Fees & Booking

Classical Guitar Retreat has a limited number of spaces. This is to ensure an excellent ratio of teachers to students and to allow for space within the programme to tailor the course to the needs of each individual participant. The level of contact with the teachers and performers coupled with the attention offered to every participant makes CGR one of the most valuable and rewarding musical experiences for the keen and committed Classical Guitar Student.

The 2018 CGR begins on Wednesday 4th and ends on Monday 9th July. 
Registration takes place between 10am and 12noon when there is a welcome talk ahead of lunch and classes beginning at 2pm.

£700 Full Board / Residential (Non Sharing)

**Sold Out**

£640 Full Board / Residential (Sharing)

**Sold Out**

£450 Non Residential



Paying by Cheque or Bank Transfer is possible. Email for details. 

All concert tickets are included in the course fee and ensure preferential seating for course participants. Full board entitles students to a full breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of their stay, the food is all freshly prepared on site and served in the college refectory.

Don’t panic if the rooms at the Cathedral are sold out!!

In addition to the rooms at the cathedral the Island of Cumbrae has many other excellent options for accommodation most of which are within a 5 to 15 minute walk from the Cathedral.
Non Residential Participants are encouraged to book their accommodation as early as possible as there can be high demand for rooms on the island during the summer season.
Every year of the CGR there have been many Non Residential students who have found excellent accommodation elsewhere on the island. CGR has established an good relationship with the various Bed & Breakfast's, Guest Houses, Hotel, Hostel and Camp-Site on the island.
Further information on the various types of external accommodation is available on request via email. The Island of Cumbrae is small and many of these alternative accommodation options are very close between a 5 and 15 minute walk away from the Cathedral.
It is possible to take Lunch and Dinner in the Cathedral Refectory even if your accommodation is elsewhere on the island, please email or phone for more details.

Course Withdrawals
With regard to withdrawals from the course, these can be made in writing (email is fine) no later than 4 months before the course start date to ensure receipt of a course fee refund minus a small charge to cover Paypal /Admin Fees.

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, 2017
Allan Neave
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016, 2017
Amadeus Guitar Duo
2012, 2014, 2017
Amanda Cook
2009, 2013, 2016
Ana Vidovic
2011
Antonio Rugolo
2013
Bardic Trio
2016, 2017 
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, 2017
Marcin Dylla
2012, 2015
Patrick Kearney
2016
Peter Stewart 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rene Izquierdo
2016
Roland Dyens
2013
Uros Baric

2016, 2017
Vladislav Blaha
2014
Yvonne Zehner
2011, 2015