O’Neill’s Tunes For Clawhammer Banjo (BOOK)
Well look at that, just in time for Christmas it’s here! My new book is available on Amazon in most countries. It’s my clawhammer arrangements of tunes from the legendary O’Neill’s collection of traditional Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes.
Included are lots of tunes in different keys within the same tuning so you can build up some sets of tunes for medleys in sessions rather than having to retune or recapo all the time! However, there are plenty of tunes in G tuning, double C tuning and sawmill as well as one in my newly invented A major tuning that allows the banjo to get those lower notes of a tune that are usually out of our range.
Please note the book is not aimed at beginners – the tunes are quite challenging although there is a fairly wide cross section of difficulties and there are a lot of detailed notes on how best to approach tabs in general and these tunes in particular. So hopefully there’s something for everyone.
It’s been a fun ride getting all of this together and I’ve discovered lots of fantastic new tunes in the process!