Early Irish-American Banjo (Book/CD)

Early Irish-American Banjo (Book/CD)

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Our Price: £14.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Banjo (BJO)
Catalogue #: MLB22173BCD
ISBN: 9780786683352


Here is the Lost Heritage of the Irish-American Banjo!

The Irish-style Tenor banjo has become immensely popular of late, yet the roots of Irish influence on American banjo music extends right back to the 1840s, when the legendary Joel Sweeney picked up a gourd banjo from Black American banjo players, and proceeded to perform 'jigs, reels and breakdowns'. Other Irish-Americans played a leading role in the development and popularity of the banjo in America, and Rob MacKillop has collected 27 of their finest pieces in this collection, the first of its kind.

Written in standard notation and TAB for 5-string banjo as well as Tenor Banjo. The Tenor Banjo arrangements are in two tunings: GDAE and CGDA and can be played with either a flat pick or fingerstyle.

The CD recording contains brilliant performances of all 27 pieces by Rob MacKillop, a leading performer of historical banjo music. Rob performs fingerstyle, with the flesh of his fingertips on gut strings, on a period-appropriate banjo, in the old American tuning.  This CD is a treasure in itself. 

Tunes included: St Patrick's Day; Rocky Road To Dublin; Savourneen Deelish; McCormick Party Reel, Sheridan's Hornpipe, Connaught Man's Rambles, and many others.

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
Blarney Jig
Bully For All (aka Paddy Go Down)
Connaught Man's Rambles
Cruiskeen Laun (full pitcher of whiskey)
Good Enough Irish Reel
Irish Jig
Irish Jig No.1
Irish Jig No.2
Irish Reel
Keep It Up Irish Reel
Mary McCarty Irish Reel
McCormick Party Reel
McGinley’s Reel
Mickey Malooney
Muldoon Irish Reel
Pat Malloy’s Jig
Rocky Road To Dublin
Rooney’s Favorite Irish
Sheridan's Hornpipe
Sprig of Shelalah
St. Patrick's Day
The Kilkenny Lads
The Wind Up Irish Reel

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 05/01/2013
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Author: Rob MacKillop

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