fiddle tune, origin unknown but it's referenced in an old English folk tale.
Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
A quick multitrack with fretless tackhead banjo, tambourine and bones. From James Buckley's "Buckley's New Banjo Method", 1860. [more inside]
I guess this basically sort of sounds like Riverdance if it was played on a bunch of crazy synths. [more inside]