Ben mackenzie’s eight comments

  • Re: The Trousers

    Listen / buy here more…

  • Re: The Trousers

    From the Skipper's alley record, composed by eoghan o'ceannabhain more…

  • Re: Clawhammer Banjo for Irish music?

    Jonny toman up there does something maybe quite Scruggs but 3 fingers. There's lots of variation in fingerpicked banjo, and there's some good players mentioned in this thread more…

  • Re: Clawhammer Banjo for Irish music?

    Peggy Seeger is the first recording artist I'm aware of playing clawhammer melody this side of the Atlantic. On her records with ewan maccoll from the 1950s onward. gorgeous arrangements of folk and original songs. Not ITM but certainly on the periphery more…

  • this is another vocal melody, the song by Enoch Kent, as performed by Dubliners. I think this melody may be used elsewhere, not sure. i will probably be loading up several like this, if you want to see one up here i'll take requests. Here's the lyrics: more…

  • time-travelling poltergeist in the tune request machine?

    I was going through the request pile and noticed on the top of it a request for Dirty Old Town, the Ewan MacColl tune popularized by the pogues. I thought maybe I'd write it out because it's not a difficult tune, then I noticed that it claimed to have bee... more…

  • yes, i like to play it on banjo. i'd upload a recording if i could figger it out more…

  • Re: How young does this site attract?

    i'm seventeen, for what it's worth. this site is certainly a good thing more…