Folk songs are fun to play because a wide audience recognizes them, in the literal sense or by their atmosphere. Thus, I recorded a few Irish folk songs,
At the Brink of the White Rock is a song from the Blasket Islands, a presently unhabited (apart from tourists) archipelago at the west coast of Kerry, Ireland. Down by the Sally Gardens is a melody to a very contemplative poem by William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939). The Last Rose of Summer is a song setting of a poem by Thomas Moore (1779 –1852) that was known in the nineteenth century, witness the setting by Mauro Giuliani. Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór is a song about two elves that is attributed to Turlough O’Carolan. As a conclusion, The Lakes of Portchartrain is an Irish folk song from America that describes a lake in the vicinity of New Orleans.
(Arrangements of) well-known songs require careful attention as well. I guess it is even more necessary because everyone knows the tune and its tempo usually is singing-tempo, which may become pretty high on the guitar.
For recording, I used my faithful Tascam DR100. I did the mixing and reverb with Wavelab Light with Valhalla plugin.
😉 Do play only one song at a time!