For enthusiasts of early banjo
Mark Weems playing a couple of early tunes on my new Ashborn.
Sweeet tunes, and a great sound you have going, Mark!
I love the tunes and the sound of the banjo. Pardon my ignorance, but are they Irish?
The first tune is titled " The White Joke" or "Joak" published in England by John Walsh in 1731. Mark and I found it in a, 1790 dated, private collection of tunes from Buckingham County, Virginia. The second tune is from the 18th century Perkins Manuscript.
The banjo is another reproduction of a James Ashborn fretted banjo made by Mike Wesley of Roxboro, North Carolina.
Wow! Great left hand and very sweet tunes. The white "joak"? and the other tune?
It's called "The New Negro" and was published in 1790.
Nice Mark... Love the Banjo...can't go wrong with that one.
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