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FORTY IRISH TENOR BANJO SOLOS. WRITTEN IN NOTATION & TAB. COMPLETE WITH CD. COMPILED BY BILL SOMERVILLE.
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FORTY IRISH TENOR BANJO SOLOS. WRITTEN IN NOTATION & TAB. COMPLETE WITH CD. COMPILED BY BILL SOMERVILLE.

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CLIFFORD ESSEX MUSIC CO. LTD

The Home of the Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Kindred Instruments

Forty Irish Tenor Banjo Solos

compiled by

Bill Somerville

for Tenor Banjo tuned GDAE

Written in Notation and Tab

Complete with CD

 

Greetings to all tenor banjo players in the GDAE tuning, sometimes called Irish or Celtic banjo.

I have compiled and arranged 40 pieces of music covering Reels, Jigs, Slip Jigs, Hornpipes and Polkas which are eminently suitable for playing on this instrument.   As I also play the Highland Bagpipe, I have, where possible, attempted to include the doublings and other movements associated with this instrument, which I feel gives greater effect to how the tune sounds.   In saying this there is one movement – the ‘Birl’ which it is impossible to replicate on the banjo, but where I have included an effect to emulate it, the sound is good.

 

There are many of the tunes which could make use of ‘hammering on’ ‘pulling off’ or ‘slides’, but I feel that the player will find those places where such an effect can be used.   Likewise, I have not included any ‘double stopping’ or chords, which will depend on the players ability, but there are a number of places where these could be added.

The 40 tunes are a mixture of Scottish, Irish and Shetland tunes to give as broad a spectrum of the music as possible.  

The CD included with this album has all the tunes recorded at what is deemed to be the correct tempo for each type of piece – Jigs, Reels, etc.   However the player can decide at what tempo he can best perform.

There is a five second pause between the tracks, and if your CD player shows numbers against the titles, they refer to pages in the album, not the track on the CD.

 

CONTENTS

A.A. Gladstone (Edinburgh)

The Atholl Highlanders

The Boys of Bluehill

The Butterfly

The Circassian Circle

Cork Hill

Crossing the Minch

The Cuckoo’s Nest

Cutting Bracken

The Curlew

The De’il Amang the Tailors

Dennis Murphy’s Polka

The Derry Hornpipe

The Donegal Traveller

The Duke of Perth

The Earl’s Chair

Evan’s Slip

The Fairy Dance

Full Force

Hamilton House

High Level

The Humours of Whiskey

The Irish Washerwoman

Itchy Fingers

Jacky Tar

John Paterson’s Mare

Last Night’s Fun

The Liberton Pipe Band

Merryn’s Reel

Paddy’s Leather Breeks

The Piper of Drummond

The Rakes of Kildare

The Rothiemurchus Rant

The Seagull

The Showman’s Fancy

The Sound of Sleat

The Stool of Repentance

The Tenpenny Bit

Timor the Tartar

Toss the Feathers

A Must For All Irish Tenor Banjo Players

 Postage UK: FREE.   Elsewhere: £7.50 Airmail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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