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>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 for banjo, and crafted them into entertaining  “sets” or medleys. Also features some Southern numbers. Accompanied by http://newpotatoboxes.co.uk/contact-us/ Janine Randall, piano, and on others by http://restaurantapplianceparts.com/?p=54826 Jim Prendergast, guitar.  17 cuts presenting over 45 tunes; with 8pp. booklet featuring intro, notes on all tunes, keys, and banjo tuning info.

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29  You Can’t Beat the Classics CD 15.00

Ken Perlman teamed up with noted Appalachian style fiddler Makouda Alan Jabbour and guitarist/vocalist Jim Watson, a founding member of the former Red Clay Ramblers. Features some intriguing new versions of common old-time tunes, along with several great tunes that have rarely if ever been recorded. This was Alan’s very last recording. 22 cuts in all.

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12  Southern Summits CD 15.00

Ken’s renowned collaboration with fiddle great Alan Jabbour. The repertoire consists mostly of tunes Alan collected from Henry Reed and other old-timers from West Virginia and other parts of the Southern Appalachians.

The focus of the recording is the fiddle-banjo duet, with banjo and fiddle as equal partners. 21 tunes annotated by an 8 page booklet.

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13  Northern Banjo CD 15.00

Ken’s crystal clear clawhammer ably supported by some great “north country” musicians on guitar, bass, fiddle, viola, mandolin, uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, bazooki and percussion.

PLUS, three of Ken’s patented fingerstyle guitar solos.

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14  Island Boy CD 15.00

Fiddle tunes from Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. Banjo cuts have lively accompaniment by Kevin Chaisson, piano, and John Rossbach, guitar. Also includes 3 fingerstyle guitar cuts CD.

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Cassette Tape available below.

26  Island Boy Cassette 10.00


15  Devil In The Kitchen CD 15.00

Marimac Music

Fiddle tunes from Scotland, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island played lyrically on banjo, accompanied by Fred Campeau on guitar.

Also includes 3 fingerstyle guitar cuts.

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Companion Tab Book

Banjo tab for every tune on the CD, below.

24  Devil In The Kitchen Tab Book 10.00

Devil In The Kitchen Digital


16  Live In The UK CD 15.00

Ken Perlman: Live In The U.K.

Halshaw Music

Recorded in the late ’80s, this is an eclectic collection featuring American, English, Scottish and original tunes, along with several accompanied vocals. Now a CD with guitar accompaniment on the banjo instrumentals by John Rossbach.

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Companion Tab Book

Banjo tab for every tune on the CD, below.

25  Live In The UK Tab Book 10.00


17  Clawhammer Banjo & Fingerstyle Guitar Solos CD 15.00

Folkways

Ken’s first album, originally an LP with side A featuring American and Irish tunes on clawhammer banjo and side B featuring Irish tunes on fingerstyle guitar. Now a digitally re-mastered CD with revised order (there no longer is a “Side A” or “B”), and with revised and updated liner notes!

Almost all the arrangements on this recording have by now appeared in one of Ken’s guitar or banjo instruction books. (Cassette no longer available).

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30 Vintage Soundscapes and More CD 15.00

New!!

Vintage Soundscapes opens with Ken’s performance as soloist in “Banjo Concerto,” Harold Schiffman’s three-movement composition for clawhammer banjo and orchestra, accompanied by the North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz. Also featured on the recording are compositions by Schiffman, Lifchitz, Elizabeth Bell, Edward Green, and Federico Ermirio.

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BANJO BOOKS & DVDs

1  Everything You Wanted To Know About Clawhammer Banjo 29.95

Mel Bay Publications

Based on 20 Years of Banjo Newsletter columns from 1982-2001.

Includes 120+ tunes in tablature, plus numerous musical examples and exercises. Not to mention lots and lots of commentary and explanations.

A set of recordings featuring all the tunes in the book played by Ken is part of this package. In the newest edition these recordings are available on-line through the Mel Bay website via a special access code.

