benhockenberry

tunebook 1,490 tunes.

tune sets 194 sets of tunes.

bookmarks 10 bookmarks.

I play chiefly tenor banjo and mandolin-family instruments, and dabble in others (whistle, button box, bouzouki, what have you).

I play at Irish and Scottish sessions around town. I play for set dances (Tom Finucane Ceili Band), Contra (The Bobbens) and for Scottish and English Country Dance.

I post tune videos sporadically on my YouTube channel. Some slower-faster learning versions, some with onscreen sheet music, some just a tune or two. https://youtube.com/c/BenjaminHockenberry

We have a learner’s session in Rochester that rotates through a set of books by local accordionist Rick Muir. I post videos each month of his settings for the participants in the learner’s session here (often a bit rough): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRLNhqgUnuDoD6asvDcU3jnp2kHVT6wIC

I posted a recent series of "top 20 tunes of each type" which has gone pretty well:
1. Jigs: https://youtu.be/OrJmkQpv98A

2. Reels: https://youtu.be/BLSQfO15G70

3. Hornpipes: https://youtu.be/fIbWrYbGfRM

4. Slip Jigs: https://youtu.be/RVztrEBQBKQ

5. Slides: https://youtu.be/HquvM5BfjK0

6. Polkas: https://youtu.be/Ia7FcrHcalY