Recorded in Liverpool throughout 2006/7. Etudes Old & New is a chronicle of sorts. It includes pieces from the Classical Guitar Repertoire that I would practice repeatedly to perform at both the Chester and Manchester Guitar Circles. It also includes some of my own original compositions, early attempts at developing my own voice for this, the most hypnotic of instruments.
I would like to dedicate these recordings first of all, to all of the people, from the supportive listeners to the performers both novice and accomplished alike, who attended these regular meetings. I would also like to dedicate it especially to Amanda, Molly and Arthur.
I hope you enjoy listening.
Barry Franklin Holt. September 2012.