Rapahanock Jig

Some fun rhythm stuff going on in this one. By James Buckley, from his ‘New Banjo Method’ of 1860. Gourd banjo, eAEG&35;B tuning.

(The title as printed in the book is ‘Rapahanock’, although almost certainly a reference to the Rappahannock river. )

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.