Category: Evan Handyside

My New EP, The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass Friends, my new EP is out today, The Parting Glass. It’s a collection of 5 contemplative guitar pieces in the World/New Age genre. This one has more of a Celtic feel as the EP progresses. Links to streaming below: 👇🏻 1. Pale […]

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Halloween Theme (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Halloween As evidenced by this blog, I’m a huge fan of multi-instrumentalist composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. His music is synonymous with the world. He seems to capture at once the sound of Latin America, as well as distant cultures from all continents. For this interpretation of […]

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The Parting Glass | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Parting Glass The Parting Glass is a Scottish traditional song written in 1770. (However, evidence of this song has been found in manuscripts from the 1620s-1630’s.) This solo guitar arrangement is heavily inspired by the live a-capella versions of Loreena McKennitt and Hozier. The […]

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Casadh an Tsúgáin | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Casadh an Tsúgáin Sean-nós “in the old way” singing is unaccompanied, traditional Irish vocal music — usually performed in the Irish language. Of these singers, Iarla Ó Lionáird is definitely my favorite. His performances are emotive, and his intonation is masterful. The song, Casadh an […]

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Pale Mourner – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Pale Mourner ‘The light wraps you in its mortal flame. Abstracted pale mourner, standing that way against the old propellers of the twilight that revolves around you.’ Excerpt from The Light Wraps You – Pablo Neruda. I draw a lot of musical inspiration from the […]

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The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Goes to Jesus Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and exquisite piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene: The Apostle John, takes Mary to a better vantage point to possibly see, touch, […]

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A Wayfaring Stranger, an EP by Evan Handyside

The concept is based around, The Wayfaring Stranger, a well-known American folk and gospel song that originated in the early 19th century. The song is about a plaintive soul on the journey of life. The most popular variation is from Johnny Cash. In my humble […]

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1917: Wayfaring Stranger | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wayfaring Stranger The Wayfaring Stranger is a well-known American folk and gospel song that originating in the early 19th century. The song is about a plaintive soul on the journey of life. The most popular variation is from Johnny Cash. In my humble opinion, Jos […]

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Only Ghosts – Evan Handyside (Ambient, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Only Ghosts This song is also available on all streaming and music services including: Spotify and Apple I wrote and recorded Only Ghosts in 2016. At that point, I was in the infancy of my sound design implementation. I’m still learning, but I’m much better […]

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a love unreturned – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

a love unreturned When I write music, put my hands on the guitar to see what happens. After I get two or three notes, I execute what I hear in my head, and follow that thread until completion. It’s hard for me to get away […]

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Coventry Carol – Evan Handyside | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Coventry Carol The “Coventry Carol” is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. Loreena McKennitt’s version is my favorite and you can find my arrangement of her performance here. I love the sound of voices forming one single chord. My inspiration was various […]

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Evan Handyside (Holiday, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol — also known as Tidings of Comfort and Joy. It is one of the oldest carols, dating back to the 16th century. I was inspired by Loreena McKennitt’s ethereal […]

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