The Troubadour's Music

The Gordon Giltrap Project - Troubadour

The Gordon Giltrap Project  Troubadour
In 2006, I met up with Gordon Giltrap, a guitarist I've had the utmost admiration for ever since I began playing; his name has become synonymous with guitar-playing excellence, is often talked about in almost reverential tones by those 'in the know' and has now become what the media often likes to refer to as a 'living legend'.

We got together to discuss a major venture for us both; the object was to publish all the guitar works he has composed over the last 40 years! After many months of planning, type-setting, correcting, alterations, obtaining licensing permission and lots of visits to Koo's coffee house (see website links page) for 'business meetings' over coffee and cakes, we finally got the first printed album out. A year down the line and we now have Volume 2 out which is called 'Vintage Giltrap' (see separate page for details).

Rather than produce these editions in chronological order, we thought it would be a good idea to begin with presenting all the music from one of Gordon's best-selling recordings, Troubadour, and that title gave us the idea of calling the publishing company
'The Troubadour's Music', which, over the next few years, will be publishing the rest of Gordon's compositions taken from his 30 albums plus any new works he comes up with in the meantime.

This first publication features some of Gordon Giltrap's best work and includes classics such as:

A Misunderstood Man
Rain in the Doorway
On Camber Sands
The Lord's Seat
Rainbow Kites
Who Knows Where Tomorrow Goes
Isabella's Wedding
Quest for Nonsuch
A Dublin Day; Down the River
The Picnic
Daisy Chain
Nursery Chimes
The Kerry Dancers

For the official book launch of Troubadour, Gordon gave a solo recital in Birmingham on Thursday the 12th of July at one of this countries largest music stores, Professional Music Technology - PMT for short.

The picture here shows ( left to right ) Hilary ( Gordon's wife, ) myself, Gordon, and Lesley ( my partner) at the book launch.

P.M.T. Birmingham
, voted "Best UK Retail Store" at the Music Industries Association Award ceremony in Nov 2006 is the UK's largest music Superstore.

Over 10,000 sq ft of guitar showroom featuring "THE WALL" a 150' by 20' wall of over 600 of the worlds best guitars!

To obtain a signed copy of Troubadour, which costs £12.99, please see my Purchasing instructions or contact me using the Contact page.

It is also available from Guitar CD's using the link below.
Buy Now!

updated: 10 years ago