Sam Bayard Collection

Samuel P. Bayard lived in southwestern Pennsylvania in the early 1900's and became interested at an early age in the fiddle and fife music of his part of the country.  He listened by ear and notated from his sources when he began in 1928.  By 1948 he gratefully added a recorder to his tools. His enormous collection appeared in books such as Dance to the Fiddle and March to the Fife and Hill Country Tunes.  (Access a downloadable pdf of the latter title here.) Recently the notated musical pieces are becoming the subjects of modern old-time musicians such as Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers (check out their Snapping Bug Music site) and Todd Clewell.  Included in this jukebox are clawhammer solo banjo arrangements with TAB available.

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