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Gordon Giltrap youtube

Gordon Giltrap recorded an excellent album in the seventies (1977) .  At the time, my memory tells me he was playing Flyde guitars, a guitar company that made a lot of unique instrument.  If you haven’t heard him and you like beautiful guitar playing I suggest you watch this youTube.  It’s called Mrs Singers Waltz, and I guess if ever a contemporary tune sounded romantic, this is it.  Complete with a couple waltzing.

I heard that Gordon had recently been playing guitar with the great Scottish guitarist martin Taylor… my mind boggled at the idea of these two guys teaming up.  Especially when they were both favourites of mine in their respective styles.

Being able to play great solo guitar for me is much more satisfying than playing guitar solos, bith are valid.  Although there are strings in this tune it would still stand up as a solo piece.  It’s a wonderful thing to watch all these players play after enjoying their music 30 years ago and they just get better, more musical and are a great inspiration to us all as we seek out our own musical personalities.

Gorgeous guitar playing

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