Philadelphia Jig

From Frank Converse’s “New And Complete Method for the Banjo: With or Without A Master,” 1865. (The “Green” book.) See also Callowhill Jig from Converse’s 1865 “Banjo Instructor, Without a Master” (The “Yellow” book.)

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.