CGR website, have a look around, check out the Course, Teachers & Concerts sections and learn more about this unique event.

CGR 2016
 is packed with classes, lessons, chamber workshops, guitar orchestra, concerts and lectures.

Feel free to browse the Photos & Videos sections which will give you a great snapshot of what to expect at the CGR.

If you have any questions email or give me a call.

I look forward to seeing and hearing you in July!”

Director Matthew McAllister


Photo ~ Aisling Agnew

Location

The Island of Cumbrae is easily reached from the small town of Largs by making a short 10-minute ferry trip.


There are excellent transport connections to Largs from Glasgow. Largs is approximately one hour by road, rail, car or bus from Glasgow City Centre and 45 minutes from Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick airports.

Contact

Feel free to email or call if you want any more information about the Retreat.

Telephone
+44(0)7910 471 486
Email
matthewjmcallister@gmail.com

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Reviews

“As far as setting is concerned, Cumbrae’s Cathedral can most certainly be counted among the best that festivals worldwide have to offer.” 
Guy Traviss, Classical Guitar Magazine

“The retreat was truly a unique experience. The setting on this quaint little island with its lovely cathedral was unlike any other guitar gathering I have attended.” 
Janice Pena, Soundboard

CGR History

Aisling Agnew 
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016
Allan Neave
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016
Amadeus Guitar Duo
2012, 2014
Amanda Cook
2009, 2013, 2016
Ana Vidovic
2011
Antonio Rugolo
2013
David Russell
2010
Debs Fruscella Duo
2012
Gabriel Bianco
2014
Gabriel Guillen
2014
James Akers
2010
Jan Depreter
2015
Johannes Moller
2014
Kupinski Guitar Duo
2015
Matthew McAllister 
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Marcin Dylla
2012, 2015
Patrick Kearney
2016
Peter Stewart 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Rene Izquierdo
2016
Roland Dyens
2013
Uros Baric

2016
Vladislav Blaha
2014
Yvonne Zehner
2011, 2015