15. July 2015 · Comments Off on Ducks on the Pond · Categories: banjo, birds, music

Every year, when the spring’s ducklings are old enough to go out on the pond, we observe the ritual of going out in the canoe to herd them onto the shore and back to the pen when it starts to get dark. Eventually they learn to put themselves to bed, but they need some encouragement early on.

I finally decided to document this peculiar ceremony for posterity, and when it came time to consider music the choice was obvious: a solo clawhammer style rendition of an old-time instrumental called ‘Ducks on the Pond’.

11. March 2015 · Comments Off on Tiger Jig · Categories: banjo · Tags: , , ,

The current Tune of the Week over at minstrelbanjo.ning.com is Tiger Jig, which reminds me that I recorded it about a year ago:

Tiger Jig was published in James Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868, which you can download for free at https://archive.org/details/buckleysbanjogui00buck.

Buckley's Banjo Guide