The Crescent is delighted to announce the fifth edition of the Belfast Guitar Night as we welcome to the stage the talented Will McNicol.
Having picked up his first guitar at the age of six, Will has gone on to become Guitarist Magazine's UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011) and one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 30 Great Guitarists Under 30 from around the world (2014). He holds Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship diplomas with Trinity College London in Classical Guitar Recital and has released four critically acclaimed albums of original material.
“At once soothing and uplifting...exceptional” — ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
Will has performed relentlessly throughout his career and has given concerts up and down the UK and abroad. Whether it be headlining his own solo shows, performing at festivals, or supporting world-renowned artists such as Pierre Bensusan, Clive Carroll, Jon Gomm, Martin Simpson and Mumford and Sons amongst others, his performances have been described as "beautifully flawless" and "magical" by the music press. Having toured, performed, workshopped and given masterclasses in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Zimbabwe and China, Will has also made appearances including multiple concerts and workshops at one of Africa's biggest music festivals - The Harare International Festival of Arts.
“flawless” — GUITARIST MAGAZINE
As a composer, Will's music is influenced by styles from all over the world, and has extended beyond just solo guitar composition. His orchestral works have been debuted by the UK's Ten Tors Orchestra and his guitar pieces have been used for various media projects including BBC Radio 4 documentaries. Will has been commissioned to write everything from incidental music for film and dance through to tuition pieces for beginners and has published three notation books to accompany his most recent albums.
“acoustic genius...a true guitar ninja” — GUITAR TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE
Also an in-demand tutor, Will has given workshops and masterclasses at festivals including The Ullapool Guitar Festival and has led the International Guitar Festival's esteemed Advanced Fingerstyle Course. He has worked alongside some of the finest guitar educators in workshop environments and most recently ran the London Guitar Summit's Contemporary Acoustic Course alongside the world-renowned acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione. Will has produced educational videos for MusicRadar's Acoustic Expo along with material for Imagine Publishing's Guitar for Beginner's series.
“one of the finest guitarists and composers on the scene today” — GORDON GILTRAP
We are delighted to welcome Will to The Crescent, so why not join us for this BYO music event.
Belfast Guitar Night is a regular feature on the The Crescent's event calendar. Each night showcases at least one international, acclaimed, guitarist from around the globe alongside local acts. For more information about Belfast Guitar Night's and keep up to date with all the last news follow their Facebook page.