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Celtic/English inspired Guitarists

GUEST,Tunesmith 22 Dec 10 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 22 Dec 10 - 09:24 AM
theleveller 22 Dec 10 - 10:32 AM
GUEST 22 Dec 10 - 10:35 AM
Backwoodsman 22 Dec 10 - 10:44 AM
theleveller 22 Dec 10 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 22 Dec 10 - 01:58 PM
michaelr 22 Dec 10 - 02:47 PM
Suegorgeous 22 Dec 10 - 07:51 PM
Declan 23 Dec 10 - 03:16 AM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 23 Dec 10 - 05:55 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Dec 10 - 06:12 AM
Les in Chorlton 23 Dec 10 - 06:37 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 23 Dec 10 - 07:43 AM
theleveller 23 Dec 10 - 08:49 AM
Marje 23 Dec 10 - 11:22 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 23 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 23 Dec 10 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 23 Dec 10 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 23 Dec 10 - 01:28 PM
Declan 23 Dec 10 - 02:37 PM
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Subject: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 08:57 AM

I'm always on the look out for interesting Celtic/English inspired guitarists. Al Petteway is probably my current favourite. Any other recommendations?


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 09:24 AM

Me.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: theleveller
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 10:32 AM

Well, there's a hell of a lot of us in England, Scotland and Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 10:35 AM

Do a search for J.P. Cormier, Dave MacIsaac and Pius macIsaac from Cape Breton. Anna Massie and Tony McManus, Scotland are wicked good pickers too. here're some examples

JP Cormier

Dave MacIsaac

Pius MacIsaac

Tony McManus


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 10:44 AM

Possibly Britain's Finest

More English than Celtic, and a good banjo player too.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: theleveller
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 10:50 AM

Also, have a look at Ewan McLennan who was taught by the wonderful Mr Simpson

Ewan McLennan


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for those suggestions. Breton guitarist Soig Siberil is another player who I really rate. Here he is with the blessed Tony McManus.

Siberil and McManus


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 02:47 PM

El McMeen
William Coulter
Robin Bullock
Steve Baughman

Mostly Irish.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 07:51 PM

Any in Bristol? would love one!


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Declan
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 03:16 AM

Graham Dunne

Fully Irish!


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:55 AM

Probably the only one to totally reinvent the guitar as a sort of bodhran with strings was the late great Eric Roche. New York born , but brought up in Ireland - a veteran of many sessions.

The best guitarist I ever saw.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 06:12 AM

I am not enthused by the conflation of English with Celtic.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 06:37 AM

Me also but go on, go on, go on, go on, lets have a Celt row

L in C#
With clearly nothing better to do


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 07:43 AM

Well, many would say that Nic Jones is the greatest product of what we call generally celtic guitar. And, of couse, he - like Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Dave Evans etc - are all Engish!
Indeed, one could say that the London folk music scene of the early/mid-60s gave birth to the Celtic guitar phemonenon!


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: theleveller
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 08:49 AM

"I am not enthused by the conflation of English with Celtic."

The Celts occupied large areas of England, as well. In Yorkshire/Northumberland there were the Brigantes and Parisii. Coming from the area (East Yorkshire) of the latter, I count myself as partly celtic and reckon that I play Celtic-English music.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Marje
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 11:22 AM

But I can't resist pointing out that the Celts (i.e. the Gaels) didn't play guitars, and that the music played by the maestros listed above owes very little to the Gaelic tradition.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM

I very definitely would not call Martin Carthy a celtic guitar player. For many he defines the English folk guitar sound.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM

The "Gaelic Tradition" is on-going - or haven't you heard!


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 12:47 PM

Richard, clearly all these English/Celtic are interwoven. Take Martin Carthy, he was a major influence on Pierre Bensusan whose early recordings are clearly indentified as having a strong Celtic character.
Davy Graham invented "Dadgad" ( probably the most popular tuning for Celtic music on the guitar) and I'm sure he would have considered himself to be a Londoner (inspite of his Scottish, and other exotic, origins).


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 01:17 PM

Hinkley in Leicestershire....dead exotic that. Nothing compared to the romance of nearby Wigston, or Ibstock, mind you.

'But I can't resist pointing out that the Celts (i.e. the Gaels) didn't play guitars, and that the music played by the maestros listed above owes very little to the Gaelic tradition.'

So if you want to be a celt, stick to waving spears and knitting Aran umpers - everything else is a betrayal of your roots. Not really folk music at all......


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 01:28 PM

The "exotic" reference was a nod to his mother's South American heritage.


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Subject: RE: Celtic/English inspired Guitarists
From: Declan
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 02:37 PM

There are as many 'celtic' people who would object to being confused with English as there are the other way arouhnd.

The inability of people to have a discussion about their favourite guitarists without trying to rise a row is the main reason I stopped coming here for a long time and won't be back in a hurry.


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