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I am thrilled to tell you that my new banjo recording "My Lucky Stars" Is now available! This recording project is a collection of mostly original instrumental music composed on the 5 string banjo over the last ten years. As a bonus I have also included two fiddle tunes in the mix– one composed by Jim Childress and a traditional tune. There are some solo, duo pieces with Chris Coole on guitar, and band selections with Chris Coole- guitar, John Showman- fiddle, Hannah Shira Naiman -fiddle, and Max Heineman on bass.
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My Lucky Stars
 is being made available for purchase as a cd or download directly from this website, with a secure payment system. 


"He loves clawhammer banjo, it’s tone, the tunes, the lilt, and it shows.  He wants to share it. And he does, quietly, carefully, and as comfortably as an old shoe. This is a beautiful, thoughtful, glorious collection of tunes that we can get lost in precisely because Naiman does. Love it, love it, love it."   Glen Herbert , Penguin Eggs Magazine
 

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I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario to produce this new recording project!

I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario to produce this new recording project!

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Congratulations to Arnie Naiman
"​My Lucky Stars" has been Nominated for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year award for the ​2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
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ANNOUNCING a new recording by Hannah Shira Naiman
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With her new record Know the Mountain, due October 7,2016 Hannah Shira Naiman charms the listener with an even more bold, layered, and mature set of tunes.
The record crosses from sweet waltzes about fishes and birds to dark murder ballads and haunting instrumental reels. Naiman intensely studied fiddle -- a new instrument to her -- near the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia between records, and shares the result of her latest inspiration in two original fiddle tunes.Also contributing to Know The Mountain is guitar and banjo from Arnie Naiman, percussion from Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) and bass from Brian Kobayakawa (Creaking Tree String Quartet). Emily Adam (Blackest Crow) joins with harmony vocals. Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, Rheostatics) produced the album.

Hannah Shira Naiman will release Know the Mountain in October at the Tranzac in Toronto, touring Ontario and Quebec through the fall, and the US midwest and northeast in spring 2017.
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Old Time / banjo music  selections including two recordings of tasteful, mostly clawhammer banjo music by Arnie Naiman & Chris Coole, a banjo music compilation which includes bluegrass and Irish tenor playing styles - "The Banjo Special, and a cd by Ragged But Right of "Down Harmony Road" which is mainly old time duet singing and playing.  "Gentleman From Virgina" features  southern string band songs and tunes from the Albemarle Ramblers!!

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