Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

By Gerry O’Connor

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Gerry O Connor (banjo), Manus Lunny (bouzouki, guitar), Dave Murphy (keyboards).
Waltons tutorial banjo cd to accompany "50 solo’s for Irish Tenor Banjo".
This Cd was too big to post as one, so i post the first half (Gerry O Connor) and the second half (David McNevin) separately.
Well worth a listen..

Second half posted as, David McNevin- Rattlin’ banjos (part 2)

C G D A tuning ~ Gerry O’Connor

Walton’s Music
http://www.waltons.ie/
CD only ~
http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/11awal-1338-rattling-banjos-cd/
Book only ~
http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/11awal-1371-50-solos-for-irish-tenor-banjo-book/
Book & CD (first edition was with a cassette)
http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/11awal-1371cd-50-solos-for-irish-tenor-banjo-cd-edition/

"Gerry O’Connor and David McNevin are two of the finest tenor banjo players in Irish traditional music, and 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo is the most comprehensive collection of Irish banjo tunes currently available. Gerry O’Connor’s 25 selections (arranged for C G D A tuning) reflect a style that has earned him a reputation as the most creative exponent of the instrument in Irish music. David McNevin, himself the recipient of major awards for his banjo playing, has selected 25 tunes and arranged them for G D A E or traditional tuning; the tablature for these solos may also be used for the mandolin."

Re: Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

Edited some links. The track order on the CD [ above ] is different from the cassette tape.

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Re: Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

I found the book accompanying the tape. Links have been adjusted.

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Re: Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

Hi. Facing the CD and it’s jacket now, and listening… Track 9 identification is quite confusing for me : It ‘s named "Moloney’s Reel" on the jacket, yet the listening yields with no doubt a hornpipe, not uncommon by the way, I have oral memories of it. Also, to me it cannot be linked in any manner to Lucky In Love (previous link). What is it ? Tune Pal did not help me on this one. Any one ?

Re: Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

On the cassette tape, the tune following "Tatter Jack Walsh" is "The Galway Hornpipe".

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Re: CD track 9 is more likely Galway Hornpipe (Not Moloney’s Reel , nor Lucky In Love)

That’s it : the listening to track 9 on CD really match well the listening of Galway Hornpipe https://thesession.org/tunes/38, though no setting on the tune page is perfect match for this version. Thanks. I will edit the recording, to point track 9 to Galway Hornpipe instead of "Moloney’s Reel" as written on cd jacket (btw non existent by that name in The Sesh). I’ll do that also because thanks to Kenny above, we know the tape says it is Galway Hornpipe. I’ll take it as too good a coincidence not to trust it and my ears : probably an error on the CD track naming. But… always difficult to be sure about name-of-a-tune and tune-behind -name … 😉

Re: Rattling Banjos: 50 Solos for Irish Tenor Banjo - part 1 of 2

Wow : actually… many names got mixed up on the CD jacket and/or here. I fixed track 9,10, 11, 14. But many more to fix. Example : 10 is a reel on cd, certainly not "Geese in the Bog" which is a jig. See ya.