A brilliant and often moving recording by the Scottish 'early music' banjo, lute and guitar player, Rob MacKillop. This recording accompanies a book of the same name from Mel Bay Publications.
Performed on a gut-strung banjo by Luke Mercier in the style of late 19th-century banjos by Fairbanks and Dobson, and using historically accurate techniques, the sound is mellow, warm and intimate - words not usually associated with the modern banjo.
Rob MacKillop has been desribed as:
"A top-drawer player" Early Music Today
"One of Scotland's finest musicians" Celtic World
And from the maker of the banjo featured on this recording:
''I must say that it is a real treat to hear the classical rep. played on one of my instruments. This experience with you has opened up a new dimension to the banjo for me. Thank you!'' - Luke Mercier, luthier
More info at http://www.ClassicBanjoRM.com