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Edinburgh Guitar Night

Edinburgh Guitar Night

Thu 24 May 2018 19:00-22:00

Pleasance Cabaret Bar





The Edinburgh Guitar Night is a recurring event, showcasing some of the best guitar talent from the Edinburgh, Scotland and UK.





Graeme Stephen


Graeme Stephen was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and has been playing guitar since the age of 9. Today he leads and contributes to a multitude of musical projects in Scotland and overseas, playing a wide array of styles from free improvised jazz to Scottish folk. Stephen’s peerless improvisational skills and talent for composition make him one of Scotland’s most exciting and prodigious musical talents.


"Stephen's music speaks loudly of ambition, imagination, nous, and harmonic adventure yet teemed with the sort of tuneful realisation that swells the heart"

– Rob Adams, The Herald




DaveBeMac is an Edinburgh based percussive finger-style guitarist and composer. DaveBeMac predominantly uses a Lap-Tapping technique combined with a loop station to create a truly unique sound. Playing a range of his own compositions, DaveBeMac will easily captivate an audience with a combination of polyphonic harmonies and rhythms, either by luring them in with slow atmospheric numbers or slapping them in the face with full on funk dance tracks.


Jacopo Lazzaretti


Born in Rome in 1994, Jacopo Lazzaretti has been studying classical guitar for 11 years. During his studies, he has performed in many masterclasses with some of the worlds most well-known guitarists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Marcin Dylla, Pavel Steidl, Giulio Tampalini, Lorenzo Micheli, Carlo Marchione just to name a few. Jacopo has also won a number of prizes in national and international guitar competitions, including first prizes at the International Guitar Competition “I Musici di San Lorenzo” (2016), North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society Award (2016 and 2017) and International Istanbul Guitar Festival (2015).