A weekend dedicated to the guitar takes place in York this October.
The two-day celebration, organised by city-based music store MOR Music, will see special events and performances for axe-grinders and instrument fans alike – all for free.
Former It Bites frontman Francis Dunnery and session guitarist Jamie Humphries will perform in-store at MOR Music’s shop on Fossgate on Saturday October 15.
On Sunday October 16, Clive Carroll performs an evening set as part of the regular Folk Club at the Black Swan on Peasholme Green.
Three events events will attempt to raise valuable funds for local charities across the weekend. A twelve-hour gig marathon with a wealth of York bands will take place at Fibbers, including confirmed sets by Morpheus Rising, …And the Hangnails and the Littlemores among others; while a two-day Guitar Fest will take place at the Red Lion on Merchantgate.
A treasure hunt will take place on Sunday; those who locate the whereabouts of the bounty could win a guitar in a prize draw. All proceeds from these three events will be shared among six charities; Snappy, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, St Leonard’s Hospice, the Blue Cross, York Against Cancer and the William Rhodes Appeal.
Lynne O’Dea of MOR Music hopes the weekend will become a regular event in York’s music calendar. “The events have begun to have a massive buzz about them already. We have people travelling to York for the weekend from all over.”
Further information about the Guitar Weekend can be obtained by visiting the event page on Facebook.