Saturday, 26 April 2008

Drisheen - Out on the Ocean - Jigs

Some Jigs played on flute and bouzouki

Pelle Fors

FredFrederic is playing a polska from Östergötland after a legendary fiddler named Pelle Fors (1815-1908).

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Two tunes on Irish Bouzouki

3chordrumachine (Sean Collins) plays two original songs called Chicken on a horses back and Walk home.Always good to have another zouk player on youtube. Keep up your good work, Sean.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Bulgarian Twist

Alan McGuire is playing a bulgarian twist on his bouzouki at the Cruiscin Lan, cavan Ireland 08/04/08. No more information available.

The girl I left behind

This is a song I heard on an album by Andy Irvine. The story of a man leaving his lover to earn money. In the meantime she marries another man. I vain he ships to America, where he meets a woman who treats him well. But he never forgets the girl he left behind.

I saw Andy performing that song live and tried to figure out his chords. Here it is. The tab is to be found here.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Elegwen on Bouzouki

Here's great singer and player. I don't know where he's from, but I like his playing and singing a lot.

The Little Drummer

The Drunken Priests of Donegal

Land of Shadows

Midsummer Day, The Tea Party (cover)

Friday, 4 April 2008

Andy Irvine - Rambling boys of pleasure / The blacksmith

Presented by dokmdk (who is he?) come two songs by Andy Irvine. He plays a mandolin tuned GDAD, so it is no problem to play it on a bouzouki. Fantastic playing. Good to watch and learn. I hope he gives us some more songs from Andy.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Folk Tunes from Northumberland

Forbesbell is a fantastic cittern player. Love to hear more from him.

First here's Boys of Blue Hill and Harvest Home

And here are: Redesdale Hornipe, Because he was a bonnie lad

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Fylde Custom made guitar-shaped bouzouki

This bouzouki (or call it cittern) is for sale at ebay.

Look here:

The seller is from Spain. His description:

Fylde custom made guitar-shaped bouzouki-cittern. 5 course, 66 cm scale. Cutaway. Made on a Fylde Alchemist body with some upgrades: Englemann spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, neck: 5 piece laminated mahogany, walnut and ash, ebony bridge and fingerboard, with pearl position markers, gold gotoh tuners. Bindings: walnut, with marquetry purfling lines on front.

Includes a Hiscox Liteflite hard case and a Headway FEQ pick-up.

The instrument is in "as new" condition with the exception of a few plectrum marks as it's been played a bit. The sound is really open, with a huge sustain, and very balanced bass and ringigng trebles.

Unfortunately I don't like guitar shaped bouzoukis a lot.

The old bush

I don't know anything about this zouk player. Fine playing, have a look.