Deacon Buckley’s Jig

A simple little number from Buckley’s New Banjo Method, 1860. Two banjos, one playing the two parts of the tune in an AABBAA pattern, the other playing them in an AABBBB pattern.

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.