Now here is treat for Marc and Mike and I hope for all of us.

 

A rare sound track, from around the 1950’s, from a TV recording made by the BBC featuring the London Banjo Club

LANCASHIRE CLOGS

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Wow! Very cool performance...quite a bit faster than I expected. Thanks Ian!

Brilliant, exciting and pleasant ensemble playing. When was the LBC disbanded? Are there any more recordings?

Massed banjos make a great sound IMO. I wonder why the high speed?   Correct me if I'm wrong, Ian (living in Lancashire  makes you an automatic expert!) but wouldn't a real live Lancashire clogger break his/her ankles trying  to dance at this speed?

Just to prove that all the loonies aren't  locked up:

 
Lancashire Coconut Dancers, and people think banjo playing and handbell ringing are daft !

Gaaa. The nightmares may start again...

 

Well...at least they have live music. 

Yes Mike ; all this is recorded by the  LCB ; i have these but cannot remember from where .. ?

Just before 3:46, just after the whistle, at least the pair in the lower right hand corner and maybe others, collide their bottoms!  Is this deliberate?  


thereallyniceman said:

Just to prove that all the loonies aren't  locked up:

 
Lancashire Cocoanut Dancers, and people think banjo playing and handbell ringing are daft !

My wife wants to join a group like this. I told her that I think this is men only despite the short skirts. I think she just wants to hear something other than banjo music.

I think that the only one of these fine banjoists who is still with us is Alan Middleton - sat right in front, to the right of the cameraman, Sally Murrell  is to his right, Freddy Musselbrook is playing the Contra Bass, my eyes aren't good enough to pick out the rest, but Pat Doyle will be able to identify them. A very spirited performance and although I am not a fan of the 'Lancashire Clogs' tune, it comes across quite well, at this speed.

To the left, front row is Leonard Hussey of Shackleton Fame.

I think that John Murrell is sat right in front of the Contra Bass, highly Brilliantined hair.

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Mike Moss said:

Are there any more recordings?

Here is a link to the recordings of the London Banjo Club

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