Posts Tagged ‘Fingerstyle’

Purbeck Musician at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

August 27th, 2015

Sounds about right!

 
 

Top festival that Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. A great place to test out some new acoustic fingerstyle arrangements. Many in the audience will be some of my good friends and it will be a joy to catch up with them.

 
 

I will be playing this Friday 28 Aug at 17:40 – 18:20 in the Long Barn. The festival is being held at a different location this year, so we will all be very interested to check out the new Purbeck Valley Farmhouse venue. Big up to Catherine Burke for all her hard work in organising everything.

 
 
Pete Christie playing is Friday 28 August

I knew Wickham Music Festival would be fun

August 15th, 2015

Hats off to Wickham

 

Record crowds, great line up, lovely audience and perfect weather!

 

Good to see some old friends – and make lots of new ones! Big Ta to The Alistair Goodwin Band for getting me on the bill…..

Pete Christie thanks the Wickham audience

 

 

Ask me what I like about Studland Music Festival

August 15th, 2015

Obviously the music…

 

The great location on The Isle of Purbeck, the vast array of beers, the huge audience…

 

…and getting to hang out with my great music friend, Jim Etherington. Pippa at The Bankes Arms invites us to play on the same bill just so we can catch up.

Jim Etherington and Pete Christie doing the sound check

 

Thomas Tripp new stage and sound system works

August 15th, 2015

Very impressed with the set up!

Easy sound system to work with, plenty of space, much better to engage with the audience from a proper stage and the lighting helps too.

 

Ali and Simon have certainly made The Thomas Tripp into a proper live music venue in Christchurch; plus I get to catch up with many of my loyal music mates.

enjoying the new stage and sound system

Performing in the BBC4 Songwriters Circle format

September 21st, 2013

A unique performance for the Joules Yard audience featuring three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters

 
A unique FREE performance for the Joules Yard audience featuring three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters

Westcountry Songwriters Circle is Pete Christie, Jinder and Nicky Swann; 3 independent British musicians from Dorset and South Devon, performing in the BBC4 Songwriters Circle format

 

All the performers on-stage together and take it in turns to perform their own songs, mostly accompanied by the others…”

 

An entertaining combination of Acoustic guitar, harmonies, melodies, singer songwriter songs, fingerstyle guitar and mandolin, with origins in folk, roots, ballads and blues.

 

“…It’s a great concept, works with beautiful informality, they are all not only wonderful musicians, but also highly entertaining raconteurs…”

 
 

 
 

Joules Yard & Eating House,
Rear of 53-55 High Street,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7AF

 

Next week Westcountry Songwriters Circle will be performing at Bournemouth Folk Club

 
by Pete Christie

Lunchtime music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

August 4th, 2013

‘Live Lunch’ is a Lunchtime acoustic music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

 

Pete Christie is always on tour with his handmade acoustic guitars

“…Original English songs ranging from Rock Folk ballads to Blues from a powerful singer songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist…”

Sun, 11 Aug 2013, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

FREE lunchtime music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

The idea is that the audience gets to enjoy live lunch sessions, where they can listen to live music whilst enjoying a delicious meal – homemade food at affordable prices.

 

 

Pete Christie – Live Lunch

Free music is in the Cafe from 12 noon to 2pm

Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

 

 

Salisbury Arts Centre make it their business to offer a diverse programme to appeal to varying tastes.

Based in the old St Edmund’s Church which has been thoughtfully converted to provide a number of flexible performance spaces.

@SalisburyArts on Twitter

Salisbury Arts Centre on Facebook

 
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UK Roots Movement Singer Songwriters at Folk On The Quay

June 20th, 2013

Part of UK Roots Movement – Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together as the Headline act at Harbour Lounge, part of the ‘Folk On The Quay’ festival

 

Folk On The Quay 2013 will be at various locations along Poole Quay, in Dorset, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013

 

Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant will be participating in this music festival at 9pm Saturday 29 June 2013. Pete Christie was asked to host and headline the Harbour Lounge event and thought what great fun it would be again to get fellow UK Roots Movement musicians; Alex Roberts and Andy Grant to along also; there will be plenty of fingerstyle guitar technique, guitars and singer songwriter folk and roots material that night!

