Sounds interesting.....

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wdgr5

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That's a great story....I never was aware of the banjo part of it. Thanks for pointing this out.
Oh yes indeed, Shackleton insisted Hussey bring along his banjo, a Windsor z-b that had previously serenaded members of the Nyum-Nyum tribe in the Sudan, saying : "It is is vital mental medicine and we shall need it". Hussey also played for penguins, who made clear their musical preferences.




Tim Twiss said:
That's a great story....I never was aware of the banjo part of it. Thanks for pointing this out.
Thank you for the link, I enjoyed listening to the programme.
see new post on The Banjo At The South Pole
Hi all, regarding this subject, here's another link where Hussey who was in the London Banjo Club is briefly mentioned. In the interview part.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5c8138eb5ebcce21d0d290dca69ceb5c...
Well spotted Russ, it is going to be an interesting listen - few will remember the battle that was fought to keep the banjo in the museum away from certain greedy people. I'm intrigued to know about Pete Stanley building a banjo for Tim - a z-b?
I was intrigued by PS demonstrating how a regular banjo sounded superior to a z-b and how it sounded not as good as the z-b sample.



David Wade said:
. I'm intrigued to know about Pete Stanley building a banjo for Tim - a z-b?
Quote:
Shackleton: If you play bloo*dy Whistlin' Rufus or Swannie River one more time that damn banjo is going on the fire!

:-)

ps. I speak from experience as this is just what our neighbours said about my banjo when they heard Whistlin' Rufus.

I was only just learning to play the banjo and was playing it over and over again for about 4 hours a day...every day !

I can't understand some people. :-)

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