41. Irish Eyes

Carolan Guitar

Acoustic guitarist Steve Pinnock has been putting Carolan through its paces while producer Simon Paterson has been exploring how best to record its voice.

Steve and Simon

Based in Nottingham, Steve is an innovative acoustic guitarist, well known for his solo gigs (we can still remember him playing a stunning solo set in front of several thousand people at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall) as well as a founding member of swing-combo Mood Indigo. Steve, who was recently acclaimed by Acoustic legend Antonio Forcione, stretches the acoustic guitar beyond its conventional boundaries through an eye-watering array of playing techniques.

Simon is a musician, producer and also an educator working in the School of Music at the University of Nottingham. We met Simon a while ago back in post 31 when we interviewed Remi Harris and he raised the possibility of recording Carolan in the University’s wonderful Djanogly recital hall.

Steve drops Carolan to the unusual turning of DADGAE and begins with his composition Irish Eyes…

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