Uploaded on Aug 20, 2009
I hope you enjoy my rendition of “Farewell to Ireland,” an Irish reel played on a Gold Tone IT-250 Irish tenor banjo. It’s a 4-string banjo, tuned in fifths – GDAE – an octave lower than a mandolin or fiddle. The IT-250 has a 17-frets scale and is a total delight to play. This one is gold plated, although the model also comes nickel plated.
I’m playing fingerstyle – instead of with a flat pick – a style I learned from Gordon Johnston who’s a great Irish tenor banjo player. There’s an exclusive and highly informative interview with Gordon Johnston on my website http://www.banjocrazy.com/ where I am represent the Gold Tone Banjo, a company that offers an amazing array of banjos and other plucked string instruments. You can hear and see Gordon on YouTube.
Please visit my site http://www.banjocrazy.com/ to check out the instruments I offer and read exclusive interviews with great banjo players like Adam Hurt, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Bob Carlin, Gordon Johnston and others.
Thanks for listening! Please check out my other videos with Gold Tone 4 and 5-string cello banjos. the Bob Carlin BC-350 clawhammer banjo and more.