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El McMeen | The Lea Rig

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The Lea Rig

by El McMeen

Soulful and sprightly renditions of Celtic, pop and original tunes on fingerstyle guitar, with accompaniment on several tracks by inspired musicians on tinwhistle, fiddle and second guitar. "Beguiling and flawless guitar technique" - Minor7th webzine
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Carolan's Concerto
2:06 album only
2. The Shearing's Not for You/Bogie's Bonny Belle
2:55 album only
3. Sad Eyes
4:00 album only
4. West Virginia Moon
4:14 album only
5. Here Comes the Sun
2:55 album only
6. The Mist-covered Mountains of Home
2:48 album only
7. Stop, in the Name of Love
3:22 album only
8. Bridget Cruise, 3d Air
3:11 album only
9. Carolan's Receipt/Morgan Magan
3:29 album only
10. High Ground
3:41 album only
11. The Lea Rig
4:31 album only
12. Mo Giolla Mear
2:41 album only
13. George Brabazon, 2d Air
3:10 album only
14. Medicine Bow
3:43 album only
15. Ashokan Farewell
2:59 album only
16. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
1:28 album only


Album Notes
Editorial Reviews of The Lea Rig:

chiffandfipple.com (Dale Wisely)
[The Lea Rig]sets a new standard for acoustic guitar... This CD is a triumph and a must-have.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine,October 2001
[McMeen is].. the "King of CGDGAD tuning" ...easily definable McMeen sound and tasteful additional flavoring

DIRTY LINEN, Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002
A quiet, lovely collection of largely Irish and Scottish instrumentals [by] a gifted stylist

RAMBLES.NET, December 21, 2001, by Veema Kysac
[McMeen has] stunning ability...close your eyes and feel the vibrancy of every note.


El's music is characterized by lyrical beauty and a sensitivity to melodic phrases enhanced with tasteful arpeggios, cross-picking, and walking bass lines, and his uptempo pieces evidence energy and pulse. His artistry has been praised by numerous publications, including Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Guitar Player Magazine. El's music has been hailed by critics as "stirring ... unbridled acoustic beauty" and "drop-dead gorgeous" (Guitar Player Magazine) and as a "treasure" (Dirty Linen Magazine).



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