Guitar weekend in Benslow 13-15 October 2023

UK guitarists! It’s here again…

Tired of practising on your own? Looking to improve your musical skills?

Join us in a guitar ensemble with a friendly group of like minded people in lovely surroundings!

More or less expertly held together by Gerald Garcia !

This year’s music will include:

Piazzolla: Muerte del Angel
Adios Nonino

Bach/Garcia: Prelude in B minor

Gerald Garcia: Spanish Ladies

Tchaikovsky arr.Alilović: Waltz of the Flowers

and more(?) to follow

You will receive music in advance, and there will be a performance on the Sunday followed by tea…

Full board and lodging is provided on site.

For info and booking, email:

Weekend Programme

The guitar ensemble rehearsal/tuition programme is determined by its director, but typically consists of sessions:

• After dinner on the Friday

• Saturday morning

• After tea on Saturday

• After dinner on Saturday

• Sunday morning

The period between lunch and tea on Saturday is free – you can explore the grounds, go into town, practise, play with other guitarists or singers or just rest.


On Saturday evening there will be an informal concert at which both singers and guitarists who wish to perform to the others may do so.

We aim to make no profit from these weekends so our prices for accommodation reflect the tariff of the venue. The prices for accommodation including all meals, tea and coffee will be updated soon.

Participant in a single room

Participant sharing a double or twin room

Non-participant sharing a double room

This is a special rate for a spouse or partner to accompany a guitarist or singer.

These rates do not include tuition/direction. Each guitarist is expected to pay Gerald

Bookings are to be accompanied by a deposit of at least £50 per person. This represents a commitment to pay the rest a few weeks before the weekend. If we do not accept your booking or do not provide the accommodation, then we shall return whatever you have paid.


Special requirements

If you have any special preferences for food or accommodation, then let us know when you book, and we shall do our best to satisfy them. There are some rooms suitable for people with limited mobility and the venue’s catering team will do their best to provide dishes to meet guests’ special requests if notified in advance.

(The small print here is that while we endeavour to meet special requirements, if these arise from medical conditions then we do not want to know about that and take no medical responsibility. Data protection regulations, we believe, permit us to hold the information that we need about you, but not about your health.