Sunday, 27 September 2009

Fingerstyle tenor banjo workshop at Irish festival

Mirek Patek and Earl Scruggs at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in 2004

Mirek Patek (CZ) has been a regular attender at the annual Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in Longford, Ireland, where he has been easily noticeable with his white-topped cap and his finger-picked tenor banjo.

At this year's Johnny Keenan festival (24-27 September), Mirek was taking part for the first time as an instructor, giving workshops in his unique style. For more details and examples of Mirek's finger-picking technique on tenor banjo, consult his website or his YouTube channel. How did he come to develop it? The answer is here.