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Ashokan Farewell

Posted by Kevin McCabe, written by Jay Ungar


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Size: 2,878kb, uploaded 7/9/2013 4:35:10 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

This haunting melody was written by Jay Ungar in 1982 and used in the Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War. It is done on a Bacon Flat-top plectrum. It was written as a goodnight waltz at the annual Ashokan fiddle and dance camps held by Ungar

7 comments on “Ashokan Farewell”

Lew H Says:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @5:49:02 AM

Beautiful! Coulda' sworn that was a 5-string!

Kevin McCabe Says:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @6:57:34 AM

I'm glad you said that. I was trying to get back to the roots of the plectrum banjo. Turns out that the first plectrum players were five stringers who played with a flat pick. I had this in mind when I did this, and I think it's cool you picked up on it

Ho C Ying Says:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @8:55:06 AM

Very beautiful!

Chadbanjo Says:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @11:22:16 AM

some sweeet playing, good stuff.

Tom Berghan Says:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @6:02:06 PM

Fantastic Kevin! I also play four string banjos (as well as 5 string), and I sure wish I had your tremolo!

Marinie Toman Says:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @3:22:16 PM


BanjoFlyboy Says:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @3:29:22 PM

That was just great!!! Thanks for posting.

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