Martin Taylor played a star-studded concert for Prince William at Windsor Castle in advance of HRH announcing his engagement to Kate Middleton. The event which was also attended by Sir Michael Parkinson, Alan Titchmarsh and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes was held to raise awareness for the Child Bereavement Trust, of which Prince William recently became Royal Patron.
Check out this video of Martin Taylor Guitar Academy student Andrew Hobler where he talks about his experiences with MTGA.
Last week Martin was at Guitar Nation 2010 in London to promote the Martin Taylor Guitar Academy. While there he played a concert and met up with Steve Vai who said the following:
“Martin Taylor is a truly great guitarist” – Steve Vai
Here’s a little video from the show as well.
Martin Taylor talks with the wonderful celtic acoustic guitarist Tony McManus at this years Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville.
In a relatively short time Tony’s music has come to define a new role for the guitar in Celtic music. He has come to represent Celtic music in the guitar world, making regular appearances at guitar specific events where just a few years ago jigs and reels would be unheard of. He is an enthusiastic collaborator both as a leader and as a sideman having worked with, among many others Dougie McLean, Phil Cunningham, Mairi MacInnes, Liam O’Flynn, Martin Simpson, Kevin Burke, Alison Brown, Martyn Bennett, Natalie MacMaster, Patrick and Jacky Molard, Mairead n├¡ Mhoanaigh and Dermot Byrne, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, John Jorgenson, Jean Michel Veillon, Catriona Macdonald, Seikou Keita, Xos├® Manuel Budi├▒o, Ewen Vernal and Andy Irvine.
The full interview and footage is up at www.martintaylorguitar.com along with a host of other videos from the event.
At this years Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville Martin sat down with Thom Bresh (son of Merle Travis) to talk music, guitar and play a few numbers together. In their chat they cover everything from writing songs to coal mining in Scotland. Here is a little video taken from that day.