Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 3 The U.K. and Beyond
Episode #17-03 | airing 1-18-17

This week we conclude our feature Fleet Fingers and examine fingerstyle guitar styles from the U.K. Like the American players these players borrow from the Blues but apply the techniques to traditional folksongs and tune accompaniment. We’ll hear Dan Ar Bras, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthr and more. Fingerstyle guitar for the UK and Beyond.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Dan Ar Bras / “The Sunny Bank” / Irish Reels, Jigs, Airs & Hornpipes for Fingerstyle Guitar / Shanachie
Ralph McTell / “Streets of London” / Best of British Folk / Castle
Davey Graham / “Medley: Lord Mayo & Lord Inchiquin” / The Complete Guitarist / Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
Daithi Sproule / “The House Carpenter” / A Heart Made of Glass / Green Linnet

Anne Briggs / “Blackwater Side” / A Collection / Topic
Bert Jansch / “Reynardine” / Rosemary Lane / Castle
John Renbourn / “The Hermit” / The Hermit / Castle
Dan Ar Bras / “The Fisherman’s Lilt” / Irish Jigs, Reels, Airs, & Hornpipes for Fingerstyle Guitar / Shanachie

Martin Simpson / “Swooping Molly” / True Stories / Topic
John Martyn / “Spencer the Rover” / Sunday’s Child / Island
Martin Carthy / “Scarborough Fair” / Martin Carthy / Topic
Dave Evans / “Insanity Rag” / Sad Pig Dance / Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop

Nick Drake / “Cello Song” / Five Leaves Left / Island
Richard Thompson / “Valerie” / Acoustic Classics / Beeswing
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He's been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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