The Irish Tenor Banjo!


The Irish Tenor Banjo!

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You can discuss your favourite: Instruments; Players; Tunes; Playing Styles & post links to their favourite Banjo videos, events & classes..

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Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2019

40 Players of the Irish Tenor Banjo!

Of course there is not, nor never could be, a Best Player, but my own personal favourite player is John Carty, but there are so many different styles used in the playing of the Tenor Banjo in Irish music, that everyone has their own favourite.

So here's a list of some of the most popular Tenor Banjo players today, with links to a video of their playing, so perhaps they can help you decide who your favourite player is.

Of course there are lots more, so if you'd like to see your own favourite player's video, or indeed your own video added to this list, then just post the link & details in the Comments Box below & I'll be happy to add it.



P.S. Don't forget to check out our 96 Irish Tenor Banjo Links!

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Chris Black

Dan Burke


Angelina Carberry

John Carlos

John Carty

Dave Cory

 Éamonn Coyne


Christy Dunne

Stevie Dunne


Seamus Egan


Liam Farrell


Dick Glasgow

Brona Graham

Kevin Griffin


Kieran Hanrahan

Cathal Hayden

Alan Hopkins




Des Kelliher

Darragh Carey Kennedy



Jill McAuley

Padraig McDonnacha

Brian McGrath

Barney McKenna

David McNevin

Darren Maloney

Dave Marshall

Mark Mohan

Mick Moloney



Gerry O'Connor

Mick O'Connor

Fergal O'Hanlon

Damien O'Kane

Josh O'Loughlin

Eoin O'Meachair

Mike O'Sullivan


Gary Peterson



Brendan Redmond

Alan Reid


Brian Scahill

Enda Scahill








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Video #1: Tom Cussen

Video #2: Barney McKenna's Banjo Band!

Video #3: Kevin Griffin, Kieran Hehir, Dessie Kelliher, Karol Lynch, Marcus Moloney & Brian Mooney.

Video #4: Barney McKenna, Gerry O'Connor, Martin Murray, Eoin O'Meacher, Ted Kelly, Eamonn Coyne, Padraig Drew, and Pat Good.

Discussion Forum

Looking for Lessons in Ireland

Started by Patrick Spencer Oct 31, 2018. 0 Replies

I'll be in Ireland in March 2019 and I'm looking to get a few tenor banjo lessons. I'm willing to travel, so no County is too far. I'm just a beginner, so I'm looking for help with all aspects of my…Continue

What Tenor Banjos do you play?

Started by Dick Glasgow. Last reply by Alan Jones Feb 6, 2018. 71 Replies

For fun, I thought we might start a list, to see which are the most popular makes & models of Tenor Banjo, to be owned & played, amongst our members here.As you post your replies, I'll add…Continue

What Strings do you use?

Started by Dick Glasgow. Last reply by Bruce Barton Jul 7, 2015. 10 Replies

A commonly asked question is - what make of strings do you use & what guages do you prefer. So here's an opportunity to tell folks what works for you. Please let us know whether you play a 17…Continue

JP Banjos in England

Started by Bill Troxler. Last reply by Bill Troxler Jul 26, 2013. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any experience with tenor banjos made by JP Banjos in Liverpool, England?The workmanship looks great.   These are custom made, open back  instruments.…Continue

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Comment by Dick Glasgow on August 11, 2012 at 18:29

My Paragon, taking a wee break, at the session up here in Ballycastle, last night.



Comment by Dick Glasgow on July 14, 2012 at 12:42

We had a surprise visit from Nigel Boullier at our session last night. One of Ireland's finest Banjo players. He plays a Paragon ..... of course! :-)

Nigel and Diana Boullier - Opera Reel - Walsh's Reel, 1996

Comment by Dick Glasgow on May 24, 2012 at 11:02

Had a great session with Mick Moloney & his Dave Boyle Banjo, last night in Bushmills.

Comment by Dick Glasgow on March 15, 2012 at 8:55

Great news! The Irish Tenor Banjo site now has 700 Members! ... Yeee Haaaw!

Comment by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on March 10, 2012 at 8:04

Ah! Don't think we got introduced at session (nice one by the way):)

Nice to see you here as well!

Comment by Anders Houlberg-Nielsen on March 9, 2012 at 18:27

That's my banjo !!!

Comment by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on March 6, 2012 at 20:08

Spotted this one last sunday, nice!

Comment by Dick Glasgow on February 15, 2012 at 23:18

Dublin Banjos: Sully and Johnny Keenan!

For the record, these tracks are now available as downloads, on Amazon.



Comment by Dick Glasgow on January 30, 2012 at 13:59

Dave Boyle Banjo stolen in Chicago!

See THIS THREAD for more details.

Keep yer eyes peeled folks.



Comment by frances murray on December 11, 2011 at 22:20
Hello i play ludwig deluxe model banjo tradconnect Frances

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