Category: Guitar/Lute

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Guitar Collection
Nigel North, Historic Guitars, Maggie Cole, Virginals and fortepiano

Early music authority on early guitars and lutes, Nigel North performs music of each period on beautiful Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic period guitars with Maggie Cole-virginals and fortepiano. Four centuries of guitars and guitar music by Carulli, Sor, Giuliani, Visee, Mertz, Sanz, Mudarra, Milan, Narvaez & Corbetta. An ideal introduction to the world of the guitar as well as for the collector.
Bach Lute Music
Nigel North, Baroque Lute

The beauty of both Bach's music and the instrument for which they were written are fully revealed in Nigel North's fine performances.
Concord of Sweet Sounds
Lisa Beznosiuk, One keyed boxwood flute, 8 keyed ebony flute, Nigel North, 13 course lute, 6 string guitar

Masters of the Baroque Guitar
Barry Mason

Now What Is Love?
Glenda Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Barry Mason, lute, Baroque guitar & chitarrone

Barbara Strozzi - La virtuosissima cantatrice
Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts (DR) soprano, Suzie le Blanc (SLB) soprano, Mary Nichols (MN) alto, Kasia Elsner (KE) theorbo by Klaus Jokobsen, 1991, after Tieffenbrucker, John Toll (JT) harpsichord by Ransom, London, 1990, after 17th C Italian models

The extravagant and dramatic vocal music of 17th century Italian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi is an ideal vehicle for the talents of the virtuoso early music singers who make up Musica Secreta. A rare chance to hear an all-woman vocal group singing the music of a female Renaissance composer.

Amon Ra is the classical division of Saydisc Records and is devoted to authentic performances on original instruments or copies. The unifying feature of all the music in this double album is its calm and tranquil nature. There is still enormous variety within this narrow framework in terms of period of music, instrumentation and style.
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Staverton Bridge
Sam Richards - voice, whistle, field organ, percussion, Tish Stubbs - voice, field organ, percussion, Paul Wilson - voice, guitar, lute, banjo, percussion

This 1970s folk album borrows from many influences - medieval vocal harmonies, travellers song-style and the use of drums for song accompaniment. Three singers combine to produce an album at once innovative and political. Thirty years on and this album is just as relevant today.
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Romantic Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

The English Guitar Quartet play delightful and evocative arrangements of five famous Songs Without Words (Mendelssohn), three Chopin Mazurkas, the Notturno from Borodin's second string quartet and the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata. A gentle flowing sound which is well suited to both careful listening and as peaceful background music.
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Baroque Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

The graceful flowing lines of these well-loved baroque pieces are ideally suited to the sonorities and fine playing of The English Guitar Quartet. An album for either detailed listening or to play soothingly in the background.
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Spanish Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

What music could be more suited to the guitar than the fiery music of Spain! And who more suited to perform it than The English Guitar Quartet. Finesse and fire imbue
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
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The Sun Also Rises
Graham and Anne Hemingway

Reissue of a lovely sought-after 1970 British acid folk rarity from The Village Thing label master tapes of SAR's only album. The Sun Also Rises were a mystical, magical, hippie folk duo, Graham and Anne Hemingway from Cardiff, playing guitars, dulcimer, glockenspiel, vibes, bells, kazoo, percussion, and other instruments, joined throughout by label-mate John Turner on string bass. VERY much in the creative style and delivery of the Incredible String Band, with many similarities to Dr. Strangely Strange, COB, Comus, Forest and Tir Na Nog. Songs of wizards, dragons, death, love, dreams and suicide. Tripped-out, spellbinding, esoteric folk collages.
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An Acoustic Confusion
Steve Tilston

Here is the reissue of the 1971 debut album by the very fine British acoustic guitarist and songwriter Steve Tilston. The album includes solo guitar and vocal tracks, as well as group performances with The Village Thing labelmates Dave Evans and others. One can hear in this unique and original early work - much more clearly than in his later recordings - the echoes of Steve Tilston's mentors and contemporaries Bert Jansch,Wizz Jones, Nick Drake, Davey Graham, Donovan and many others. This release of "An Acoustic Confusion" is intended to bring this long lost album from undeserved obscurity to be appropriately recognized as an important piece of Britain's folk tapestry.
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The Complete 'Folker' and 'Frollicks' Albums + 5 bonus tracks
Fred Wedlock

Fred Wedlock has been and still is well-known in Bristol and the West Country for his humorous folk based performances. This double CD brings together the 2 seminal Village Thing albums from the early '70s + 5 bonus tracks from early Saydisc recordings. Double CD - Single CD price
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Magic Landscape
Hunt and Turner

Ian Hunt and John Turner first teamed-up in the late summer of 1970, the inevitable collaboration of two of the West Country's most sought-after session musicians. String bassist and guitarist Turner had just left the infamous Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra and Hunt, a wizard guitarist and song-writer who was already a ‘big-name' on the Bristol scene, was looking for a new vehicle for his talents.; Both had been spawned by the legendary Bristol Troubadour Club, which Turner had run for several years, and within months the new duo was pickingup fans and followers around the UK and in Europe. Touring the folk-clubs and Universities of Britain with a heady mixture of rag-time, self-penned lovesongs and good-time, 70s acoustic ballads, Hunt and Turner became one of the most popular duos of their era … and this Village Thing album, Magic Landscape, originally released in 1972, went straight to Number six in the Melody Maker folk charts.