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Playing Jigs (6/8 Time Tunes) in Clawhammer

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Now Offering Online Banjo Clinics

Ken now offers online banjo clinics. Here are the clinics for November (click on the links to learn more)

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New Interview in “Making Music Magazine”

Ken was just interviewed for Making Music Magazine. The piece is accompanied by a 15-minute video in which Ken demonstrates how to master the arts of drop-and-double-thumbing. View the interview here.

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Ken Just Interviewed in “Clawhammer Rules”

Ken was just interviewed by moderator Martha Yakovleff Stone for the Facebook group, “Clawhammer Rules.”  Read it here. . .

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Ken’s Newest Banjo Instruction Book Just Published!!

Ken’s newest tab/instruction book, Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, has just been published by Mel Bay Publications. Ken draws on several decades of experience as a player and arranger to create authentic note-for-note settings for over 100 exquisite tunes. Click here for book details, complete tune list, and to order a copy.

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New Students Welcome!!

If you’re looking to expand your clawhammer skills during this pandemic, I’m happy to take on a few new students. For details contact me at ken@kenperlman.com and we’ll go from there.

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CDs & COMPANION ITEMS >31  Frails & Frolics CD 15.00 Just out!! Frails & Frolics: Fiddle tunes from Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, & Elsewhere on Clawhammer Banjo Ken’s first all-banjo recording and his first solo project in years. He has collected some truly wonderful reels, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs, arranged them beautifully […]

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Concerto for Banjo & Orchestra Now Available on CD

Ken reprised his performance of “Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra” by Harold Schiffman in January 2016 with the North/South Chamber Orchestra under conductor Max Lifchitz in Manhattan. The entire ensemble went into the studio soon afterwards and the entire three movements appears as the first three tracks on the CD Vintage Soundscapes & More (N/S […]

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Alan Jabbour’s Legacy Celebrated at the Library of Congress

The life and musical legacy of renowned Appalachian-style fiddler and folklorist Alan Jabbour (1942-2017) was celebrated at the Library of Congress on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The event featured a reception, brief presentations that featured Alan’s accomplishments and legacy by Carl Fleishhauer, Stephen Wade, and me, followed by a jam session (led by Bertram Levy […]

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Latest News on the East Tennessee Banjo Academy

Plans for the East Tennessee Banjo Academy have unfortunately been suspended indefinitely (too many events in the region with a similar focus).

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