The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33289   Message #444448
Posted By: JedMarum
19-Apr-01 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
Thanks Peter - you're a gentleman and a scholar, no matter what Rick Fielding says! ;-)

Roger - I think the accompaniment is primarily frailing banjo, with solos from fiddle and banjo and guitar maybe mando backup, maybe even bass. It is a lively melody.

I know Aubrey and Maturin would have chosen a very different melody with very different accompaniment.