UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival - Boxstock

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UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival - Boxstock

Postby Banjo Ant » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:57 am

Hi there,
Thought you guys might be into this.
The 3rd UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival is happening at Band on the Wall in Manchester on the 7th and 8th of September. Its being run by the Homegrown Music Collective (I'm a member) which is a not-for-profit group of instrument builders/players to encourage and enable people to build their own instruments - a useful thing in these financial times!
Born out of the cigar box guitar movement (see www.cigarboxnation.com for more on that...) the group has grown to involve any homemade instrument.
The festival itself is run over Friday evening and the whole of Saturday with a gig in the evening where the acts playing include Blackriver Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson, Mike Snowden, Dave Acari, Hollowbelly and Chickenbone John. On top of this, there are also playing workshops, cajon building workshops and last year's most popular workshop - 'build your own guitar for £12' - which you build yourself and take home.
Its a really fun event with a great atmosphere and full of friendly people. The website is www.homegrownmusiccollective.com if you wan any more information about it, or you can give me a shout.
all the best,
Banjo Ant
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