Frank Simon
The Plains
Co Roscommon

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Irish Guitar

While the guitar is often heard in a traditional Irish music session, it's role until relatively recent times was primarily one of accompaniment. Today the guitar as a melodic voice or lead instrument can be heard singing and swinging the music of many countries through the medium of jazz, bluegrass, latin, flamenco etc.

As a melodic voice in Irish Music however, it has not been so often heard or recorded.

I am indebted to generations of Irish Musicians, past and present for inspiring me to attempt to express our music through my chosen instrument - the guitar.

The Isles of Lough Key (Frank Simon) and Una Bhan (pronounced wawn,Trad Arr Frank Simon), see (Legend of Una Bhan) are also available from this site.