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John Diamond's Walk Around, from the Phil Rice banjo tutor of 1858, played by Paul Draper on a Moschella gourd banjo.

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Comment by Strumelia on April 23, 2014 at 9:51am

Paul, this is absolutely terrific!!    My very fave of all your videos now....  love love love it, and so PERFECT on the gourd.

Comment by Andy Chase on April 23, 2014 at 11:01am

Really nice, and I love the backing track.   These timing on some of these tunes in the Rice Book are so rich and varied; the melody is more or less the same as 'Camptown Hornpipe' in Briggs but it becomes a whole different thing here. 

Comment by Bob Lanham on April 26, 2014 at 6:13am

great recording, and a sweet sounding gourd banjo

Comment by Ian Bell on April 26, 2014 at 3:18pm
Wow - Crooked Camptown, love it! That gourd has a lot of depth.
Comment by Paul Draper on April 26, 2014 at 3:37pm

Hi Ian - Jay reenforced the interior of the gourd with resin, which really boosts its resonance.  It seems to sound best in A/E.

Comment by Strumelia on September 22, 2014 at 8:45am

Still my favorite one from your vids!   The percussion is the perfect icing on the cake.    :)

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