Monthly archives: August, 2010

Folk Song Of The Week – Wreck Of The Old 97 on Frailing Banjo

This week’s Folk Song Of The Week is The Wreck Of The Old 97. I love this song and it’s fun to play. I’ve gone further up the neck than the first two frets, but I think you can get it. Wreck Of The Old 97 MP3 [Download] Wreck Of The Old 97 (PDF) WRECK…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Old Black Rum on Frailing Banjo

This week’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day is a personal favorite ever since I was turned on to it by Bill Hannigan of Three Men In Kilts. It’s a great song and the best part is that all of the melody notes are inside the chords for frailing banjo players. Old Black Rum MP3…


Folk Song Of The Week – Spider-Man Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

Joel Simpson joins me once again! This time for the Folk Song of The Week, Spider-Man. If you haven’t already noticed and since I didn’t mention it in the videos. Check out the differences in how I play frailing banjo when I am by myself and when I play with someone. This isn’t something you…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – God Save Ireland – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

Joel is back for this edition of the Irish Pub Song Of The Day Accompaniment. We usually do God Save Ireland in another key so it was fun getting Joel to laugh when we started to get into it. As I say in the video, we only do one take and right or wrong you…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day and Folk Song Of The Week – God Save Ireland and Spider-Man – Simple Melody

It’s time for the simple melody for the Irish Pub Song Of The Day and Folk Song Of The Week. God Save Ireland is one of my favorites of all time. Most people love The Wolfe Tones version, but when I saw Terry Murphy in Detroit, MI doing it live, I fell in love with…


Folk Song Of The Week – Spider-Man on Frailing Banjo

This week’s Folk Song Of The Week is Spider-Man. I had to think of something to top Somewhere Over The Rainbow and this seemed to hit the spot. It is also a great lesson in key of D. Everything except for two places in the song is right out of the chord forms. Have fun!!!…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – God Save Ireland on Frailing Banjo

This week’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day is a great song, God Save Ireland. This one is a little tricky when it comes to the simple melody. I know that when I show it to you on Wednesday, you’ll get it with just a little practice. God Save Ireland MP3 [Download] God Save Ireland…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Delayed a few hours

I got back from a great time at the Milwaukee Irish Fest and I didn’t have electricity. Everything is back on now, so I’ll put up the video after I get home from work. See you all then, Kelly


Milwaukee Irish Fest

So far it’s been a great day at the Milwaukee Irish Fest.  I brought Amber, her cousin Lisa and boyfriend and we’ve had a great time.  Now is the time that I’ve sent them to have fun while I catch up old friends.  I’ll post more pictures if I remember. See you all on Monday…


August Chicagoland Jam

I know that it is a bit late notice, but this month’s Chicagoland Jam Session is Saturday August 21st. This month we will be at Dr. Scott’s house.  He will be smoking some great different cuts of meat and it will be a family affair. If you would like to join us, please RSVP by…