An evening of world class classical guitar this Friday (June 6) in the stunning surrounds of Woolhanger Manor with international artist Craig Ogden.

Join classical guitarist Craig Ogden at Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe, on Friday (June 6).Join classical guitarist Craig Ogden at Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe, on Friday (June 6).

EXCITING classical guitarist Craig Ogden will be playing a charity concert at Woolhanger Manor in Parracombe this Friday (June 6) from 7pm.

The Australian performer has been hailed as one of the most exciting artists of his generation and promises to bring a touch of musical zest to the exquisitely restored Music Room at the Manor.

His audience can expect everything from new guitar versions of popular classical pieces to Craig’s own compositions and Flamenco.

Craig studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of 13, later becoming the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

This is a fundraising event for North Devon charity Young Musicians Support, which provides financial and support to local school-age classical musicians who might otherwise not be able to further their studies.

Craig regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at the major London venues and collaborates with many of the UK’s top artists and ensembles.

He is currently Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music, Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music, Associate Artist of the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Director of the Dean and Chadlington Summer Music Festival.

Amid stunning views of Exmoor, the Woolahnger audience is invited to arrive a little earlier and enjoy the manor and grounds, with a full Spanish-themed buffet supper of tapas and non-alcoholic ‘sangria’ included in the £25 ticket price.

Tickets are available from Karen Hopper on 01271 850547 and it is free to under 19s.