Pat and Patrick Costello

is creating frailing banjo and folk guitar workshops

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Funky Folkies
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Folk music fans helping us share the joy of homemade music!
The Costello Video Archive
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Exclusive access to the instructional videos that made Pat and Patrick Famous!

Private Instruction
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One-on-one instruction in the art of frailing banjo with Patrick and/or Dear Old Dad

  • Open to all levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Lessons are conducted through video chat.
  • Lessons run 45 minutes.
  • One lesson a month.
  • Lessons are on any weekday between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Eastern time.
  • We will contact you to schedule your first lesson.




Since 1997 my father and I have been creating web-based tutorials for frailing banjo, folk guitar and other musical instruments. We have introduced literally tens of thousands of people to the joy of homemade music.

We have produced over 800 videos with millions of views on YouTube and hundreds of podcast workshops. Patrick has written several books including, The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo. A Book of Five Strings and Songs for Sunday. In keeping with his commitment to the spirit of folk music, 

We have been doing this for a long time. We need to update our equipment. The Internet is changing and platforms like YouTube are not what they once were. Your contribution will help us continue to teach and share the joy of folk music with the world.

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Patrick's Book In Progress
Patrick is known around the world for his groundbreaking books. The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo, A Book of Five Strings, Songs For Sunday and many more.

Now Patrick is inviting patrons a unique glimpse into the creation of a new book.
Patrick's neurological difficulties make typing difficult, so he is writing the first draft of his new book by hand. In pencil on legal pads.

As the book is created Patrick will be posting scans of the original handwritten manuscript for patrons as the book comes to life. As the book goes through the first and second drafts, patrons will get to experience the creation of a unique book about the joy of homemade music.
When the book is completed patrons will get the completed ebook.

The Daily Frail
Patrick’s legendary audio series returns!  Usually updated seversal times a week as time allows.

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