Just a little nugget that might be of interest to some. Colin’s Pentangle post (“which one?”, ha ha) sent me off on a little YouTube journey of acoustic guitarists.
If anyone knows and loves Mike Oldfield’s Ommadawn album from 1975, here’s the original of that beautiful melody from side two (the bit with Paddy Moloney’ s Uillean pipes). This was an outtake from an album he did with his sister in 1968.
He was fifteen at the time. FIFTEEN. Can you imagine creating something like this at that age?
I’m still not fully convinced this is just one guitar. He has that Bert Jansch octopus style playing down pat. Have a listen and see what you think.