Competition : Win tickets to Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

The 2012 edition of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival strums into town in less than two weeks with more talented guitarists involved this year than you can shake a Fender Stratocaster at.

The ethereal tones of Iarla Ó'Lionáird, the mysterious musical maverick that is New York's Thomas Truax, an Irish debut from New Zealand's fantastical Tiny Ruins are just some of the awesome abilities on show over four days in west Cork.

Fortunately for you folks, The G-Man has some tickets to give away for not just one but two of these shows:
  • Friday 21st: Acoustic Forum featuring Rodney Branigan, Richard Gilewitz, Tiny Ruins and Steven Housden)
  • Saturday 22nd: Steve Cooney, Iarla O'Lionaird and Joe Csibi
To stand a chance of winning a pair of tickets to BOTH* these shows, all you have to do is send an email to containing :

- a subject of 'Clon Guitar Fest'
- your full name
- your mobile number
- your favourite ever guitarist and why

The winner will be announced on Monday, 17th September. Closing date is 11.59pm (or 23.59) on Sunday, 16th September.

*if the eventual winner can only make one of these shows please let me know so I can find the orphan tickets a good home

The string-bending, whammy-bar wailing extravaganza will also feature performances from Windings, John Blek & The Rats and West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, excellent Irish bands who figured prominently on the festival front during the Summer not to mention the awesome House of Cosy Cushions, who finish their Irish tour down in Clonakilty.

- Clonakilty International Guitar Festival takes place 20th-23rd September
- For more details visit

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