Posted by iSteve on Thursday, February 23, 2012
Well, it looks like I will be getting a new banjo afterall - "new" as in "new" to me. Because of my ad on the Classified, I was contacted by a member of the BHO who has a year-old Deering Goodtime Classic Special. We are working out details, but I should have my banjo in the next 2-4 weeks. Needless to say, I am soooo excited! Soon, I'll be a "real" banjo-owning, banjo-playing member of the BHO.
In a related matter, I love celtic music. One of my favorite music shows is a podcast on iTunes called The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. It's hosted by celtic musician, Marc Gunn. He does a great job of hosting. Not too much talking and lots of wonder celtic music. After realizing that I will soon be a banjo-owner, last night I ordered two books from Amazon: 1) Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo and 2) Mel Bay present Celtic Tune Encyclopedia for 5-string Banjo. They should be here early next week. While I don't see myself playing celtic music exclusively on my banjo, I do want to focus on it some. I love old time and bluegrass, but I really love celtic. My banjo teacher says that he can help me with all three styles.
Well, that's my news for today. Just wanted to share.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @2:21:01 PM
I have hanway's book on celtic banjo. I tell ya, it's great music, but a whole different kinda animal for fingering and picking. It's great fun, though.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @2:37:04 PM
Good to know. I figured as much, but I'm drawn to celtic music. Old time and bluegrass are my heritage, but celtic has its own special place.
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