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Re: Tommy Makem's Banjo
You are correct about that. I believe it was is left hand. I have a book I can check this in, or I could email his son Rory I suppose if it doesn't say in the book. But that is why almost always played in C tuning.
: Glen, his hand was crushed by a press in the
: 1950s, so that may explain it.
: Unfortunately, none of the articles says
: whether it was his right hand or his left