October 2, 2020

Resources for Folky Fridays #24 – Borrowing bossa chords for Celtic backing guitar

How to borrow chords from bossa nova for Celtic guitar accompaniment Here are the chord shapes I mentioned in Folky Fridays episode number 24! They are […]
August 30, 2020
Why I love teaching guitar in Sheffield

Top 5 reasons I love being a guitar teacher in Sheffield

Top 5 reasons I love being a guitar teacher in Sheffield How I became a guitar tutor… I first began teaching the guitar when I was […]
June 19, 2020

Slieve Russell- Nye’s Against The Clock Arrangement from Folky Fridays #12

Slieve Russell Jig – Free Jazzy Fingerstyle Arrangement In Folky Fridays #12 (a weekly live stream on my Folk Friend Youtube channel) I attempted to write […]
June 12, 2020
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Nye’s Against The Clock Irish Fingerstyle Arrangement of The Kesh Jig from Folky Fridays #10

Nye’s Against The Clock Irish Fingerstyle Arrangement of The Kesh Jig from Folky Friday #10   In Folky Fridays #10 (my weekly Youtube livestream in which […]
May 8, 2020
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Learn Connaughtman’s Rambles – easy Irish jig with free guitar tablature

This is a short post to accompany Folky Fridays #7 in which I’ll be teaching you how to play an Irish jig in D ionian / […]
May 8, 2020

Free diagrams to help you play each “Greek” mode of the major scale on the guitar

Learn the modes on guitar Just a quick post this week- I made these diagrams a while ago for my students to use and thought I’d […]
May 2, 2020
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How to play like zen master Dennis Cahill- free Irish trad guitar lesson

This is just a brief post to accompany a tutorial I recently made for the Folk Friend Youtube channel, which you can visit here.   Here’s […]
April 30, 2020
Folk Friend Practice Diary: make guitar practice more productive!

Top Celtic / Irish guitar practice tips to make the corona virus lock down more productive

Practice tips In this time of corona virus induced housebound-ness, it can be difficult to keep yourself productive and motivated. Equally, with a few small changes […]
April 22, 2020
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V-Is : The most important progression in Celtic guitar, and how you can make yours more interesting!

How to use jazz chords for V – I s in Irish / Celtic guitar This blog contains the chord diagrams to accompany a video which […]