For several years now, we have admired the musical talents of Andy Webster. Originally from Scotland, he moved to Canada in 2005 and now lives in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley with his wife and four children. He has collaborated and shared his musical expertise with us over the years and currently teaches guitar to two of our nephews (on skype no less!). We are absolutely thrilled that he’s able to be with us in person at Camp this coming July!
Described as “one of his generation’s leading instrumentalists”, Andy is an accomplished player of most things fretted and an avid arranger of all things Celtic. His music has led him to stages in France, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Turkey, Russia, England, Wales, the USA and Canada. His powerful and varied guitar and bouzouki playing has backed many leading acts, including Dougie MacLean MBE and a number of JUNO award winners.
Coming from Scotland, Andy has played with a great number of the country’s leading Celtic musicians including: Phamie Gow, Martin O’Neill, Duncan Lyall and Julie Fowlis. He has also taught at many leading institutions such as the Isle of Skye’s Gaelic College, Seal Mor Ostaig.
As a resident of Canning, Nova Scotia, Andy runs ‘Webster’s Guitar Academy’ which is a school of music that offers lessons in everything from mandolin and classical guitar to online scores of Celtic tunes arranged for DADGAD guitar. In addition to his teaching, Andy is also a composer whose compositions have been selected for various compilation albums across Europe. You may have even heard them as they’ve seen much radio play worldwide.
We can’t wait to welcome Andy to Music Camp in July. It will be his first year teaching with us and with luck, it won’t be his last!!