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Planxty Davis

I was recently asked to learn this fabulous O'Carolan tune by a guitar student of mine and I got to work on learning Nic Jones' arrangement from his fantastic album 'Penguin Eggs'. After a couple of days of playing around…

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Subscribers Group Guitar Lessons

I've been running a subscribers only group guitar lesson for a couple of months now. I'm really enjoying it! So far we have looked at Martin Carthy's arrangement of "The Trees They Do Grow High", Blind Boy Fullers "Weeping Willow"…

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Merry Days of Old

I had the pleasure of performing my first ever solo folk set for Ciaran Algar's Corona Collaborations Festival over the weekend. This was my second number (straight after my glorious debut on the kazoo).. I've been writing a solo album…

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The Sligo Maid

Here's my arrangement of a lovely little traditional reel from Ireland. I've been teaching this one on my folk guitar course at Cecil Sharp House in London. I recently purchased a new pickup for my Larivee D-05 which enables me…

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O Jerusalem

Here's a lovely old gospel song arranged by Martin Simpson. I've been teaching this recently on my guitar course at Cecil Sharp House, London for the English Folk Dance and Song Society. I do have the TAB for this…

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Heroes of St Valery

Hi Guys,

Here's a tune I'm currently teaching on my beginners folk guitar course at Cecil Sharp House, London for the EFDSS. I've loved this tune for years since first hearing it played by Martin Carthy on his British…

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I'm going on tour with Steve Harley

Very excited to tell you all I'll be going on tour with Steve Harley this spring! He's got a fantastic new album out 'Uncovered' which was recorded with Martin Simpson and I've been asked to fill his very big and…

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Old Tom of Oxford / Rochdale Coconut Dance

Two tunes I've been teaching recently at my guitar workshops for the English Folk Dance and Song Society. The first is an amalgamation of my own ideas and Martin Carthy's arrangement of 'Old Tom of Oxford' from his awesome Crown…

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Delta Blues Monday #29

Here's a great little Fred McDowell lick from his song 'Lord, I'm Going Down South'... its relatively simple so try to focus on getting a good feel and groove going on. 

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Delta Blues Monday #28

Here are the opening 4 bars to Willie Brown's master piece 'Mississippi Blues' - recorded on the LSF-59 library of congress LP. The intro features these great chord inversions and a lovely descending bass line make sure you check out…