CHARLES HEYKOOP

Artist, Musician and Composer, based in Falmouth, Cornwall


Links to other parts of this website:


Live performances

I am a traditional fingerstyle guitarist who became well-known in the nineties and noughties, when I performed all over Cornwall, composed some great guitar music, and recorded a number of CD's (see below).

I am based in Falmouth where I play regularly at the Budock Vean Hotel, one of the region's best-loved hotels.

I also play at weddings and other festive events. Please contact me if you are planning such an event and would like me to quote.

Finally, I am also an experienced guitar teacher. Please contact me if you are looking for guitar lessons .

CD's and MP3 downloads

The music on the CDs below is typical of the period and consists mainly of original tracks composed by me, the first five listed (Kaleidoscope, Walkabout, Vital Acoustix, Alice in Guitarland and At Home) being fingerstyle folk/jazz/ragtime/melodic based music - either solo pieces or double-tracked, with occasional tracks with mandolin, flute or percussion. The CD Moving Landscape was a collaboration with flamenco guitarist Jon Salfield in the 1990's as part of the Fusion Guitar Duo and the music is based around a blend of Latin rhythms, classical/fingerstyle harmony and melody with occasional flamenca style lead breaks. Life After Breakfast, bar one orignal track, is a solo CD played on Spanish guitar of cover versions of jazz standards, and classical Spanish and South American pieces, ragtime and Celtic folk tunes. There are two sample tracks per CD to listen to and all albums were studio recorded except At Home, which as the title suggests was recorded and edited at home by yours truly (in mono). Although the CD's were recorded some twenty years ago I can still supply copies (see below). MP3 downloads are available from iTunes and Amazon (first four CDs only).

Kaleidoscope


Recorded in 1994 by Kelly Pritchard at Turning World Production studios. All tracks original except for New Waltz and Magnetic Rag

Two tracks with mandolin played by Joe Hemming

Sample track Turning World

Sample track Windy Miller's Amazing Dream

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing


Walkabout

Recorded in 1995 at Turning World Production studios. All tracks original except for two Irish Reels. Four tracks with flute played by Melissa Harper and one with percussion by Simon Stanton

Sample track Chapelporth

Sample track Country Roll

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing


Vital Acoustix

Recorded in 1996 at Turning World Production studios. All tracks original except for one trad. folk medley

Two tracks with flute played by Melissa Harper

Sample track Autumn

Sample track Happy Hour

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing


Alice in Guitarland

Recorded in 2001 at the Bunker studio by Jess Carter. Partially re-recorded in 2003/4 at Turning World Production studios. All tracks original. Two tracks with percussion by Simon Stanton

Sample track Kaleidoscope 2

Sample track Wistful rag

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing


At Home

Recorded at home in 2006. All tracks original.

Sample track Funky Folk Test

Sample track Mellow Mix

CD's £8.00 + £2.50 postage & packing




Moving Landscape

Recorded in 1997 at Red C Music studio. All tracks original

Fusion Guitar Duo CD (Charles Heykoop and Jon Salfield)

Sample track Guajira

Sample track Caribbean Stroll

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing



Life after Breakfast

Recorded in 2000 at Turning World Production studios. One original track

Sample track The Girl from Ipanema

Sample track Dance no. 5

CD's £10.00 + £2.50 postage & packing