The Irish Tenor Banjo
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Started by Michael Keyes Aug 27, 2012.
Here is one of three videos that I compiled from the banjo class at Irishfest. I will be writing an article soon on the experience but here is a look at his right hand and a few tips from the…Continue
Soldier's Joy --- was the first tune I ever learned, at the age of 4. I remember learning it on the piano. My father was away on a business trip, and I couldn't wait until he returned home the next day to play it for him. A very long time ago it seems...
Indeed Farquhar. Willie was surely the finest player of a Slow Air, to ever pick up a Bow, while Peerie Willie was without question, the most influential Guitar player of his generation, in Scotland.
Your clip from this 1991 fiddle work shop has brought back many happy memories. That was where I first met Gerry (having lived there for 5 years about that time). In this clip the main figures were the late Willy Hunter (fiddle) and the late 'Peerie' Willy Johnston) guitar.
A very young Gerry O'Connor, on Fiddle here, up in Shetland!
Hi Gerry O'Connor fans,
Does anyone know what kind of banjo Gerry played on his Complete Irish Tenor Banjo DVD? I have a 15" cello banjo pot with the same style tailpiece and would like to identify it. The tailpiece and pot were from a four string cello banjo. The neck and headstock hardware were destroyed by a repair person trying to straighten it so I don't know how long the neck should be. I'd love to learn more and have a new neck made. Ideas?
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