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Thread #88916   Message #1672151
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
18-Feb-06 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Celtic/British Guitar Favourite
Subject: Celtic/British Guitar Favourite
Recently, I was listening to a cd by classical guitarist David Russell (recognised as one of the greats in his field) where he plays British/Celtic folk tunes, and I was disappointed. The tunes were beautifully played of course, but somehow I was unmoved. For me, he didn't capture the spirit of the music. For a start, most of my favourite folk guitarists use some form of altered tuning in an attempt to better capture the essence of these melodies. Which guitarists/recordings do Mudcatters feel best captures the folk spirit on the guitar?