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Old Joe's Jig/The Eavesdropper

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Size: 2,125kb, uploaded 2/10/2013 6:34:14 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Other

A couple of nice jigs that go well together. I got the first one off a Gerry 'Banjo' O Connor recordings. He capos on the first fret and I did likewise.



4 comments on “Old Joe's Jig/The Eavesdropper”

cmcglone Says:
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @7:39:50 AM

Nice job, as usual--very "jiggy" :)
Speaking of Gerry O., any idea why he capoes on the first fret so much? Just to be annoying? (although whoever heard of an annoying banjo player...)

PaddyKiernan Says:
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @8:11:33 AM

Haha, I don't know for certain, but I'd say he does it for the tonal quality, and having a capo makes it slightly easier to play fast and clean which works out nicely for all his mad triplets. I think he only does it in the company of other instruments that can be capoed- guitar, bouzouki, etc, rather than asking the poor fiddlers to play all their tunes in Eb and Ab!

androo Says:
Friday, March 29, 2013 @7:45:35 PM

Awesome playing. You make it sound so effortless! I hope to achieve this level of smooth, relaxed and clean execution while maintaining the feel of the tune. Thanks for sharing.

Paul Roberts Says:
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @9:00:48 AM

Gorgeous styling - flowing sound.

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