 

 

UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant

 

This is a new festival brought together by Poole Tourism and Folk Dorset; Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, both of which are accomplished musicians and event organisers, who run the famous Bournemouth Folk Club and more recently started putting on the beautiful Purbeck Folk Festival. Pete Christie will be playing again this year at Purbeck Folk Festival on Saturday, August 24th, on the  Fire Stage, at 10pm.

 

Poole’s Folk On The Quay festival is a FREE event with top folk acts, world music and dancing. What a great location with fantastic views over the harbour!

 

The Saturday evening will have a street concert and 3 stages, ceilidh dances and lots of other attractions through the weekend with local pub landlords also hosting music along the Quay.

 

part of UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together at the 'Folk On The Quay' festival

 

by Pete Christie

In good company on the Luthier David Oddy website

May 27th, 2013

David Oddy is a Luthier master craftsman

 

I am very proud that I get to play a handmade sunburst Indian Rosewood Dreadnought David Oddy acoustic guitar everyday.

 

She is a thing of beauty; visually, ideally suited to my fingerstyle guitar technique and sounds sweet as a nut!

 

David Oddy and his son Nicholas have a new website and have kindly added me to their ‘Links to Our Friends’ page; I’m in good company with Show of Hands, Martyn Joseph, Flynn Cohen, John Williams, Mark Pidgeon, Ian Walker and Jamie Leigh Malin. Both Steve Knightley and Phil Beer in Show Of Hands are well known for their choice in David Oddy guitars, madolins, mandocello, a cuatro, parlour and other instrument requirements.

 
 

Pete Christie appears on the David Oddy website with fellow acoustic musicians

 
 

It was a great day back in 2004 when I headed down to Newton Abbot, Exeter, Devon, to meet David Oddy in his simple wooden workshop at the bottom of his garden. I have been writing some of my best songs on the David Oddy sunburst Dreadnought (S/No 0704374) ever since. It is such a beautiful guitar to play. In my opinion, when it  comes to the choice of custom versus mass-produced acoustic guitars, I go for custom every time.

 
 

Pete Christie close up on the David Oddy arrowhead headstock and inlaid with abalone signature

 
 

David Oddy arrowhead headstock and inlaid with abalone signature.

 

David Oddy has had a life-long passion for making acoustic instruments and is one of the best UK guitar-building talents.

 

Most of the acoustic guitars built by David Oddy are based on classic Martin shape and styles but David Oddy is well known for his own customisation of designs and features such as necks made from five-layer laminates of different woods, for greater neck strength and to enhance the aesthetics of the instrument. David Oddy mostly makes mandolins and guitars but has also turned his talent to making South American cuatros, violins, obscure 12-stringed Portuguese instruments and resonator guitars.

 

 

by Pete Christie

Playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

April 21st, 2013

Pete Christie songwriting and playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

Independent UK musicians perform at Fiveways Folk Club

February 11th, 2013

Pete Christie performing at Fiveways Folk Club

Fiveways is a new Folk club in Charminster, Bournemouth run by Mo, Ed & Karen to showcase popular local performers and for those who enjoy good music.

13th Feb is a club night I may take the Gurian guitar for this unplugged night.

 

acoustic guitar performance at Fiveways Folk Club

 

 

You can expect to hear a wide range music from traditional and contemporary folk, to celtic and singer/songwriter artists.

 

The Folk Club is in an upstairs function room and well away from the busy pub, with its own bar.

The Folk Club runs on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Doors open 7.30, Music starts at 8pm.

I was lucky enough to one of the musicians invited to the opening night at Fiveways Folk Club on 24 October 2012

“…Pete Christie, performing songs & melodies in his own unique style…”

Check out the Fiveways Folk Club Facebook for more details

Pete Christie on Fiveways Folk Club Facebook Timeline cover

Fiveways Folk

“…Pete Christie did a great set on our opening night. You can see him again combining styles from rock & folk ballards to blues He’s a unique fingerstyle guitarist & I’m looking forward to an amazing evening!…”