Guitarist available for Concerts, Weddings & Events
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ABOUT ME

Hi there, my name is Pete. I'm an Irish guitarist and composer living near the medieval city of Carcassonne in the south of France.

BIO

After getting side-tracked with an arts degree, I got down to the serious stuff whilst travelling and found myself playing for cash in bars around Australia, Asia, and Europe. Once back in Dublin I studied classical guitar for several years with the likes of Kevin Robinson and Allen Grundy, before heading off to the caves of Andalucia where I learnt flamenco from two of its doyens: José Ignacio Franco and El Carbonero.

In the years since I moved to Paris, founded a pop band—an intriguing foray into the world of magazine photo shoots, TV miming and festival green rooms—and played as one half of JP Guitar Duo.

GET IN TOUCH IF

a) You're looking for someone to play at your wedding, private party or corporate event in France or Northern Spain (I'm also happy to discuss travelling further afield). 

b) You'd like more info on intensive residential lessons in the French countryside.

c) You fancy learning more about our Guitar Retreats in the South of France.

MUSIC

Sample Setlist for Weddings & Events

 

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Add a unique touch to your day

WEDDINGS

Whatever music will make your day—be it the Beatles or Bach, a smattering of Jazz or a touch of Flamenco—I can tailor my repertoire to suit your needs. 

 

EVENTS

I've played everything from private apartment concerts and intimate marriage proposals, to big corporate events, radio and TV: no event is too big or small...

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

TESTIMONIALS

 

PHOTOS & PRESS

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Pete McGrane
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Pete McGrane
Château Canet
Château d'Agel
Pete McGrane Weddings South of France
Domaine Saint Hilaire
Castelnau des Fieumarcon
Château de Saint-Martory
Montagnac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Chateau de Pennautier
Château de Riveneuve
Pete Mc Grane - Wedding Guitarist
Pete Mc Grane - Wedding Guitarist
Soirée - Château St Pierre de Serjac
Axat Wine Tasting
Private Soirée - Pete McGrane
Guitar Festival Cauderbronde Aug'17 (21)
Pete McGrane musicien
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Pete McGrane & Jovanny Parvedy
Pete McGrane & Jovanny Parvedy
Pete McGrane & Jovanny Parvedy
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Late Late Show
France Culture
Goom Radio
Oxygen Festival
Pete McGrane & Liv Monaghan
Sunday Independent
Herald Today
The Times
Music Magazine
News of the World
Newspaper Article
Forbes Article
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Pete McGrane

You were frigging awesome! Every single person has commented about how amazing it was just to sit back in the sun, drink champagne and listen to your music. Thanks for taking extra time to learn 'Mahiri's Wedding'. It really made things extra personal for us. Hope to cross paths again; you made our day so special.

—  Mhairi and Darren Williams, Perigord Vert, Dordogne, 14/08/19

 
 

RETREATS

Join us for an unforgettable few days of campfire jams, picturesque vineyard walks, outdoor dining and one-to-one tuition.

Hammock Time
Practice Time
Tutorials with Pete
Alfresco lunch
Improve your guitar playing skills
Walk through the vines
Improve your Guitar Playing Skills
Guitar Workshop
Guitar Retreat - May 2016
Alfresco lunch
Idyllic setting
Professional Tuition
Nightly Jam Sessions

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for our next retreat's dates and fees.

TESTIMONIALS

Playing with other people is something I seldom do, and Pete's retreat reminded me how fun it is! I met wonderful people there. My personal highlight: Justin St Pierre's concert on the first night, a true inspiration. Oh, and I have to mention Felicia's delicious cooking.

Eric Bolo

Fin mai 2016, j’ai participé à une retraite musicale de 4 jours organisée par Pete dans sa grande et belle maison ancienne près de Carcassonne. Nous étions 5 guitaristes à participer à cette retraite avec des styles et des niveaux relativement différents. Le planning s’articulait entre des cours, donnés par Pete, en binôme le matin et individuel l’après-midi, l’objectif étant de pouvoir présenter les morceaux travaillés à l’ensemble du groupe en fin de retraite. Je ne peux que me réjouir du déroulement de cette retraite, tant pour l’accueil de Pete et de sa compagne, que pour la qualité des cours prodigués. Pete, guitariste virtuose, aime transmettre sa passion avec beaucoup de patience et de décontraction. Le fait de jouer, lors de cette retraite, avec d’autres guitaristes m’a permis de gagner en relâchement et en écoute… j’ai hâte que Pete en organise une nouvelle !!!

Eric Besnier

 

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