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2  Clawhammer Style Banjo 24.95

Centerstream/Hal Leonard

The complete clawhammer tutor: 200 pages, 80 tunes plus numerous exercises.

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Companion Video

  • In DVD format (2 disks, 4 hrs.). Companion to Clawhammer Style Banjo book. Illustrates every tune and exercises.
  • In original VHS format (2 video tapes, 4 hrs.). Last few copies available in VHS format.

Note: The Clawhammer Style Banjo video is a supplement to the book; it is not designed to be a “stand-alone” product. If you prefer stand-alone videos see Beginning Clawhammer Banjo and Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo on the DVDs page.

9  Clawhammer Style Banjo: Companion DVD set 39.95
10 Clawhammer Style Banjo: Companion VHS set 9.95

 


3  Celtic and New England Tunes For Clawhammer Banjo 19.95

Mel Bay Publications

Original title, New England and Irish Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo; also published for several years by Mel Bay as Basic Clawhammer Banjo.

36 pages, 30 tunes. A set of recordings featuring all the tunes in the book played by Ken is part of this package. In the newest edition these recordings are available on-line through the Mel Bay website via a special access code.

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4  Melodic Clawhammer Banjo 19.95

Centerstream/Hal Leonard

The classic clawhammer tune book. Now back in print from Centerstream/Hal Leonard. The new edition includes a CD that features all 55 tunes.

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22  Beginner Clawhammer DVD 19.95

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23  Intermediate Clawhammer DVD 19.95

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GUITAR BOOKS

 

6  Fingerstyle Guitar 24.95

Centerstream/Hal Leonard

The complete fingerpicking tutor. 240 pages, 45 tunes plus numerous exercises in tab and standard notation. Companion video available below.

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Companion Video available, below.

Over one hour. Video available only in DVD format. Illustrates all tunes and exercises.

11  Fingerstyle Guitar: Companion DVD Set 24.95


8  Fingerpicking Fiddle Tunes For Guitar 19.95

Centerstream/Hal Leonard

Includes CD illustrating most of the tunes. Over 40 fiddle tunes arranged for fingerstyle guitar. This edition has 11 new tunes, all which represent arrangements that Ken has recorded on various CDs.

This book has also been published under the name, Traditional Dance Music for Acoustic Guitar.

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7  Advanced Fingerstyle Guitar 24.95

Centerstream/Hal Leonard

Includes CD illustrating all tunes. 210 pages, 35 tunes plus numerous exercises in standard notation. Lots on theory as well.

Formerly published as Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar.

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PEI

28  Couldn’t Have A Wedding Without The Fiddler 2 DVDs 35.95

The Story of Traditional Fiddling on Prince Edward Island

Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, Charles K. Wolfe Series

Just Out!! A social, cultural and musical exploration of traditional fiddle playing on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, on oral histories collected from about 150 fiddlers and other “Islanders.” The book colorfully brings to life the electric atmosphere of the old Island dances and the central role that fiddlers and their music once played in community life.

462pp.; includes c. 40 photographs and numerous musical examples.

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5  The Fiddle Music Of Price Edward Island: Celtic & Acadian Tunes In Living Tradition Book 29.95

Celtic & Acadian Tunes in Living Tradition

Mel Bay Publications

425 tunes, 215 pages with extensive commentary annotations and illustrations. A set of recordings featuring 43 field recordings of traditional Prince Edward Island fiddlers is part of this package (35 different fiddlers, 65 tunes, 72 minutes). In the newest edition, these recordings are available online through the Mel Bay website via a special access code.

Companion CD available, below.

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20  The Fiddle Music Of Price Edward Island, Companion CD 15.00

 


21  Old Time Fiddlers Of Prince Edward Island TAB 10.00

 


19  The PEI Style Of Fiddling: Eastern CD 15.00

 


18  The PEI Style Of Fiddling: Western CD 15.00