First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

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Stephen Kenyon
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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:24 pm

Sean Shibe wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Thanks Stephen :) Long time no see, btw, hope all is well!
Indeed it is a while. All reasonable round here. We had a visit from Ian (Watt) a while ago with a recital so the border is obviously porous ... :lol:
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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:26 pm

Good stuff, saw him in Nov - seemed well :)
what kind of strings do you use though

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by cgratham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi Sean,
Thanks for sharing the link and clips on your site. They sounds fabulous!! I'll definitely be buying the CD. So the label should be pleased with that ;-)

Cheers, Chris

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Mikkel » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:03 am

The clips on your website sound fantastic, honestly. Your playing is very refined. I look forward to hearing the rest of the cd. Congratulations!

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:38 am

First review in! Keith Bruce of The Herald:
THERE is a precision about the title of guitarist Sean Shibe's debut disc, on which the Edinburgh-born musician is captured solo in the splendid acoustic of Crichton Collegiate Church in Midlothian, which speaks eloquently of how the young player goes about his business. The set culminates in Britten's Nocturnal after John Dowland, which was written for Julian Bream, as were the other 20th century compositions by Walton, Arnold and Lennox Berkeley that Shibe plays. They are arranged on either side of three pieces for lute by Dowland himself, which Bream introduced to audiences at around the same time. Fancy, Fantasia and Fantasy are all present, so if that exercise sounds at all academic, think again. Everything here is rich in melody and Shibe is as articulate a virtuoso as Bream, communicating the precision of these intimate chamber pieces with real passion.

It also speaks volumes of an adventurous musician that, singularity of instrument aside, the album could hardly be further from the music Shibe played at the East Neuk Festival on the road to a week's run a the Edinburgh Fringe (SoftLOUD at The Space at Niddry Street, August 21 to 26). Both incarnations of his performing are unmissable.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents ... __Delphian_/
what kind of strings do you use though

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:58 am

My copy arrived couple of days ago - its astonishing ! Full appreciation will follow when I've sat still and listened through on a proper stereo...something I've not felt moved to do for ages.
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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:12 pm

And from the Sunday Times!
The most seductive of charmed sounds. His playing unites finesse and poetry, and beautifully suggests a continuity of idiom
Can't post full review as the ST will send angry emails to the CD label. Have a tweet instead:
https://twitter.com/seanstshibe/status/ ... 3837498373
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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Mickmac » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:58 pm

Great choice of repertoire for your album, Sean. And if the snippets you posted are anything to go by, stunningly rendered.

So delighted to see a young performer getting the chance to play really great pieces in their debut recording. Not a Romanza or RDLA in sight!

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm

3rd place in the uk specialist classical charts ;)
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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Gary Macleod » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 pm

Sean Shibe wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm
3rd place in the uk specialist classical charts ;)
Well done, still playing your Kwackell guitar ?

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Peskyendeavour » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:37 pm

Thanks Sean for the notification - clips sound amazing. Just bought the CD! Look forward to it's arrival.
(I hope to hear you play at EdFringe too. Hopefully go together with my friends - one is a professional cellist from Canada and his wife is a jazz pianist from Korea! We are all so looking forward to it!!!)

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:46 am

Gary Macleod wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Sean Shibe wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm
3rd place in the uk specialist classical charts ;)
Well done, still playing your Kwackell guitar ?
Yep I am, it's nearly 10 years old now... Unhurriedly experimenting with other things, but I've become quite fond of and used to it. Will I see you at the gigs next week? I open on the 21st!

Sean
what kind of strings do you use though

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am

Gary Macleod wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Sean Shibe wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm
3rd place in the uk specialist classical charts ;)
Well done, still playing your Kwackell guitar ?
Meant to say, Allan said he came across one of your pupils recently (perhaps at an RCS summer school thing?) and was stunned - I think he actually said they were the best player there. Well done!
what kind of strings do you use though

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Gary Macleod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:56 am

Sean Shibe wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am
Gary Macleod wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Sean Shibe wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm
3rd place in the uk specialist classical charts ;)
Well done, still playing your Kwackell guitar ?
Meant to say, Allan said he came across one of your pupils recently (perhaps at an RCS summer school thing?) and was stunned - I think he actually said they were the best player there. Well done!
Thanks Sean, yes she's very hard working and determined to study at the conservatoire. Will try and get to gig, back at work and very busy but will try my best.

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Re: First solo album release date (free Walton v. preview)

Post by Sean Shibe » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:34 pm

Gary Macleod wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:56 am
Sean Shibe wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am
Gary Macleod wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 pm


Well done, still playing your Kwackell guitar ?
Meant to say, Allan said he came across one of your pupils recently (perhaps at an RCS summer school thing?) and was stunned - I think he actually said they were the best player there. Well done!
Thanks Sean, yes she's very hard working and determined to study at the conservatoire. Will try and get to gig, back at work and very busy but will try my best.
Nice, hope to see her play sometime soon. 21-26 August, say hi after and let's grab a pint :)
what kind of strings do you use though

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