The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64462   Message #1108043
Posted By: GUEST,Henryp
03-Feb-04 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Planxty in concert
Subject: RE: Planxty in concert
It's wonderful to have them back! It sounds as though great expectations were fully realised. I wonder about these descriptions -
"with Andy on sparing guitar"
"Andy Irvine's mandolin and guitar".
Did Andy really play guitar? From his website;
"My instruments have been made for some years by Stefan Sobell in Northumberland in the North of England. I wanted a rounder, warmer sound and we came to the conclusion that a bigger body was the answer. Rather than have a very large tear drop shaped body, I opted for the guitar shape which is easier to hold. A pity in a way because people who do not know me think I'm playing a guitar."
Lots more interesting information to be found there!