OwenHackett

tunebook 11 tunes.

Hi I’m Owen Hackett, the irish Banjo player. I have composed a number of tunes as well as creating a banjo tutor,ISBN is 0-9540554-0-3 I have being playing the Irish Tenor Banjo since the early 60’s, & teaching it since the mid 1970’s. My banjo tutor website is www.irishmusictutor.com- where a few of my compositions can also be heard.
To clarify a point I’d like to mention that the Jig ‘Owen Hackett’ Jig I composed for my father in the early to mid 1970’s and it’s proper name is ‘Tom Hackett’s Dream’ . It was learned by Cathal (in the Boys Of The Lough)’ from the Collis family in Co. Sligo, Ireland. (who I assume heard it on the radio where I played it.). Incidentially I met the Boys Of The Lough for the first time last August 2003 in Wexford at a music festivel while I was there playing with the Bridge Ceili Band. The tune has been recorded by at least 6 groups or bands under various titles. The Jig can also be found in ‘Pipers in Harmony’ Book Two, by Myrna & Martin Luff who wrote to me for permission to include it in their book for Northumbrian Small Pipes. the ISBN is 0952341522. They kindly sent me a copy of the book.
It is also included in ‘The Northumberland Pipers Society Book Called NPS Folio ( 2005) Tunes for NPS Members. Barry & Julia Say also sent me a copy of the book.
My website is.
http://www.irishmusictutor.com