Complete Book Of Irish & Celtic Banjo

Complete Book Of Irish & Celtic Banjo
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An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, O'Carolan tunes, plus a special section of North American Celtic tunes. A generous collection of photos of Irish folk musicians, street scenes, and archaeological sites further enhances this fabulous book. All of the solos included here are written in 5-string banjo tablature only with a few tunes set in unusual banjo tunings. The appendices provide a sizable glossary and a wealth of information regarding soloists and groups playing Celtic music, Irish festivals, music publications, on-line computer resources, cultural organizations, and more. If you are serious about playing Celtic music on the 5-string banjo, or if you don't play the banjo but simply want to expand your knowledge of the Celtic music tradition-you owe yourself this book. The first-ever CD collection of Irish and Celtic music for 5-string banjo provides 68 lovely melodies and demonstrates revolutionary techniques for playing highly ornamented tunes and rolling back-up. Recorded in stereo with virtuosos Gabriel Donohue (steel- and nylon-string guitar and piano) and Robbie Walsh (bodhran- frame drum played with a stick), the five-string banjo is "out front" and plays through each melody in real-life tempo with authentic Celtic chordal and rhythmic backing. The recording features the music of all Six Celtic Nations and includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides, polkas, marches, country dances, larides, andros, slipjigs, strathspeys, airs and O'Carolan tunes. 35 songs in the book are not on the CD.


  • 6 Beat Laridenn
  • 8 Beat Laridenn
  • Alexander's Hornpipe
  • An Dro: Crios Bride Ceremony Tunes
  • Andrew Duffy's Jig
  • Anthony Payne Of Stratton
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Ballydesmond Polka
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Belfast Hornpipe, The (The Sweeps)
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Boys Of Ballysadare, The
  • Boys Of Bluehill, The
  • Braes Of Mar, The
  • Brian Boru's March
  • Bridget Battle's Hornpipe
  • Cameronian, The
  • Carolan's Draught
  • Cliffs Of Moher, The
  • Connaughtman's Rambles, The
  • Cronin's Hornpipe
  • Cuckoo's Nest, The
  • Cum Y Chenn Oanrey Cheh
  • Denis Murphy's
  • Devil's Dream (The De'il Amang The Tailors)
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Eunyssagh Vona
  • Far From Home
  • First Night In America, The
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Flowers Of Edinburgh, The
  • Foxhunter's Jig, The
  • Garry Owen
  • Gavotte De Skrignag
  • Hanging Out To Dry
  • Harvest Home
  • High Level Hornpipe, The
  • Highlander's Jig
  • Hughie Rory Mackinnon
  • Humours Of Ballyloughlin, The
  • Irish Washerwoman, The
  • Joe Cooley's Reel
  • June Apple
  • Kathleen's Homecoming
  • Kesh Jig
  • Kid On The Mountain
  • Kitty's Wedding
  • Leather Britches (Related To "Lord Macdonald's Reel)
  • Liverpool Hornpipe
  • Longford Collector, The
  • Mason's Apron, The
  • Men Of Wrexham's Hornpipe, The
  • Merry Blacksmith, The
  • Miss Johnson Of Pittworth
  • Miss McLeod's Reel
  • Morgaine's Hornpipe
  • Morrison's Jig
  • Mountain Road, The
  • Munster Buttermilk
  • Musical Priest, The
  • Nyth Y Gog (The Cuckoo's Nest)
  • Nyth Y Gwcw (The Cuckoo's Nest)
  • O'Carolan's Concerto
  • O'Keefe's Slide
  • Off To California
  • Onen Hag Oll
  • Out On The Ocean
  • Padraic O'Keefe's Slide (Denis Murphy's Slide)
  • Pen-Rhaw
  • Pigeon On The Gate
  • Planxty [George Brabazon]
  • Planxty [Irwin]
  • Red Haired Boy (The Little Beggarman)
  • Rickett's Hornpipe
  • Rights Of Man, The
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna, The
  • Sailor's Bonnet, The
  • Saint Anne's Reel
  • Salamanca, The
  • Sally Gardens
  • Scholar, The
  • Sean Ryan's Polka
  • Ships Are Sailing
  • Si Bheag Agus Si Mhor
  • Silver Spear, The
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Sporting Paddy
  • Star Of Munster, The
  • Swansea Horpipe, The
  • Tarbolton, The
  • Teetotaler's Fancy (Temperance Reel)
  • Traditional Strathspey No 7
  • Trip To The Cottage
  • Turkey In The Straw
  • Up Sligo
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Wind That Shakes The Barley, The
  • Witches, The


Product IDCOBS012888311
Composer/Artist/Author Tom Hanway
Instrumentation Banjo Solo
Publisher Bay (Mel) Publications Inc
Publisher Ref No 95759BCD
Grading Intermediate
Language Eng
Media Book & CD/Digital Version To Download
No of Pages184

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