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Pioneering 5-string styles to play traditional tunes from Ireland, Celtic lands, ex-Celtic lands, and the Celtic diaspora.

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Administrators: Tom Hanway (owner) , peter somerville


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Bluegrass Today on-line article: New Celtic Banjo Book

From Tom Hanway on 3/20/2013 11:19:45 AM

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 Celtic Banjo Book from Tom Hanway

Other exciting news: Irish TV will soon air a nationwide commercial featuring a rolling bluegrass-Celtic banjo with Irish and Canadian overtones.   This is for Molson Canadian Beer.  I played along to the TV ad, working closely with the composer and producer in Dublin.  Big thanks to Irish bluegrass maestro Niall Toner for recommending me for the session.  Best ~ Tom


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Tablature: Eighth of January
Linked by Tom Hanway 3 years ago: Enjoy!

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Maid Behind the Bar (reel)
Linked by Tom Hanway 6 years ago

Tablature: Clumsy Lover, The
Linked by Tom Hanway 7 years ago: Parts A, B, C (1st JPEG) and parts D, E and F (2nd JPEG).

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Banish Misfortune, 5-string banjo
Linked by AllanJ 7 years ago: Bit of a work-in-progress - I've come up with a rather different setting to the one in Tom Hanway's book - so once I get comfortable with the tune I'll borrow some ideas from there.

Blog Entry: Traditional Irish and Celtic Tunes in the Public Domain
Linked by Tom Hanway 7 years ago: Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo Materials by Tom Hanway

Tablature: All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos) 4th Variation
Linked by Tom Hanway 8 years ago: In memory of Bill Keith, here is a lovely Welsh air in Celtic fingerstyle that can be played as a Christmas tune.

Blog Entry: What is the 'Celtic' in Folk Music Culture?
Linked by Tom Hanway 8 years ago: Today, use of either English or French symbolises social and material success while use of a living Celtic language symbolises powerlessness, backwardness or clannishness.

Tablature: Mason's Apron, The
Linked by Tom Hanway 8 years ago: This Celtic fingerstyle version (G) is based on Micho Russell's (Co. Clare) tin whistle version in F. It has a unique lilt to it and can be played with other tunes.

Blog Entry: (untitled)
Linked by Tom Hanway 8 years ago: Revised and re-posted.

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