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Book a guitar masterclass with Justin Adams or Dave Randall

Bringing some rock n' roll to the festival, guitar heroes Justin Adam and Dave Randall will each hold an exclusive guitar workshop.

*You must bring an electric guitar and audio lead. Amplification through a PA will be provided courtesy of Baird Sound Systems

Saturday 1 September

Sahara Blues Guitar Master Class with Justin Adams

1.30 - 2.30 in the Garden Shop

The thriving Desert Blues sound of the Saharan peoples is the spiritual homeland of the blues. Here is a once in a lifetime chance to take part in a master class with one of the world’s most renowned guitarists, Justin Adams as he takes a quick break to be with you between a busy touring schedule with Robert Plant,

Justin produced Tinariwen's first and third albums which brought Saharan guitar music to the world. Performing at the first and third Festivals of the Desert in Mali. In 2000 he met Robert Plant, and quickly formed a bond over shared passions for Moroccan music, Delta Blues, and Bo Diddley.  Continuing his association with Saharan music he will also performed  in  France and Italy with Tuareg guitar legends Terakaft (whose last two albums he produced) and Afel Bocoum, Ali Farka Toure's former band leader.

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Sunday 2 September

Rock ‘N’ Sausage Roll Guitar Master Class with Dave Randall

1.30 - 2.30 in the Garden Shop

"I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the day. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out." - Jimi Hendrix

We are living in times of Political turmoil. Following up his talk on the Political Power of Music, Dave will empower a dozen of disciples to use their guitar to challenge and change the status quo (no pun intended).

Giving everyone that extra needed energy, sausage rolls (of the vegan kind) will be provided to cater for all rock n roll wanabes.

Dave Randall is a musician, writer and activist. He has contributed to Grammy Award winning albums by Dido and toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O'Connor, Emiliana Torrini and others. He has released his own critically acclaimed albums under the artist names Slovo and Randall, and composed music for screen and stage. His book Sound System: The Political Power of Music was recently shortlisted for the Bread & Roses prize for radical publishing.  To visit the site dedicated to Dave's work as a guitarist click here.

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