G’day folks!! It has been a while since the last blog post hasn’t it?! That has got to have been the longest hiatus since I started writing the blog four or so years ago (I think we skipped July altogether)! Anyhoo, on with the show. Today’s hiatus-breaking post is a cracker for you with a prize or five up for grabs for some lucky reader from a fab Aussie guitarist. So read on….. UK-based Australian classical guitar whizz, Craig Ogden, has recently released his latest recording, ‘Craig Ogden and Friends’ for the UK’s Classic FM. And it is riding high at the top of the classical charts over there in UK too no less!
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Craig’s previous Classic FM albums; The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to number 1 in the UK classical chart. Craig’s latest CD ‘Craig Ogden and Friends’ released in June 2015 went straight to No. 1 in the classical chart (where I believe it still currently resides). It is a collection of beautiful tracks perfect for the summer months (and reminding of those summer months to come down here this way!!), consisting of a variety of pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers including Bach, Ravel and Albeniz, alongside modern pieces from the likes of Einaudi, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Craig has invited some of his very talented friends to perform with him. Not only are there solo guitar pieces, but string quintet tracks and some stunning duets with an array of different instruments and artists including Gareth Davies on flute, Natalie Clein on cello and Ji Liu on piano. Now the kind folks at Classic FM have offered readers of Classical Guitar n Stuff the chance to win one of five signed copies of the album!! Oooooh!! Exciting! For your chance to win a signed copy of this album, answer the question below; Who features with Craig on track No.2 of his new album, ‘Craig Ogden and Friends?’ A: Patricia Calnan B: Ji Lui C: Gareth Davies Email me your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and postal address for your chance to win. First five across the line win!! Competition closes Tuesday 11th August 2015 5pm AEST. And, as you know, I always like to leave you with a bit of music. So here’s a clip of Craig and his friends recording the new album – great playing and looks like they had good fun