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John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “The Eighth of January”

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A three-mandolin, one-guitar version of the popular fiddle tune, played by the instructors at the first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp.

by Dan Gabel
January 08, 2018

While at our first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp last fall, instructors Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, and Joe K. Walsh, and Scott Nygaard treated students to this rousing version of the fiddle tune “The Eighth of January.” It was a fun highlight of the event, which was held at Kowana Valley Folk School and Lodge near Yosemite, California in mid-October. Students spent four days immersing themselves in great instruction, with rotating classes with all instructors.

Special thanks to Kowana Valley and to our Camp sponsors Straight Up Strings and MandolinCafe.com.

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Tags: Guitar, Mandolin
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Posted by jholton12@cfl.rr.com on
Great improve, not too out there, but very creative...I think the tune was once named Jackson's Reel or Jackson's March. Then changed to Eighth of January....then thanks to Jimmy Driftwood and Johnny Horton, The Battle of New Orleans.
Posted by Bob McCarthy on
Great! Sounds like "The battle of New Orleans" :-)
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