This year, in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I got together for a Zoom call with the amazing American harpist Tiffany Schaefer from the Harp and Song Youtube channel (linked below). We came up with a wee duet of a tune called the Castle Jig and discussed different approaches to backing Irish tunes. There are loads of interesting ideas for guitarists to learn from harpists and hopefully lots of good tips for Celtic harp players here too, so enjoy the video and don’t forget to like and subscribe!
There is another part to this video, in which I show how I would pick chords for a reel called Far From Home, played by Tiffany. You can watch it here:
Tiffany also runs a very helpful community Facebook group for Celtic musicians: