Clive Carroll Guitar Recital Review

Guitar recitals don’t come along every day, but when they do they can be every bit as riveting as a more conventional genre.  Riveting was one adjective to describe Clive Carroll’s recital in the Goodison Hall, others could range from mesmerising to astounding and all would be true.  Carroll is an immensely gifted musician, a magnificent virtuoso guitarist and a fine creative spirit.  His personable and witty delivery in presenting his programmes gives a further dimension to his show and for College pupils seeking further inspiration for their guitar studies it doesn’t come much better than this.

His programme is eclectic ranging from his own compositions to arrangements of Ian Dury and the Blockheads with some Irish jigs and Renaissance music to add further flavour.  Prior to his recital he had already given a series of workshops to pupils in the afternoon, and what better way to emphasize his coaching then delivering a recital of true class to emphasise his advice.  The College is jolly lucky to have Clive as a visiting consultant, and we look forward to the next visit.

Philip  Dukes

Artistic Director

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