• New in Print and eBook: Banjo Picking Tunes - Christmas in the British Isles

    Banjo Picking Tunes - Christmas in the British Isles

    FENTON, MO. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the release of Banjo Picking Tunes - Christmas in the British Isles, by Lluís Gómez.

    This collection of 20 Christmas carols is written for the intermediate to advanced 5-string banjo player familiar with tablature in gDGBD tuning. These tunes are considered timeless folk songs that will enhance your musicianship and technique, and delight your friends and family at holiday gatherings.

    Recordings and extensive right-hand fingerings are provided as learning aids for each tune, leaving interpretation and left-hand fingerings up to the player. Readers are encouraged to make their own recordings of the carols to better evaluate their playing.

    Most importantly, you’ll celebrate Christmas with the joyous sound of the 5-string banjo! Includes access to online audio.


    From the book, the song "Carol of the Birds."


    • A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem
    • Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
    • Baloo, Lammy
    • Blessed Be That Maid Marie
    • Carol of the Birds
    • Coventry Carol
    • Ding Dong, Merrily on High
    • Down in Yon Forest
    • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    • I Saw Three Ships
    • In the Bleak Midwinter
    • My Dancing Day
    • On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
    • Once in Royal David’s City
    • Remember
    • The Bagpiper’s Carol
    • The Devonshire Carol/The Moon Shines Bright (Medley)
    • The Nativity (Rorate)
    • Wexford Carol
    • What Child Is This?

    Bound in saddle stitch, 32 pages.

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