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Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos

Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos

The first half of Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar features Ken Perlman playing banjo in the clawhammer style he is known for and helped develop.In the second half of the album, Perlman demonstrates his considerable skill as a melodic guitar player, taking inspiration from Irish harp tunes, including some that are several hundred years old. Many of these songs are dance tunes, but as Perlman explains in the accompanying liner notes, "When played for listening (as opposed to dancing) on five-string banjo and guitar, they take on a new character—they lose a little drive and rhythmic punch, but the melodies shine out as the exquisite gems they are."

Track Listing

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St. Anne's Reel / La Renfleuse Gorbeil (medley) Ken Perlman 2:53
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102
Humours of the Castle Comer / The Blarney Pilgrim (medley) Ken Perlman 3:04
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103
Beaumont Rag Ken Perlman 2:49
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104
Johnny Cope Ken Perlman 4:43
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105
Leather Britches Ken Perlman 2:36
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106
Golden Keyboard / Nine Points of Roguery (medley) Ken Perlman 3:11
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201
Taylor's Twist Ken Perlman 2:01
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202
O'Carolan's Welcome Ken Perlman 2:24
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203
The Humours of Ballylaughlin Ken Perlman 2:37
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204
Madame Bonaparte Ken Perlman 2:40
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205
Don Tremain's Reel Ken Perlman 1:32
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206
The Return From Fingal Ken Perlman 2:33
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207
Planxty Lord Inchiquin Ken Perlman 3:06
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208
Swingin' on a Gate Ken Perlman 1:44

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