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.
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?