Carol Walker is a gifted teacher, multi-instrumentalist, composer, stylist and professional performer. See her website musicladycarol.com for an idea of the range and richness of her talents.
To feature her new Concert Grand and the Standard Hourglass she acquired a few years ago, Carol has put together a traditional tune and a few songs from her research into the music of the Isle of Man, off the English coast.
It is not well known that Manx is a little explored branch of Celtic culture, alive and well on this small island. Carol's study and her upcoming book introduces Manx music to the larger musical world. These excerpts will tug at your heart.
For one of the songs, "Arrane Ghelbee", Carol restrings the Concert Grand as an AEA baritone. As you will hear, the Grand's intonation accurate and voice quality is wonderful in this alternative set-up (a feature made possible by the Bear Meadow's low action and precise fret placement).