Artist interviews DADGAD Fingerstyle

Folk Friend presents : Writing fingerstyle in DADGAD with special guest Jordan Lively

A few months ago I released a book of fingerstyle arrangements and soon after I ran a competition, in which I encouraged viewers to submit their own. One of the entries was from Jordan Lively, and it was so good that I thought it would be interesting for other Folk Friend viewers to hear him talk about how he writes his Irish fingerstyle arrangements and some of the playing techniques he uses.

Jordan has very kindly provided a free tab for the arrangement of Whelan’s Old Sow:

If you want to find more of Jordan’s music, then check out his Facebook page:

Here you can watch Jordan’s duet with the fantastic harpist Catherine Magee:

Jordan has lessons with Tony McManus- I’ve linked some of his recordings below along with Michelle Mulcahy, the harpist whose tunes we talk about later in the clip.

Tony Mc Manus’ album The Makers Mark: 0

Suaimhneas album, by Michelle Mulcahy (source for the two tunes mentioned later in the clip):

In other news, I recently finished writing a complete Beginner’s Guide To Celtic DADGAD Accompaniment! You can find it here.

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