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Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 6 by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Caprice no. 6 from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. He has a large write-up on his YouTube about his personal experience with the…

Adam Batstone Plays Assad & Bogdanović

Canadian guitarist Adam Batstone plays Mysterious Habitats & Unconscious in Brazil by Dušan Bogdanović (b.1955). This comes via his YouTube Channel. Guitar by Kamil Jaderny 2015. Video & sound by the amazing producer and guitarist Drew Henderson. Some great playing by…

New Release: An Idea by Brett Gunther

Brett Gunther – An IdeaAlbum Info & Sales (iTunes, Spotify, Google, et al): brettgunther.com Canadian guitarist Brett Gunther recently released a new album with sound production by Ralph Maier. Gunther is an excellent guitarist, educator, and organizer. He teaches at…

Canadiana by Emma Rush

Canadiana by Emma RushRecorded at Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, ON.  Produced and engineered by Kirk Starkey.  Art, photography, and design by Richard Talbot. Buy or listen at: Emma Rush or Amazon Canadian guitarist Emma Rush recently released a fantastic…

Michael Ibsen Plays Rodrigo, Assad, and Loch Lomond

Canadian guitarist Michael Ibsen plays Junto al Generalife by Joaquin Rodrigo, Dreams and Farewell by Sergio Assad, and The Bonnie Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond arranged by David Russell. These come via his YouTube channel with video work by the amazing…

Simon Farintosh Plays Rodrigo & Tedesco

Simon Farintosh plays Los Caprichos de Goya, op. 195 (No 12, “No Hubo Remedio”) by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) and Invocación y danza by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via Simon’s YouTube Channel with video and sound production by the amazing Drew…

Henderson-Kolk Duo Play Scarlatti Sonata K.12

The fantastic Canadian Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo (Drew Henderson & Michael Kolk) play their arrangement of Sonata in G minor, K.12/L.489 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). This comes via Henderson’s great YouTube channel. Here’s his YouTube blurb: “The affinity guitarists have for the keyboard music of Domenico Scarlatti has remained…

Duo Calixa Play Algodão doce by Celso Machado

Canadian flute and guitar ensemble Duo Calixa with Kelly Williamson (flute) and Mariette Stephenson (guitar) play Algodão doce by Celso Machado (b.1953). This comes via Stephenson’s YouTube channel. Machado is a Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. I…

Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne plays Canarios by Sanz on 3 guitars

Canadian guitarist Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne plays Canarios by Spanish Baroque composer Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710) at the Grand Guitar Salon over in Montreal, Québec, Canada. This comes via the Salon’s YouTube Channel with video and sound production by the amazing Drew Henderson. Three guitars are featured here: 1.…

Drew Henderson Plays Sonata in D minor by Cimarosa

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Sonata in D minor by Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801). This comes via his fantastic YouTube Channel. Drew is an amazing guitarist, recording engineer, and video producer. Great playing here with such a musical and clean approach.…

Europa by Adam Cicchillitti

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti plays his own composition Europa. This comes via his YouTube Channel. Here’s the YouTube blurb: “Europa is my first published composition for solo guitar. It was written for my darling wife Virginie Abat-Roy in 2015. The…

Review: De Cascia, Sylvia Model Classical Guitar

De Cascia, Sylvia Model Classical Guitar – I was pleased to get to review this instrument that is a mid-range guitar with lots of bells and whistles. De Cascia is a Montreal based company in connection with Grand Guitar Salon.…