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May 2018

I've created a top-level website at It's a good reference place if you're not sure which of my 4 websites you are looking for!

I've moved my websites to another hosting provider following a really awful upgrade by the provider I've used for the last 18 years.

The Contact Forms are sometimes very slow to process once you press Send, but that apart, we're back in business at this website, the Workshop website, the Hago website and my Teaching website.

String of Pearls arr Derek Hasted

New Music for download!

Last Thursday, my Guitar Workshop celebrated its Pearl Anniversary - 30 years of ensemble music making in South East Hampshire!

I arranged the Glenn Miller version of "String of Pearls" for the occasion.


If you live too far away to drop into Workshop, you can purchase a copy as an electronic download - contains full score and parts. It's arranged for four guitars (or large ensemble) and it's accessible and fun to play.


Look for it in my Downloads page and click to buy the download...

April 2018

Workshop's 30th birthday

On April 26th, my Guitar Workshop met for the start of the Summer Term and to celebrate our Pearl Anniversary, with wine, cake and a new arrangement of "String of Pearls" (made famous by Glenn Miller).

For larger photos, pop across to the Workshop Website's Story Page

See the story below - we've been invited to play at the Southampton Music Festival closing concert on Sunday 22nd April - concert starts 7:30pm

Lisa, Gilly, Derek, Claire at Southampton Music Festival

It was a thrill to play "The Feather Theme" from Forrest Gump, and "Driftless" by John Goodin at today's Music Festival in Southampton.

It was a bigger thrill to win the "Music In Print" Cup for the best ensemble performance.

My thanks to Lisa, Gilly and Claire for a performance on flute, two guitars and double bass that the adjudicator described as "I really enjoyed your performance... there is a lovely feel in the playing and the combination of instruments is very pleasing. Lovely"

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Music for sale!

There's a new video on the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra YouTube page that showcases some of the HAGO arrangements that I have re-worked to suit a standard guitar quartet or large ensemble.


You can download any of the arrangements via this link on my site...


I've given a small facelift to my Guitar Workshop website ready for Workshop's 30th anniversary at the end of April