Darling Nelly Gray

This well-known song was written in 1858 by Benjamin Hanby. This fingerstyle arrangement for 5 string banjo was published by James Buckley in 1868.

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.