Some of the top names in classical and jazz music are coming to a Cotswolds village this summer.

The programme for the 2022 Guiting Music Festival has officially launched ahead of the nine-day event this July.

Award-winning jazz vocalist Stacey Kent and her quarter get things underway on Friday July 22.

Zoe Rahman makes her return to the festival on Saturday 23 before pianist Tom Seals and Jason Rebello take to the stage on Sunday, the latter joined by saxophonist Tim Garland.

Kathryn Tickell also makes her return to the festival, bringing her Northumbrian pipes with her on Monday July 25, before a performance by award-winning guitarist Alexandra Whittingham on Tuesday.

Wednesday 27 will see a concert raising money for the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief, with conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh and Fantasia Orchestra.

The Galliard Ensemble and the Scott Brothers take to the stage on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Saturday July 30 sees Leon McCawley, professor of piano at the Royal College, while Sunday is the festival’s Open Air Blues show featuring singer Jo Harman and Connor Selby, winner of the Young Artist of the Year award in the 2020/2021 UK Blues Awards.

The festival, in its 51st year, will also feature a selection of local seasonal food, and a range of wines, beers and soft drinks. 

All the performances will be held in a 220-seater marquee on the playing field behind the village hall.

Shows begin at 6.30pm each evening, with the two Sunday events starting at 12.30pm.

Tickets costs £28 for the evening performances, excluding the fundraising concert on the 27th, while tickets for the Sunday shows cost £25.

Tickets and further information can be found at

Guiting Music Festival line up

  • July 22 - Jazz singer Stacey Kent and her quartet
  • July 23 - Jazz pianist Zoe Rahman Quintet
  • July 24 - Jazz pianist Tom Seals Quartet, Jazz pianist Jason Rebello & saxophonist Tim Garland
  • July 25 - The Kathryn Tickell Trio. pipes, accordion and lyres
  • July 26 - Classical guitarist Alexandra Whittingham
  • July 27 - Conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh Fantasia Orchestra with violin soloist Alena Baeva
  • July 28 - Wind quintet The Galliard Ensemble
  • July 29 - The Scott Brothers, harmonium and piano
  • July 30 - Concert pianist Leon McCawley
  • July 31 - Blues singer Jo Harman’s quintet, Blues guitarist Connor Selby with his quintet