Having initially studied classical guitar at Napier University, Gordon Ferries went on to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), where he specialised in lute and early guitar music. He has since established himself as one of the UK’s leading exponents of the baroque guitar. Gordon has worked for both television and radio: arranging and performing music for
BBC Radio 4’s production of The Dreamer of the Calle de San Salvador, featuring on Scotland’s Music with Concerto Caledonia and appearing on BBC2 television. He has performed in venues and festivals across the UK and in Europe both as a soloist and in ensemble, appearing with The Scottish Ensemble, the Scottish Early Music Consort, the Edinburgh Quartet, Symphonie de Plaisirs, Fires of Love (with whom he has made two recordings for Delphian Records – Love and Reconquest: Music of Renaissance Spain and Chansons à Plaisir: Music from the time of Adrian le Roy) and with his Baroque ensemble Lord Rochester’s Monkey, as well as with John Kitchen, as an accompanist with Susan Hamilton, Frances Cooper and Lorna Anderson, and in duo with Rob MacKillop.
Gordon has released five solo recordings with Delphian, all critically acclaimed. He also played on the acclaimed album Spoils and the accompanying EP The Wyrd Meme by Scottish songwriter and guitarist Alasdair Roberts. Gordon has been awarded two grants from the Scottish Arts Council towards study at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, researching the baroque guitar; the fruits of this research appear on his recordings. Gordon is also much in demand as an educator and is involved in teaching young people and adults in many musical styles.