"These are silly money prices....Ivor Maraints managed to make a grand on a Vibrante a couple of years ago, Steve Noon failed! There were at least two on stalls at the Clowne Rally - both in better condition than these, one was a Camm and the other a…"
"What a fantastic day!
Brilliant turn-out, although some faces missing - Bill Waistall from the NE, Peter Kennedy from Liverpool and Ray Bernard (still recovering from various ops) to name but a few.
The Community Tunes went down well,…"
"Thanks Ian, 7.30am and we're just loading up, the Road Crew will be here around 8.30 and then pedal to the metal down the M1. Tom's catering team have worked through the night roasting pork, baking bread rolls and icing the cakes. We will…"
"Thanks for the support Ian, lots of exciting things at the first Rally of the year. Tom has the list of community numbers - scores and simplified parts available to give everybody a chance at having the "real banjo orchestra" experience"
It all depends on whar you are looking for, but I think in all honesty you will find nothing in London. Shops like Hobgoblin have new banjos and may have some vintage instruments but I would check their stock list first. The bulk of the…"
Just an aside, for UK members only it looks like Mimmo is over here on Saturday giving lecture at the Lute Soc meeting at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).
I was interviewed before Christmas by a guy from a German radio station about zither-banjos. Parts have been included in his program which is going out on Sunday. You can listen to it online: http://www.dradio.de/dlf/
But because Germany is one hour ahead, it starts at 14.05 pm English time.
Hello David, I always think about you over in the UK and how you are doing. I don't get on Skype much anymore. (we use to do text chats together on Skype a long time ago) so it is good to be able to catch up on what you are up on here on this site. When I have a chance, I need to develop my homepage more.
Take care - Charis
Hi David !
Nice to earing from you! I can understand that good peoples are always on good sites, your photos are so good ! I will put some tune on this site next.
Also some good cylinder music, i 'm collecting banjo cylinders music , i have some good old recordings of Ossman & Van Eps, i have also an Edison talking machine, i planning to catch on my camescope and put it on this site too. Carl Anderson had a good idea !!!
That all sounds fantastic! Thanks for the info. I'll definately come along if I can manage to get the time off. I dont exactly know any of the pieces being played though, and Im not good enough to learn them in time, but Ill be sure to come along and listen
thankyou for your friendship offer, I had a wonderful day at Ridgway and, I'm always impressed by the standard of playing ta these events, hopefully I may play one soon, (it,s the red light syndrome) at home it's easy, elsewhere, difficult.
May I add, I liked the sound of the Clifford Essex banjo, it has a good tone.
Hope to see you at Bretby,
It was through a google search by one of my sons that we came across this site in the first place. We`are trying to trace back through the family tree and he came across it as a result of the Google search. One of my brothers has a CD or something that had mentions of my father on the Cover of the CD. I have not seen the CD or the cover but I have read somewhere that Rob Murch was taught to play (I think by my father but I am not sure). My first name is actually Kenneth but I never use it as my father named me after his great "Banjo Idol" the one and only "Tarrant Bailey Jnr" my second christian name is as you might guess Tarrant but it got shortened to Tarry by my parents unless they were annoyed with me as a child then it was always "Tarrant" or even "Kenneth Tarrant".