Ed will explore the possibilities offered by this guitar tuning widely-used in accompanying Irish tunes by looking at different chord shapes, progressions and substitutions, rhythmic approaches for jigs and reels, and right-hand techniques both with and without the pick. Ed will be more than happy to answer any questions from participants during the session.
Ed Boyd has been a prominent guitarist in the UK and Irish traditional music world for over twenty years. He is a founding member of the much-revered Anglo-Irish quartet Flook since their inception in 1996. Ed is a long-term associate of the great Mancunian flautist Michael McGoldrick, he has played in highly-lauded Northern Irish singer Cara Dillon’s band for over a decade, and he was asked to join ace instrumental band Lúnasa in 2012. Ed has run a week-long guitar class in Cambridgeshire for the past two decades as well as shorter workshops at numerous festivals.
The workshop will be taught on the Zoom internet platform. Instructions for signing on will be sent to registrants in advance.