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Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Flower Of Scotland Frailing Banjo Lesson

I used to sing today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day, Flower Of Scotland with some Scottish friends when I lived in Michigan. We never planned it, but after a few drinks one of us would start off with it and we would all sing it at the top of our lungs. Every time I…


Frequently Asked Questions – Double Thumb, Drop Thumb and ASPO’s

I had a lot of emails about why I don’t teach double thumb, drop thumb and alternate string pull-offs. At first I was going to reply to everyone with a long-winded email but I decided to just create this video so it can be out there for everyone to see. My goal as a teacher…


Folk Song Of The Week – I Took My Gal Out Walkin’

The Folk Song Of The Week is I Took My Gal Out Walkin’. It’s a fun song on frailing / clawhammer banjo. I have simplified it down to the bare essentials and it still has a kick to it! Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to sing it!     I Took My…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – The Rose Of Allendale

I fell in love with this song back in the mid-90’s when I traveled from Champaign, IL to the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago to see The Makem Brothers perform. I was in the “market” for a new ballad and this one hit the spot. The only problem was that everyone else started playing…


Folk Song Of The Week – Sweet Sunny South

The Folk Song Of The Week this time around is Sweet Sunny South. There are many more verses than what I sang on the video and it’s a great, great song. This is a mainstay at our monthly jams and I love to make it as long as possible. Have fun with it and don’t…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – A Nation Once Again

The request came in to do one from Irish Pub Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1, so here it is. This time around the Irish Pub Song Of The Day is A Nation Once Again. This is a great one to play on frailing / clawhammer banjo. Play along and have fun! A Nation…


Folk Song Of The Week – Frailing Banjo Lesson: If I Lose, I Don’t Care

It was a frustrating experience trying not to be distracted by Sandy and Amber while I was recording this, but it was fun at the same time! If I Lose, I Don’t Care follows the same melody as White House Blues on the verse so today you get a two for one special. Have fun…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Frailing Banjo Lesson: Donegal Danny

I’m back after getting my butt kicked by DDP! Donegal Danny was a request and I had fun doing it, even though my family thought that it would be funny to try to throw me off by showing me pictures of Karen Gillan while I was recording. Have fun with it and remember that all…


Folk Song Of The Week – Frailing Banjo Lesson: Oh, Susanna!

I was glad to get this request since it’s a song that every banjo player should play at least once in their lives. Oh, Susanna is a great song on frailing banjo, so here goes the Folk Song Of The Week. Remember, have fun no matter what! Oh, Susanna MP3 [Download] Oh, Susanna (PDF) OH…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Frailing Banjo Lesson: Brennan On The Moor

Brennan On The Moor is the Irish Pub Song Of The Day this time around. This is a fun song, especially if you have three or four people to help you out in singing the refrain! Have fun with it and remember to sing the song, play the song, love the song, do the song…