What about solo bouzouki artists?

What about solo bouzouki artists?

Solo bouzouki players. I can’t think of a single one, which is a shame because I’ve heard people play tunes on bouzouki and they sounded great alone. Do you all know of any artists/albums with good solo bouzouki playing?

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Gerald Trimble, perhaps? (I found these channels the other day when I was looking for Pumpherston Hornpipe):
https://www.youtube.com/user/hyksosmusic/search?query=gerald+trimblehttps://www.youtube.com/user/byobyobyo13/search?query=gerald+trimble
Andy Irvine plays some mean bouzouki/mandola (usually his own style of back-up, but there are melodic gems out there). Others who play the occasional tune include Mick Moloney (I think), Ron Kavana… even Alec Finn. The Scottish duo Findask also springs to mind (I think they did a set of hornpipes, if nothing else - but I can’t remember the name of the album).

Re: What about solo bouzouki artists?

Check out Roger Landes’ album Dragon Reels, which has a lot of bouzouki as a melody instrument.

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Come on, you guys, don’t be modest !
Ok then, there’s me…………….LOL……

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Luke Plumb is a great mandolin player and he recorded a wonderful solo CD (with James Mackintosh on percussion) called A Splendid Notion. He also plays the bouzouki, although not as a solo instrument. He backed the fiddler Simon Bradley on a record called Wintering Out (again with James Mackintosh). A good set of tunes.

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Re: What about solo bouzouki artists?

Ross Ainslie is best known for things with drones but is actually a top-notch player of pretty much anything with strings, including bouzouki.

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