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Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Vol. 1: Ramble To Cashel
Genres: Blues, Folk, World Music, Rock
This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of passionate study and adaptation of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Companion rel... more »
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This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of passionate study and adaptation of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Companion release to Vestapol Video 13029 Ramble to Cashel. With: Martin Simpson, Steve Baughman, Pierre Bensusan, Duck Baker, Tom Long, Pat Kirtley and El McMeen, guitars.
fletcher C. Eddens | at home and at peace. | 03/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've just ordered again. I got an old pickin' blood his very own. With hope we can make some of the same notes as these here rambling cashellians do so professionally. Wish us luck.....but I will enjoy this cd for ever."
Outstanding Celtic Collection
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful album! Classical examples of Celtic guitar work played by some of the most notable performers at work. People like Martin Simpson, Duck Baker, Pierre Bensusan, etc., etc., etc. This style of music, born with the harp players of the Celtic musicians of the British Isles and Europe stands unshakably at the center of North American non-native folk music. So deeply rooted that we all, whatever our cultural background, have felt its influence in places that the itinerant musicians who brought it here never would have expected it to go.
Listening to this album, with its careful sonics is like a master lesson in the genre (there actually is a book, and a DVD as well, available for those who play as well as listen). It's a rare opportunity to compare approaches. From the subtle differences between Martin and Baughman (the latter hews a line closer to the original harp work) to the flashier, yet drier, playing of Bensusan this is an album of eye-openers.
I wish I had the time to play as well as these musicians, or had the repertoire this album represents. Having an album like this handy to ask as inspiration helps, though. Whether you are an old fan looking for something new to hear or a newcomer wondering what all the fuss is about this album represents an excellent bargain. Much recommended."