Thanks for sharing Bob.
Just beautiful Bob and a real inspiration to hear.
I am a relatively beginner player and I have a technique question. How do you get that beautiful sound that sort of rolls off the strings, for instance on the words "the high" at 0:03 in your recording. I don't know what to call that sound, I just know it makes the tune sound oh so much more scottish.
Marsha, thank-you. I think what you are hearing there is a little slide up from one fret to the next. You may hear something similar, where the words "for me" occur at 0:15. The slide is done by strumming the string once and, then without lifting your finger (or the noter) from the fret board, move your finger, or noter, to the next fret. It works in either direction. Up or down.
Sounds beautiful! I love it!
Thank-you all. This recording is actually a sound test of a new instrument that I just finished. More on that in a bit.
Bob you played this beautifully, the song is a classic.
Thoroughly enjoyable, Bob. I like some of the chords you use here. And you have a nice, relaxed style of play that nonetheless stays on beat.
Very nice Bob, truly a classic.