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R. Bishop's Hornpipe, from the book: "Buckley's New Banjo Method" (pub. 1860).

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Comment by Tim Twiss on March 1, 2014 at 10:52am
Bravo. Bring out those obscure ones.
Comment by Bob Lanham on March 1, 2014 at 11:29am

The structure of this reminds me of "Dance, Boatman, Dance" from Roscoe Parish, with that crooked turn-around near the end.  Maybe that's why it stood out to me.  There are a couple of others from this collection I'd like to learn to play.

Thanks, Tim for recording those 117(!) Buckley 1860 tunes.

Comment by Tim Twiss on March 1, 2014 at 11:31am

You are in "no Man's Land" once you enter that part of the book.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm

Beautifully played. Your Banjo sounded so nice... who made it?

Comment by Bob Lanham on March 1, 2014 at 12:04pm

It was built by Terry Bell, aka "Bell & Son" banjos.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on March 1, 2014 at 12:07pm

Hat's off to Terry for producing a fine instrument and well done with bringing that tune to life.

Comment by Rob Morrison on March 1, 2014 at 3:00pm

Real nice, Bob.  Great sounding tune and banjo.  Good work Terry.  Bob, I live in the South and it's cold today.  Where are you that you can play outdoors in shirtsleeves?

Comment by Bob Lanham on March 1, 2014 at 4:05pm

I'm in Jacksonville, FL, and it's about 75F right now.  It was in the 60's this AM when I made the video, and the birds seemed glad that March had arrived!

Comment by Rob Morrison on March 1, 2014 at 4:52pm

Bob--I'm in Chapel Hill, NC and it's supposed to warm up here tomorrow, so maybe I'll hear the birds, too.  Again that sounded great.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on March 1, 2014 at 6:41pm

Fellas I am out here in California, and it is pouring here in Santa Barbara...THANK GOODNESS! This is a perfect day to sit down and learn this tune measure by measure, maybe by tonight I will have it down enough run through it without stopping. Fun tune!

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