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Angeline The Baker

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Size: 1,911kb, uploaded 9/4/2011 2:53:33 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

My take on a relatively common tune. Key of D.

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Barlow Knife

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Size: 3,087kb, uploaded 4/27/2012 11:57:08 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Barlow Knife, with my band "Hoverfly". Mike Howe on guitar, Christopher Bellamy on washboard.

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Boatman

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Size: 1,750kb, uploaded 9/6/2011 8:31:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Nylgut strings. Open-A tuning.

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Boatman (on "minstrel" banjo)

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Size: 762kb, uploaded 2/22/2012 4:23:35 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Another recording of Boatman. This time with a slightly different A part, learned from Mike Seeger's version. Also of note is the fact this is played on my home made, fretless fruit-bowl banjo. Tuning is dGDF#A, so it's sounding in D.

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Bonaparte's Retreat (Stepp version)

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Size: 2,028kb, uploaded 8/18/2012 10:10:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This one is something like William Stepp's 1937 recording, and also Hunter Robertson's take on that version. I recorded this as a test of my newly brass-plated fretless conversion. Played in D (I strung it light so I could tune up to pitch w/o a capo.) I've simplified it to AA BB AA B'B' - where B' is the high octave variation.

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Cliffs Of Moher

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Size: 2,711kb, uploaded 9/28/2019 3:01:06 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A nice little Irish jig. A minor, tuning aDADE.

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Dennis Murphy's Polka

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Size: 1,500kb, uploaded 4/12/2012 4:04:50 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Played on my home-made cookie-tin rim / plastic bottle head banjo (aka the Tinjo.) Not my best version, but it's one of the few recordings I've got of the tinjo in that form.

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Dennis Murphy's Polka (medium speed)

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Size: 640kb, uploaded 12/18/2016 3:40:15 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Medium speed recording for teaching the tune.

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Evening Glory

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Size: 1,889kb, uploaded 5/19/2019 1:49:21 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A 5/4 waltz composed by the French balfolk band Naragonia. Played clawhammer style, tuning fCGCD (key of F).

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Hopkinson's Favourite

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Size: 401kb, uploaded 9/23/2017 3:56:07 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Lesson material.

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Miss Sally Hunter Of Thurston / The Seven Stars

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Size: 2,291kb, uploaded 7/1/2012 3:14:12 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A couple of clawhammer jigs, played on my nylgut strung spun-rim banjo. "Sally Hunter" is a Scottish tune composed by Niel Gow, which I learned off a recording of Jordi Savall playing it on the treble viol. "Seven Stars" is an old English jig that I heard played by Bellowhead.

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Off To California

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Size: 1,035kb, uploaded 5/12/2012 10:40:50 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Clawhammer, gDGDE, for TOTW. Probably learned this of Henry Sapoznik's recording.

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Salmon Tails Up The Water (medium speed)

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Size: 517kb, uploaded 8/19/2016 4:31:20 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

English polka from Northumberland. Sometimes just called "Salmon Tails". This is a recording I made for teaching the tune, so please forgive the audio quality. Uploaded for Clawhammer TOTW 19th of August 2016.

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Soldier's Joy

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Size: 2,873kb, uploaded 5/11/2012 7:58:27 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Played with my band, "Hoverfly".

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The Black Piloova

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Size: 984kb, uploaded 10/16/2016 9:18:27 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A slip jig (9/8) tune in B minor which I wrote in October 2016. The tuning is f#DADE

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The Tenpenny Bit

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Size: 719kb, uploaded 7/7/2012 10:43:00 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

An Irish jig in A Dorian. Fiddle: Frederieke Blok, Banjo: Theo Parmakis. Played live at Rivelin Folk Club, Sheffield.

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