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Posted by strokestyle


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- Play count: 1951

Size: 2,208kb, uploaded 5/10/2008 3:44:13 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Christine Breen Banjo. Played on my new-old JB Schall orchestra banjo, 28" scale length. Skin head, Nylgut Minstrel strings.

18 comments on “Cuckoo”

LyleK Says:
Sunday, May 11, 2008 @5:42:40 AM

Nice!  Very well suited to that banjo (photos to follow at BHO?).

strokestyle Says:
Monday, May 12, 2008 @11:16:01 AM

Thanks Lyle!  It was quite a brave thing to put up my first music post. Not a perfect play but if I waited for the perfect would take a long time. Put up the pictures - enjoy!

tfaux Says:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @12:32:08 PM

plunky and mournful...perfect. tf

haknot Says:
Thursday, May 29, 2008 @3:43:44 PM

Very good. Nice thump. I like it a lot. And perfect, yes.

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 @7:51:25 AM

I did not really intend to be so thumpy - I recorded this to low so I amplified the recording in audacity. So it picked up the thump pretty good. I will be careful to record correctly next time.  What's done is done.

John Kuhn Says:
Thursday, June 5, 2008 @4:09:23 PM

Hey Girl,

Thanks for the kind words..I enjoyed your arr. as well..Yeah , I could not find a melodic banjo or even a decent fiddle tune rendition of "foldin down the sheets" SO, I got it from none other than Ken P...LOL.He had a  better melody of all the fiddle midi files..Yeah , Im new to this digital recording also..Its a pain aint it?...LOL




Friday, June 20, 2008 @5:56:24 PM

Christine, Nice work that head and strings are just right for the performance, I like thumpy and the recording was a good listening level! you are in the pocket with your rythum ............ I really enjoyed this post and played it twice.  More please...................Elwood

strokestyle Says:
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @8:27:34 AM

Elwood It makes me feel good thanks.

RedZinger Says:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @1:40:56 PM

Wow, that's really beautiful playing and a nice sounding instrument. Seems like you have perfect feel for it. I'd love to hear more!


FretlessinTexas Says:
Saturday, August 2, 2008 @9:44:01 PM

A beautiful piece. Haunting really. Very nice playing. Very nice.

Loo P. Says:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @1:08:23 PM

Real nice version! More tunes please!!

oldgreybelly Says:
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @10:56:03 AM

This sounds very natural. If everyone recorded the same way as everyone else, we would lose alot of our natural music. This is beautiful, as is. Thank you for posting it.

Tom Berghan Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @8:23:53 AM

VERY artistic Christine. You have completly assimilated this tune . . . or maybe it is the OTHER way around! I have downloaded it and it is going on one of my banjo mix CDs. I really like how you threw in accents on the upbeats here and there.

banjoike Says:
Friday, February 19, 2010 @4:58:25 PM

Nice! Very haunting!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010 @7:56:08 AM

Top 100, Congratulations Christine

strokestyle Says:
Monday, March 29, 2010 @8:06:24 AM

Yep I tell you I was sure it was a mistake but I have two tunes in the top 100. Also Road to Boston. Not sure I belong there but they are obscure I am pretty sure that's why they landed there. Mistake or not makes me feel real good that I can get in that arena. Couldn't do it without the supportive people and Billy Mathews that have gotten me this far, so they deserve the Gold Star! Thanks for noticing, you are so wonderful.

bblizard Says:
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @12:35:00 PM

Super. Very nice playing and tempo.

DoubleG Says:
Thursday, September 1, 2011 @9:27:21 PM

While I love the clawhammer banjo for it's happy side I am also learning to appreciate more and more it's mournful and brooding voice. I really enjoyed this tune played as you did and I hope to try it myself someday.

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