John Carty!

John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003.

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Comment by Dick Glasgow on January 25, 2013 at 6:09pm

Irish Tenor Banjo playing just doesn't get any better than this!

If you wonder why John Carty has always been my favourite Banjo, then this video should explain. I first saw him playing in London around this time, at a party, in front of Charlie Piggott & Barney McKenna.

Comment by Big Ed Dono on November 14, 2010 at 6:51pm
There have been a few Guesses at what song John & Band are playing, but I believe I solved it.... see below from Musicians & Bands....
Hey, I figured out the Actual first song John Carty & band are playing on the clip
It is Johnny Gorman's ... this is the fiddle tune he plays on the demo site on his site.

The ABC's :
X: 1
T: Johnny Gorman's
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
D3E G3A|B2 BA ~B3c|d2 ge dBBA|GEED EFGE|
DB,DE GFGA|B2 BA ~B3c|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g2 GE:|2 G2 g2 g3a||
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|GEED Eega|
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g3a:|2 [G6G,6] GE||

I used Melody Assistant and selected a Reed - Tenor Sax and it's the same.
.... Ed D

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