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        Michael Gaffney can be considered one of the great innovators in traditional Irish music. His recordings on the tenor banjo were apparently the absolute first case of such jigs and reels being played on that instrument. This four-string version of the banjo, lacking the mysterious and perhaps even obnoxious high drone string associated with Appalachia and the five-string, eventually became so accepted into the music of Ireland that many listeners assume an involvement that goes ... Read more

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