I learned this tune from Cathy Barton Para at Midwest Banjo Camp earlier this year. I learned it in standard D tuning (aDAC#E) but somewhere along the way I started messing around with it in DD tuning (aDADE) instead, and I just kept playing it… Read More
This is a tune that came up a couple times when I was at Midwest Banjo Camp. I don’t know if it is a Canadian tune but I think many people, myself included, think it is – maybe because of this version by the late… Read More
I don’t know who Big John McNeil was or anything about the origin of the tune. I’m mostly familiar with it from listening to some Canadian fiddle music. Recently I stumbled across a clawhammer arrangement for this tune, so I’ve been re-familiarizing myself with it… Read More
Do you know the old time fiddle tune, Old Jake Gilley? Here are some interesting takes on it. First up is The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo… Now let’s speed things up a little with with Gene and Evo Bluestein… Dwight Diller liked this tune so well… Read More
One of the things I like about the tune Cumberland Gap is that there are so many ways to play it. Here’s a delightful version by Notorious.
Don’t worry, I’m here to help out. Here’s the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys doing a blistering version of Old Molly Hare….
Here are Joe Birchfield and Harold Hausenfluck, from back in 1991 I love this one – Terry SoRelle singing it and playing clawhammer Let’s go out with the Carolina Chocolate Drops doing a rousing singalong version
Head for the hills, it’s banjo practice time. Here’s me attempting to play a fiddle tune known as The Forky Deer, or Forked Deer (say fork-kid).
It’s pronounced Fork-id Deer or sometimes Forky Deer, and it’s one of my fave fiddle tunes. It’s one of the tunes I attempt to play on clawhammer banjo. Here are a couple nice performances of the tune. First up is the Berline, Crary and Hickman…… Read More
Don’t try this at home kids, and remember old time music is addictive and may be dangerous to your health.