Course One - The Art of The Blues.  31st October  - 5th November 2020

This course will teach you everything you need to know to start playing The Blues. If you only know a few chords or songs or if you know more, you will learn the very basics of how to play Blues guitar and what gives it the authentic sound.

Over the 4 full days of workshops and group jams you will cover:

  • The Blues Scales

  • 12 Bar Blues Progressions

  • How To Improvise Easily

  • All Time Classic Blues Songs

  • Turnarounds and Intros

  • Opening Up The Fretboard

  • Great Stock Licks and Phrases

  • Playing In A Group

  • Understanding Music

  • Evening Sessions in the main house

  • Full board accom with delicious meals! 

This blues course will give you the skills to play really great sounding blues, guaranteed! 




Course Two, Folk and Roots Guitar.     7th November - 12th November

Come to Koumkinvi for a 5 day and night guitar workout in all things FOLK!!! The annual guitar retreat set in the wonderful region of Brittany, Northern France is a must for guitarists wanting to delve more into the worlds of folk and roots music. We expect near beginners to more advanced players to sign up, there's something in this inclusive course for everyone!


You'll receive lessons and workshops on subjects like DADGAD, Celtic guitar, Bluegrass, Fiddle-tunes, back up, all time classic folk songs and more. Take part in evening jams, see the local beauty spots on group excursions! Also as an added coup, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee and banjo supremo Dan Walsh will be giving a banjo course alongside the guitar retreat so expect some amazing group jams and sessions (and banjo jokes) during the week! 

  • 5 days of workshops, lessons and group jams

  • Classic folk songs broken down

  • Soloing ideas and techniques

  • DADGAD for traditional folk and songwriting

  • Accompaniment and dynamics

  • Celtic and Bluegrass fiddle tunes

  • The importance of tone

  • Evening Sessions and jams in the main house

  • Full board accommodation with local, often organic, delicious meals! 

This folk and roots course is fun, inclusive and low pressure, recommended for all levels of player.




You can also book onto both courses at a discounted price. Contact for details.

The days starts with a delicious continental breakfast, followed by the morning workshop, a relaxed lunch, the afternoon workshop then the evening meal as a group. Between workshops there's ample time to play alone or with friends, relax and also explore the local area if you choose. You can take part in guided walks, trips to local towns and visit typical French bistros. 


For more information see the schedule page! CLICK HERE

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