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Tam Lin

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Size: 1,029kb, uploaded 10/1/2015 7:40:44 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This is a traditional tune from Scotland going back as far as 1549 in a published ballad format. Dave Hum played this tune and his videos are still on-line to view -- what an amazing picker he was! I'm playing on a Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie openback, but also enjoyed it played lower on the cello banjo. You can compare the two, as I've uploaded them both.



4 comments on “Tam Lin”

banjukebox Says:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @6:48:59 AM

Very nice, Janet. I like them both.

JanetB Says:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @7:51:28 AM

Thanks, Pat. I was struggling to learn Tam Lin til I came upon your tab. Then I thought of raising up the first string a half-step. Finally I could play it. When I transposed to two other keys it's your arrangement I'm playing. Thanks much for sharing it!

banjukebox Says:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @8:36:53 AM

Hey, that's what this site is all about!

VancePants Says:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @7:15:05 AM

One o' my fav's JB... a dark tune with depth and intrigue. At this tempo quite contemplative... be cool to "shift gears" and then return to the slower tempo (just a thought). Cheers!

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