Welcome to Scratch Electric Kernow


The final Scratch Electric Showcase at Penryn College on Friday 30 November has been postponed until late January 2019 at a venue to be decided. We regret having to take this decision but the show was technically complex with up to 30 guitarists due to take part and because of time constraints and extra equipment needed we don’t think we could have staged the show in the way we’d envisaged. We wish to thank Penryn College for their help and support in recent months.

We’ll notify all young musicians and their families once a new date and venue have been decided and aim to stage a special finale event that does justice to the amazing young musicians who have taken part in the project. We apologise to families who have made big efforts to get to the concert on the 30th and for any inconvenience caused.

Watch http://www.scratchelectric.com for further updates.


What is Scratch Electric

Scratch Electric Kernow (SEK) is a Cornwall wide electric guitar project with hubs in St Austell, Saltash, Falmouth, Camborne and on the Isles of Scilly. It takes place between October–November 2018. Each hub will host free workshops where young musicians will be able to work with professionals to create new original music, work on specially commissioned pieces, improve skills, link with other groups and perform as part of an electric guitar orchestra at live showcase events on stage in front of audiences.

The project is aimed at 10-25 year old musicians who can play electric guitar or bass – intermediate to advanced – not suitable for beginners. There will be five workshop sessions followed by a rehearsal and performance at one of the showcase events. Music inspired by Jimi Hendrix will be performed as well as specially created pieces by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and London composer Adrian Lee. Disabled and older musicians can take part too.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a group with support from professional musicians. The programme starts in October and runs through until late November 2018. You do not need to read music to take part. There will also be female only groups at Falmouth and St Austell. You can sign up to join a group and  find out further information here soon or visit the Scratch Electric facebook page. Watch this space!