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‘The living curve’ – training underlying principles is the art of great performance

Training underlying principles Awareness Awareness has become a buzz word. Mindfulness is a serious subject of scientific study. Eastern philosophy has taught its application in life. Martial Artists train observation and response. And yet in the teaching of music why … Continue reading

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…as I was saying

I haven’t written a blog here since 2012. Three and a half years have flown past. I have been immersed in my work and family life and my attention to technology, including my website, has been minimal. However I have … Continue reading

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‘Sea Change’ launches at the Aldeburgh Festival

My voyage to commission a new repertoire for the guitar was launched on June 9th during the opening weekend at the Aldeburgh Festival. Read reviews of the concert here: Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Irish Times Having lived aboard ‘Concord’ on the … Continue reading

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Toward the Sea

        In Toward the Sea I have brought together some of England’s finest performers and composers to begin the creation of a new repertoire for guitar and guitar with voice. New music is at the heart of … Continue reading

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Video: On board ‘Concord’

James Boyd talks about Concord’s voyage and the search for financial support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW8jq-a2auU The music on the film is ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ by John Dowland (featured on my album ‘Shapes of Sleep’) The film was created and edited by Tom … Continue reading

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Stolen Years returns to the Thames Revival 2011

‘Stolen Years’ will take place at 1900 on Saturday 10th September on the Barge in the Central Basin at St Katherine Dock, London Run Time approx. 60 minutes Tickets £15. Book tickets here: http://www.thamesrevival.com/HTML/music.html

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Fundraising concert at “The Balcony”, Burnham Overy Staithe

The Balcony Theatre Stokers, Gong Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JG Tickets: £15 contact: tickets@jamesboyd.co.uk Wednesday 22nd June 7.30pm In 1937, East Coast journalist and artist Archie White commissioned the yacht Concord of Mersea from Harry King’s boatyard at Pin … Continue reading

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