Lotus Jig

From Septimus Winner’s New American School for the Banjo, 1883. Not very jig-like as written (and played here.) I much prefer Ian Bell and Paul Draper’s versions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9puzFiJczNo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0msenlld8Hw

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.