Monty Campbell

tunebook 74 tunes.

I’m currently an undergraduate student majoring in Physics and minoring in both Astronomy and Mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Go Hokies!). I’ve been playing traditional Irish and Scottish music since I was fourteen, and I currently play mandolin, anglo concertina, tenor banjo, and low-D whistle. The list of instruments is growing, and I pick up new ones fast…
It is my belief that all instruments should be tuned and played in time. While I preach the philosophy of tuned instruments, I am not a session nazi.

Some banjo jokes:

What do you call a pretty girl on a banjo player’s arm?
A tatoo.

What do you say to a banjo player wearing a suit?
Will the defendant please rise.

What do you call a perfect pitch?
When you pitch a banjo into a dumpster and it lands on a accordion!

Some of my favorite tunes:
Drummond Castle
The Dancing Dog
Blair Athol
The Black Rouge
The Rambling Pitchfork
The Last Pint (as a hornpipe, the way Solas does it)
The Athol Highlanders
Sean Ryan’s Jig (also known as "The Castle")
The Campbells are Coming
Gravel Walks
The Devil’s Dream

Least favorite tunes: (you can still play these, but I won’t start a set with these tunes, cause they’re boring)
The Britches full of Stitches
The Monaghan
The Kesh
Drowsy Maggie
Irish Washerwoman
The Black Bear