Historic banjo performers Peter LaBau & Mitch Nolin perform at the studios of Lowell Telecommunication Corp (LTC) winter 2013.

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Comment by thereallyniceman on June 3, 2013 at 7:57

Carrie Horgan found this superb video from site member Peter LaBau on Youtube. I have linked this in the videos section so that all can view it. Peter does an excellent job discussing the origins of Classic Banjo and plays some wonderful tunes, so get a coffee, sit down and relax for half an hour and be entertained!

Comment by Terry Miller on June 4, 2013 at 10:52
This is just fantastic. Congratulations. The banjo playing is superb and has stirred me to try a few of the pieces. I would be interested to know what tuning is being used on what appears to be a five string mando cello and what technique Mitch is using. Seems to be fingerstyle combined with strumming. Keep it up!
Terry Miller
Comment by Terry Miller on June 4, 2013 at 11:02
Also can anyone tell me what the real title is of "Joe Morley's Cakewalk" as played on here , or where I can get the music?
Comment by thereallyniceman on June 4, 2013 at 11:37

Hi Terry,

Joe Morley's most famous piece has been a victim of current sensibilities for the past.

The title at the time of composition was "Niggertown" but this is nowadays often changed to Morleytown, Dashtown, Darktown, Joe Morley's Cakewalk or other variations.

The original score is available under its original title in the MUSIC LIBRARY

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