Favourite Banjo players!


Favourite Banjo players!

Which Banjo players, do members here feel, influence their own playing style more than any others?


I know we all have lists as long as your arm, but let's keep it simple ..... your Top Three please.

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Latest Activity: Feb 2

Who is the favourite Banjo Players Banjo Player ... today?

I'm just a little curious to know which of the well known Banjo players around today, are the most influential players of the here & now, amongst actual Banjo players.

So I thought if as many members here as possible, gave a short list of their top three, it might give us all some idea.

No need to list any more than three, as I'll only be using the first three names you mention, for the purposes of this wee survey.

Feel free to give reason if you like, but we'll probably guess why from your choices.

So, to kick the list off, here are the three players I would find myself listening to, more than any others.

1 John Carty
2 Angelina Carberry
3 Brian McGrath

I'll keep a list of our top three, over on the Banjo Players Group


P.S. Remember the results here only indicate the favourite players, not the best, because of course there is no such thing as a best player, despite what those competition runners might think! ;-)

Scoring 3 points for 1st choice, 2 for 2nd & 1 for 3rd, the results so far are:

1: Angelina Carberry (24)
John Carty (17)

3: Gerry O'Connor (14)

Barney McKenna (13)

Enda Scahill (12)

Kieran Hanrahan (8)
Darren Maloney (5)
Kevin Griffin (4)
Seamus Egan (4)
Christy Dunne (3)
Cathal Hayden (3)
Damien O'Kane (3)
Éamonn Coyne (3)
Des Kelliher (3)

Mick Moloney (3)

Gary Peterson (2)
Sean Wholihan (2)

Brian McGrath (2)
Mark Mohan (1)
Brona Graham (1)
Dave Cory (1)

John Byrne (1)
Colm O'Rua (1)

David McNevin (1)

Seán Óg McKenna (1)

Voters so far!

Dick Glasgow
Casey Thomaston
Will Thorne
Farquhar MacGregor
Paddy Dunne
Chris Youlden
Michael Walls
Diarmaid O'Kane
Alex Borwick
Sjoerd van Ravenzwaaij
Paul Maytan Jr
Gerard Lord
Billy Banjo
Tom Meehan
John Flynn
Jill McAuley
Daniel Burke
Andy Sugden
Padraig McKenna
Jack Crowley

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Comment by kevin sexton on February 2, 2014 at 10:52am

1 christy dunne

2 john carty

3 brona graham

Comment by robertmacneil on February 1, 2014 at 9:31pm

1. Angelina Carberry

2. Brian McGrath

3. John Carty

Comment by Marinie Toman on November 25, 2013 at 4:55pm

1. Dee O'Kane

2. David McNevin

3. Barney

Comment by Marinie Toman on November 25, 2013 at 4:45pm

Thomas is a good player alright, he's good craic too, i've played a lot of sessions with him.

Comment by Banjo Boy on November 25, 2013 at 3:37pm

1;Tomas Polland from Newcastle County Down i rate him the best in the country

2;Barney McKenna

3;Ryan McCourt from Belfast now living in Dublin

Comment by Jack Crowley on February 9, 2012 at 5:26am

1)John Carty

2)Mick Moloney

3)Kieran Hanrahan

Comment by Pádraig McKenna on January 27, 2012 at 3:20pm

1) Barney McKenna

2) Seán Óg McKenna

3) Brian McGrath

Comment by Andy Sugden on April 4, 2011 at 2:24pm

1)Barney McKenna

2)Angelina Carberry

3)John Carty

Comment by Daniel Burke on April 4, 2011 at 1:24pm
1) Kieran Hanrahan. 2) Enda Scahill. 3) Anjelina Carberry
Comment by Dick Glasgow on April 3, 2011 at 10:58am

I moved this over from our forum, so that more interested members might notice it. ;-)




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