Chris Hopgood has been a professional guitarist, musician and teacher since the late 90's. He has been playing in bands since the age of 14 that have ranged in genres from Blues, Folk and Country to Punk, Rock and Jazz. Most notably as Lead Guitarist for successful young Folk Rock band 'Arlen' and Lead Mandolin and Banjo player for Dorset based 'Lady Winwoods Maggot', has played many gigs including support for Shane McGowan and the Popes, The Bad Shepards and The Bluehorses as well as festivals such Glastonbury, Larmer Tree and Boomtown to name a few. Chris now concentrates his efforts on playing acoustic music, largely exploring the depths of British and American Traditional folk music as well as writing his own material. As a solo performer he has played at many of the local folk clubs in dorset as well as Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and will be playing a slot at this years Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.