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Swanee Echoes on Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

Composed by Alfred Kirby in the UK, Swanee Echoes is the "Zumba" of classic Banjo playing. You get a real workout in this one.

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Comment by thereallyniceman on March 26, 2013 at 1:42pm

I hope you don’t mind me sliding over here again from Classic Banjo Ning, to say hello and to post a video on Minstrel.

I have recorded this updated version “Old Folks at Home” which was originally composed by Stephen Foster 1851. I thought that this was more your period than that of us “modern” Classic Banjo players :-)

 This arrangement is by Alfred Kirby and is quite a challenge for an old duffer, like myself, when it gets warmed up !!

I hope it entertains :-)

Ian, thereallyniceman


Comment by Dave Culgan on March 26, 2013 at 2:30pm
I really enjoyed listening and watching you play that. Sounds so good and that banjo tone, wow!
Comment by John Masciale on March 26, 2013 at 4:51pm
Outstanding. There is a lot of ragtime in there, which I love.
Comment by Carl Anderton on March 26, 2013 at 4:54pm

Artistry+technique+authentic banjo history=sublime music!!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on March 26, 2013 at 8:37pm

I love this sound, and yes played so superbly. Nice!

Comment by rick Ceballos on March 27, 2013 at 12:54pm

great tune and so wonderfully played! I like the yellow bow tie as well. thanks for stopping by this side of the fence.


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