Fairy Dance

An arrangement of a traditional Irish tune (AKA Old Molly Hare in old-time circles) by G. Swaine Buckley, from Buckley’s New Banjo Method, 1860.

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.