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Local music resources


Stu Williams teaches locally in the Castle Park Arts Centre, off Foundations Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6SE, covering several instruments, notably guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle.

Mike Giverin teaches mandolin. A professional musician for 10 years, touring with Jaywalkers and 4Square, he has run lots of workshops along the way, many locally in Manley Village Hall.

He is available for private lessions, Skype lessons and also runs a teaching website at


Kevin Shannon offers beginner-banjo tuition (although he lives in Bolton)

Nowadays there are various internet-enabled methods of learning an instrument but 1:1 tuition is certainly the best.


Stu Williams - Email: Tel: 01928 732 730

Mike Giverin - Email:

Kevin Shannon - Email: Tel: 07955 221 783

Playing resources

Locally, there are resources made available by club members to develop your playing with others.

Beryl England and Bryn Williams run a Saturday morning session in Alvanley, Frodsham, allowing members to play songs/tunes as a group and also on a solo-basis. Bryn provides tuition via song-sheets, tablature sheets and teaching CDs.

Contact Beryl: email

Andy Pipes is an accomplished clawhammer banjo-player. Along with his colleague, Dave Manwering, the 'Clawhammer Group' meet on the penultimate Wednesday of the month at 7.45 pm at Owley Wood Club, Weaverham *. All levels of playing welcomed.

Contact Andy: email

Dave Manwering runs an open mic at Owley Wood Club, Weaverham * on the second Wednesday of the month. There is some jamming but this is an opportunity to perform in an open mic setting, with mic and PA provided. Play solo or with others to a very supportive audience. Or just come and watch.


Contact Dave: email


* Owley Wood Recreation Club, Barrymore Road, Weaverham, Northwich, CW8 3LS.  

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