This was my first time at the Acoustic Soundboard annual UK gathering, now in its 9th year and held in Halifax. Its roots are in Hebden Bridge, hence the moniker ‘HB’. This is a selection of photos that I took during the weekend. I had an absolutely wonderful time and was made to feel so welcome. If you enjoy good music and good people, I urge you to attend the gathering if you can. There were several luthiers showing their work, including Colin Symonds who built a guitar and raffled it off with the proceeds going to Prostate Cancer. That’s a glimpse into what kind of people you’ll meet in Halifax. 

You can read an interview with Colin on the Acoustic Soundboard Forum here: Interview

If you’re keen, head on over to the Soundboard forum and register for an account. All the info you need will be published there, but it’s generally held in September. 

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I spoke to a few attendees in my little hotel room and really enjoyed doing it. It’s such a relaxed environment and that really comes over in the recordings I think.

Martin Robertson

Martin Robertson

Cams2 October 20181 min read

Martin Robertson is the founder of the Acoustic Soundboard UK acoustic guitar forum and the organiser of the annual gatherings in Yorkshire. I attended the gathering for the first time…

Dave White

Dave White

Cams31 October 20181 min read

Dave White runs De Faoite Stringed Instruments where he builds guitars, ukuleles, bouzoukis and all manner of strings instruments. I caught up with him in Halifax at the 9th annual…

Andy Howell

Andy Howell

Cams4 December 20181 min read

It was so nice to catch up with Andy Howell after having known him online for many years. We talked about podcasts, guitars and music in our hotel in Halifax…

Performance Videos

Here is a selection of videos from the weekend, both Circle of Death and Plucky Dip performances.

Portrait of Cams wearing a SCGC Cap

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Cams Campbell

Cams is a guitar enthusiast living on the Isle of Arran in Scotland with his wife and two teenaged children. He has a fine collection of instruments and enjoys playing live around the island.