Thursday, 2 May 2013

Andy Clarke

Andy's father was a folk singer way back in the 1960s. He took his son to many folk song clubs in his native Devon. Soon Andy discovered a passion for traditional song. Later he became involved in folk bands in and around Torbay.
In recent years Andy performs as a solo artist in clubs and on festivals all around the country. In addition to his solo work he collaborated with Jackie Oates & Steve Turner (The Eelgrinders) as the trio Wistmans Wood and he plays in the Mooncoin Ceilidh Band. He also plays as a Duo with Hurdy Gurdy player Steve Tyler.
Look at: http://www.myspace.com/stevetylerandyclarke
and http://www.myspace.com/andyclarke382 
and: http://www.flaxey-green.co.uk/AndyClarke.html 

I really love the way he plays his bouzouki.
article on his bouzouki: http://www.andymanson.co.uk/news/bouzouki_for_andy_clarke/

Here's a video together with Steve Tyler


Wreck off Scilly

Andy solo: Hunting the hare

Ruth & Andy Clarke - Da slocket light

2 comments:

Andy Clarke said...

Hi. Thanks for putting me in your collection.
The bouzouki in all the videos apart from the last one is a bubinga b/s Joe Foley.
The one in the final vid is my new Andy Manson. (One of if not the finest irish bouzouki I've ever heard/played/had the priveledge of owning)

Andy Clarke said...

Hi..I'm sorry I don't know your name. You may wish to include this clip I've just put up...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0TaqimyHL8

Also have you got James Fagan in your list? Here's a clip I recorded from him (Playing my bouzouki)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnJI8o8xO8Q