THE Guiting Music Festival returns on Friday, July 20-Sunday, July 29 with its line-up of world class, award-winning musicians.

Starting in 1970 as ‘Off the Beaten Track’, this quirky and intimate Festival, held in the quintessentially English village of Guiting Power has earned a reputation for bringing musicians of international acclaim to the Cotswolds.

Opening the festival are the Albion Quartet, featuring Tamsin Whaley-Cohen (violin) Emma Parker (violin) Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Nathanial Boyd (cello).

Back by popular demand are the jazz singer and pianist Liane Carroll who will perform on Sunday, July 22 with her husband Roger Carey (bass) and drummer Russel Field.

Also on Sunday is Kim Cypher, one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists with her Quintet.

“Swing from Paris” a gypsy jazz group.

One of the original talents of the keyboard in recent years, talented Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko, will take to the stage at the Festival on Thursday, July 26.

On Friday, July 27 audiences can see the winner of BBC Young Musician Jazz award 2014, Alexander Bone, saxophonist, pianist and composer.

The closing day on Sunday, July 29, will see performances from Aynsley Lister, acclaimed inspirational guitarist, Rebecca Downes, female vocalist of the year and Keith Thompson, virtuoso Blues and Rock guitarist.

The Festival’s indoor concerts are held in Guiting Power Village Hall and the two Sunday outdoor

concerts are held on the playing field next to the Village Hall.

There is no seating or shelter provided at the outdoor concerts so it is suggested that people bring their own seats and/or gazebos.

Food will be on sale.

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