You want some music? Try this on for size…
Every Sunday night a group of us who are devoted to traditional Irish music gather at Ward’s Pub in Warwick, RI, for an evening of tunes and songs. This here is a light little preview. And yes… that’s me on the tenor banjo.
I’m not a great musician, but I’m not entirely a failure at it either. I think the point of music is the enjoyment in playing it, and I enjoy it a lot. I may not have all of the best techniques, nor know the fanciest tricks, or even be considered a professional level player. I’m strictly amateur, and I love it. Because I tend to focus on folkish music, i.e., traditional Irish and bluegrass, I play more than one instrument. For some reason, folk musicians always seem to play several instruments…moreso than, I think, a lot of rock or classical musicians. Go figure.
Currently, I manage to passably make sounds on the following:
Irish tenor banjo
I’m currently learning to ruin people’s ears with the fiddle and the ukelele. This is why it’s fun to be me.
Here is an early attempt at video-recording myself playing a tune. I think this was taken sometime in 2008. I’m playing an octave mandolin, and the tunes are The Red-Haired Boy followed by The Merry Blacksmith.
Obviously, I didn’t have much experience making video, hence the crappy quality of the second piece.