Traditional Irish Music
Well, it has been a long year (2020/21) but it looks like there could be a bit of light shining from the end of the tunnel now, let's hope so. I am planning with the landlords permission to re-open…Continue
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Five years since I posted in this blog. So much has changed. First on all the Copeland has gone and have since owned a Goodtime, a Barnes & Mullins and finally a Deering Eagle II, which is my only banjo now. I have progressed enough now to be playing in a 15 piece Folk Ensemble/ceilidh band. and a duo known as Barnsdale Hood. Also on the 2nd Sunday afternoon of each month I run a tune session in Barnsley.
Having played the fiddle and mandolin for nearly twenty years I have never been satisfied with the volume of the mandolin and my intonation on the fiddle especially in the faster tunes leaves a bit to be desired, I thought I would have a go with a new instrument.
I am now awaiting delivery of a Copeland 19 fret Irish tenor banjo from a Shop in Dublin. Any tips on playing and/or setting up would be much appreciated.
I will report how I am getting on with it as progress is made…Continue