The Mysterious Barricades by Francois Couperin 1668 - 1773

French harpsichord music played on five string banjo

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Comment by thereallyniceman on September 22, 2018 at 14:17
Well, French harpsicord music on a 5 string banjo!!!
... and who says the banjo isn't a versatile instrument?

Very good playing. Know any 17th Century ragtime?
:-)
Comment by Dave Raphaelson on September 22, 2018 at 22:45

Thanks Ian It sure is.With all the great ragtime in the music library,especially with the transcriptions of the exceptionally talented Steve Harrison I don't need to look any further than here. Thanks for all,you do!

Comment by Trapdoor2 on September 23, 2018 at 1:16

Very nice!

My very first LP that had any sort of "Classic" banjo on it was one from banjoist (now professor) Paul Smith in 1983, titled: "Mysterious Barricades, The Banjo Redefined".  It not only featured the titular piece but also a great rendition of Lamb's "Ragtime Nightingale". All on open-back, nylon strung banjo, of course. I xferred it to mp3 and thus still listen to it on my ipod regularly.

Comment by Dave Raphaelson on September 23, 2018 at 1:42

Thank you would love to hear that.

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