Callowhill Jig with Minor Variation

An elegantly arranged tune from the “Yellow book” by Frank Converse, 1865. Inspired by Bob Winans’ presentation at AEBG V and Greg Adams’ minor variation on Sebastopol Breakdown, I tried the minor treatment on this one and thought it worked pretty well. I call it “Barrowhill Jig”.

What Is This?

Long before jazz, old-time, or bluegrass, the banjo was associated with very different musical styles, now largely forgotten.

The music on this site is taken from (or inspired by) period sources from the 1800s through the early 1900s.