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. TAB for 5-string banjo as well as Tenor Banjo. The Tenor Banjo arrangements are in two tunings: GDAE and CGDA. 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.
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Rob MacKillop is a performer, recording artist, record producer, composer and writer specializing in Scottish historical and contemporary music. He was recently awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship which allowed him to study Sufi oud music in Turkey and Morocco. He has recorded 6 CDs of historical Scottish music, three of which reached the Number One position in the Scottish Classical Music Chart (The Scotsman). After recording much of the historical Scottish lute and guitar music MacKillop is now performing new pieces written expecially for him by the major Scottish contemporary composers. He is Lecturer in Lute Studies and Performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Historical Musician in Residence at Madras College, and teaches privately in his home studio. MacKillop has also lectured on the Scottish lute and guitar at international seminars in Portugal and Germany, and as a performer has toured Japan and various European countries. His website contains essays on the lute and guitar in Scotland as well as publishing historical scores and arrangements:
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Description du livre Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2011. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P11078668335X