If your under 17:
Not that I personally would have had an interest in entering, but wouldn't it have made more sense to open it to people of all ages, to generate more interest/buzz, or perhaps even make it televisable on that woeful UTV channel?
Hmmm half an hour of middle aged mid-life crisising frustrated noodlers going through the Steve Vai songbook? Yeah that's the kinda TV I want. Because that's what you'd get. Steve McQueen and Saxondale clones. Except without the charm and humour.
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Not that I personally would have had an interest in entering, but wouldn't it have made more sense to open it to people of all ages, to generate more interest/buzz, or perhaps even make it televisable on that woeful UTV channel?[/quote:66e9a3c05f]
It's for kids! This is a good thing. Don't be bitter.
The fact that it's for under 17 year olds means that granny/ma demographic will watch wee Jimmy from three streets over, not because they want to see his impressive guitar playing skills but because someone from Ballynabackarse of nowhere is one TV. UTV are master granny pleasers, and so it will stay.
any details on this ? - web site links and times for going to Marcus?
Its only open to under 17 year olds to give new young players a chance to showcase their talents. Also, its part of the RTE Young Peoples Autumn schedule and goes out in that time slot, the early evening.
Belfast auditions will take place in Marcus Music, 125 Royal Avenue on Thursday 23rd April from 4 - 7pm. For further details e-mail: email@example.com or phone +353 1 8641 444.
The web-site goes live on Wednesday 15th of April and you can download application forms and get info there. You can also upload a sample of your guitar playing ability. www.rte.ie/theguitar
The prize is a Rory Gallagher Tribute Fender Stratocaster, so its well worth the effort
Are you Irelandís next guitar rock star? Do you blow your friends away when you start to play? If so, RTE Young Peoples want you to take to the stage for a brand new series, 'The Guitar'.
Compete against up and coming players from all over Ireland to prove that you are worthy of winning an amazing custom-built guitar. Yes, you are playing for the chance to WIN Fenderís extraordinary Rory Gallagher Tribute Stratocaster!
If you think youíve got what it takes to step into the shoes of a master and let rip on a strat, we want to hear from you. Open auditions will take place throughout Ireland over the coming weeks.
Belfast auditions will be held in Marcus Music, 125 Royal Ave, BT1 1FF on Thursday 23rd April between 4 - 7 pm. Just bring your guitar!
Don't worry if you can't make the audition because you can still upload a sample video of your playing onto the website. The top 15 players will get the chance to showcase their talent on TV!
For more information and to get involved please get in touch. You must have parental consent and be aged 17 and under on the 1st October 2009.
Telephone: +353 1 8641444
Website: www.rte.ie/theguitar (Site goes live Wed 15th April)
If you follow the Belfast Telegraph link above you'll get to see Rory ripping it up on the Strat in question.
Its worth about 4 Grand so its well worth the effort