Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Vol. 1: Ramble to Cashel

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Vol. 1: Ramble to Cashel

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This disc is the first in a two-volume survey of modern fingerstyle (as opposed to flatpicking) guitarists who specialize in arrangements of traditional Irish and Scots tunes; for each disc, there is a companion videotape of the same title available separately. The videotape includes complete notation of all the arrangements in tablature and traditional notation.

Overview

This disc is the first in a two-volume survey of modern fingerstyle (as opposed to flatpicking) guitarists who specialize in arrangements of traditional Irish and Scots tunes; for each disc, there is a companion videotape of the same title available separately. The videotape includes complete notation of all the arrangements in tablature and traditional notation. Volume 1 is perhaps the more consistently satisfying of the two discs, but that may be an illusion based on the appearance at the very beginning of three unbelievably sumptuous performances by uber-guitarist Martin Simpson. His medley of "Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms" and "Waters of Tyne" is one of the loveliest things ever committed to tape. Steve Baughman, who takes a funkier approach on "Bony Crossing the Alps," isn't far behind him. The legendary French guitarist Pierre Bensusan has lots of fun with "Merrily Kiss the Quaker," but his style is a bit more clattery than the others. El McMeen should get a medal for making "Danny Boy" sound fresh. Aficionados will wonder at the omissions from these collections (where's Dick Gaughan? Bert Jansch? John Renbourn?), but they're still essential listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/1998
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661315624
catalogNumber:
3156

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

McMeen   Track Performer
Pierre Bensusan   Track Performer
Duck Baker   Track Performer
Martin Simpson   Track Performer
Steve Baughman   Track Performer
Pat Kirtley   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Stefan Grossman   Producer
McMeen   Contributor
Pierre Bensusan   Contributor
Duck Baker   Contributor,Liner Notes
Martin Simpson   Contributor
Steve Baughman   Contributor
Pat Kirtley   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Tom Long   Contributor
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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