Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

I can't help but think of the singing of John McCormack here, clearly an influence on the composer.

Rating:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 96

Comment by carrie horgan on May 17, 2019 at 9:29

Lovely Rob - very pretty tune; almost like a chord melody arrangement.  I thought 'this sounds familiar' and then realised it is on the Clive Palmer 'Banjoland' album.  I have taken the Houghton zither banjo to The Banjo Works ('Andy Banjo') for some TLC so hopefully will have it back in a few weeks. 

Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 17, 2019 at 9:33

I didn't know about Clive's recording. I'll look out for it.

So, Carrie, what are your first thoughts on the Houghton?

Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 17, 2019 at 9:50

Ah, everything is on youtube these days! Here's the late Clive's rendition, more to Ian's liking, I imagine :-)

I don't know why he misses out the valse section:

Comment by carrie horgan on May 17, 2019 at 16:54

Well, Rob, it's hard to judge it really - the Houghton had the wrong strings and high-ish action but am sure it will be a good ZB once properly set-up.  I will post updates. 

Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 18, 2019 at 6:25

I see Andy Banjo has stopped selling anything but his own brand banjos. He used to sell vintage instruments. I wonder why he has stopped. 

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Classic-Banjo to add comments!

Join Classic-Banjo

© 2019   Created by thereallyniceman.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service