Our aim is to offer world class acoustic music and tuition to the guitar enthusiast of any level. Whether you want a full guitar retreat experience for a few days or just join us for the concerts you will be most welcome.
For the guitarist wishing to attend the full tuition and workshops this event gives the perfect opportunity to escape to a secluded, coastal retreat to hang out with and learn from some of the UK’s finest players. The numbers will be limited to ensure the student will have plenty of contact time with the teachers. The exact nature of the tuition and workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of the student so if you are interested in attending the weekend please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your aspirations.
Why not bring the family? The surrounding areas of Abersoch, Porthmadog and Pwllheli are tourist towns and together with the local scenery, walks and attractions could make this a weekend to remember for you all. The festival concerts whilst included for the full students are ticketed separately so partners can join you for the evening events.
Main Venue - Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw
This imposing Grade II* Listed Victorian Gothic Mansion overlooks the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay in North West Wales. Close to the well known resort of Abersoch, it is difficult to imagine a more splendid location for a weekend guitar retreat. Llanbedrog beach with its soft sand and colourful beach huts is a short walk away - and a short walk in the opposite direction past the fine St Pedrog's church is the Glyn Y Weddw pub, both additional music venues during the weekend.
Glyn y Weddw Arms
Our associate venue where the Friday night Weekends Meet and Greet is held is a few minutes walk away from the Oriel. The Glyn y Weddw Pub is a well known local venue that has since the Festivals inception, been hosting our Weekenders night and catering for many of our visitors during their stay. Friendly Pub for all the family with great facilities and good pub food and drink.
The village of Llanbedrog is one of the key centres of the unique Llŷn Peninsula, a semi paradise tucked away beyond the mighty mountains of Snowdonia. It is especially renowned for its sheltered sandy beach (the most sheltered in North Wales) nestling under a steep rocky headland covered with picturesque heather and fringed by pine trees.
The breathtaking beauty of the approach road has probably been painted and photographed more often than any area in this peninsula of unforgettable scenery.
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