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Billy in the Low Land

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 838kb, uploaded 1/15/2014 6:18:12 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from Alan Jabbour's fiddling, who learned it directly from West Virginian fiddler Henry Reed, recorded by Alan extensively in the 60's. This tune is different from Billy in the Lowground. Contacting Alan was easy and he's most helpful to answer my questions about the tune.

10 comments on “Billy in the Low Land”

banjo24f Says:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @10:51:06 PM

banjo is an instrument that can make very joyfull music often quick and strong and also very soft and sweet .
very good !

rjs808 Says:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @4:28:56 AM

Beautiful, Janet! I love the lilt you achieve.

Yigal Zan Says:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @8:00:54 AM

Perhaps the most beautiful rendition of this tune I have ever heard

rickhayes Says:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @1:18:49 PM

Another fine performance Janet. What's the instrument?

JanetB Says:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @5:43:34 PM

Thanks so much! Bob, I hope the lilt is just copying the fiddling of Alan Jabbour. Yigal, that's the nicest compliment I've ever received. Rick the banjo is the Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie, different from the mahogany Mac Traynham I've been playing more. I just happened to have "Cookie" out and "MacWillis" stowed in the car.

jimifive Says:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @8:24:04 PM

that is the crispy sweetest melodic sound...makes me feel good!

Lone Says:
Friday, January 17, 2014 @7:14:24 AM


Lew H Says:
Friday, January 17, 2014 @11:48:59 AM

Nice tune, and prettiest banjo tone I've ever heard!

Don Borchelt Says:
Sunday, January 19, 2014 @8:01:49 AM

A great job on a fine tune, Janet, very nice.

JanetB Says:
Sunday, January 19, 2014 @7:17:51 PM

Thanks, Jimi, Leonie, Lew, and Don. That Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie always gives a bright tone. The tune intrigued me and I'd like to hear and learn more Henry Reed tunes.

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