Years ago Tom Hanway asked why I didn't include picking fingering in my tab. My reason was I thought players experienced enough to play it would have their preferences. But I also realized it... Read More
Please see the TV commercial for Jameson Irish Whiskey, Scully was to Blame, part of their global campaign to catch up to the gin trend in Ireland and the... Read More
Irish and Celtic musicians have long flirted with and absorbed other musics into the living tradition. Here is a contemporary example by Sharon Shannon and The Big Band. That's her... Read More
Bluegrass Today has an on-line feature article about my newest Mel Bay tune collection, Easy Irish and Celtic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes:
New... Read More
I posted these to the Hangout tab archive back in 2011.
They both tend more to the melodic style rather than the Celtic three finger style as Tom describes it. But I think the melodies... Read More
Banish Misfortune, 5-string banjo
Blog Entry: Traditional Irish and Celtic Tunes in the Public Domain
Tablature: All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos) 4th Variation
Blog Entry: What is the 'Celtic' in Folk Music Culture?
Tablature: Mason's Apron, The
'Black Diamond ' 2 min
'Good Thursday Morning' 7 hrs