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Not One but Another

by Andy Kirkham

A collection of heart warming songs and tunes accompanied by beautiful folk and African style guitar playing. This is gentle uplifting music with loverly guitar from Norfolk England.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Travelling Song (feat. Hugh Stanners & Dave Pullin)
3:37 $0.99
2. Call Me (feat. Henry Walker)
4:32 $0.99
3. Lammah Badah (feat. Jesse Barrett & Alex Patterson)
4:14 $0.99
4. Good but No Cigar (feat. Henry Walker & Dave Pullin)
4:53 $0.99
5. Little Shoes
4:43 $0.99
6. Ottro Pollo Verde
0:57 $0.99
7. Cat Bells
3:56 $0.99
8. Jarabi (feat. Henry Walker & Dave Pullin)
4:28 $0.99
9. Blind Alley (feat. Hugh Stanners)
1:59 $0.99
10. Pteraphyllum Scalore (Angel Fish)
2:24 $0.99
11. Sundown
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
This cd, from one of the U.K.'s finer guitar players, is a collection of original songs and tunes lovingly recorded by Paul Keeler at Sugati sound England and played entirely on guitar by Andy Kirkham.
This new album sees Andy delving into the personal, heartfelt and heart warming aspects of life without sacrificing his trademark languid rolling guitar style of playing. From songs for his loved ones, amusing observations of watching his children grow up, to songs of love and loss there is a maturity as he lyrically wears his heart on his sleeve.

The CD title itself alludes to the fact that there are many strings to his musical bow and Andy’s playing contains elements of bluesy, folksy finger picking with classical and African styles.

Amongst many fine moments the opening track ‘Travelling song’ reflects upon returning home and adventures with offbeat characters that have been met on the way. Continuing in a similar feel on ‘Call me’ he sings of his own strengths and weaknesses and how his outer beauty has now faded somewhat. Both songs are underpinned by his phenomenal playing suggesting that he is a natural heir to the likes of the sadly now departed Davy Graham, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.
‘Lammah Badah’ is an interpretation of a traditional Middle Eastern tune. Here the mood changes and darkens and the music transports us to a balmy Moroccan night filled with intrigue, mysticism and suspense. Andy is accompanied on this tune by adept percussionist Jesse Barrett from the band Mammal Hands and fiddle player Alex Patterson from Murphy’s Law.
Arguably one of his most touching songs, ‘Little Shoes’ is written for his daughter as she reaches her teens. Here Andy’s gentle and subtle guitar playing compliments the heartfelt melody and sometimes amusing lyrics.
Instrumental tunes such ‘Cat bells’ and ‘Angel fish’ highlight Andy’s fantastic and fluent ability as a classical player. ‘Cat bells’ explores contrasting gentle and dramatic soundscapes inspired by the range of hills in Cumbria of that name.
The West African traditional song ‘Jarabi’ is often played on a Kora and here it has been transported to the guitar while maintaining a hypnotic beauty to underpin the passionate singing and subject of the song. This piece highlights once again the depth of Andy’s talent in playing and combining classical, folk and African styles into a single piece.

Without a doubt this is Andy’s most personal album so far and his most eclectic, rounded, evocative and yet grounded offering to the world. As well as mixing his fluent playing with his innermost thoughts and feelings he looks back and forward, never maudlin, just contemplative and musing upon life and where it leads us and what it lands us. This is a beautifully played, thought provoking, contemplative yet heart-warming album.



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