vega’s forty-four comments

  • Re: What is the best tenor banjo

    I have 3 great banjos. My 1923 vega stylex9 short scale is my standby. Easy to carry and fits in overhead on planes. A short scale Setanta has clear bright sound, easy to play and as loud as you need, and an old Clifford Essex Paragon with lovely short sc... more…

  • A tune a bit like Fisher’s Hornpipe

    Looking for a tune I heard at sessions, very similar to Fisher's Hornpipe. Maybe an earlier version. Any help? more…

  • Re: Curlews in the bog

    Thanks to ithaca-markb for tune info. It is this kind of interaction that makes thesession such a valuable resource. I am an fan of Angelinas banjo playing. Her unique style brings a lyrical and musical character to the tunes. She also has great taste in... more…

  • Curlews in the bog

    Anyone have the music for this tune which Angelina Carberry credits to Connie O'Connell? more…

  • Unknown hornpipe

    I'm trying to find a 5 part hornpipe that Jerry O'Sullivan plays. I heard it at a local session but not sure what it is and would like to learn it. more…

  • Out of the ashes

    Looking for dots for two tunes on Matt Molloy, John Carty recording. Francie Campbell and Out of the Ashes. Heard them at session the other night but had no recorder. Lovely tunes played by Pat Casey a fine local flute player. more…

  • Re: Sessions on Wednesday or Thursday near New Paltz, NY?

    We run a session at the Depot in Cold Spring, about 40 minutes from New Paltz. Third Wednesday of month 7 PM. Also interested I'm meeting and playing with other tenor banjo players at my home, nearby New Paltz, vega more…

  • Triple X Banjo

    I am offering a Triple X tenor banjo, 17 frets for sale. I have replaced friction tuners with good geared machines. It appears to be of black walnut, 1924-1926 by Lange, very good condition with newer hard shell case. I will be at CIAW staying at Shamrock... more…

  • Banjo 4 sale at CIAW 2014

    I have two banjos for sale, a paramount and a Triple X short scale (17 Frets). Look for Roger at Shamrock. more…

  • open sessions in Dingle

    We will be in Dingle in September, mid-week, looking for open sessions. Any places to recommend? more…