"Home and unpacked from another superb weekend!
Good playing, good company and excellent hospitality.
The Community playing brought the whole afternoon to a satisfying end.
Thanks to Roger Bower for leading the "standards" and Helmut…"
"One thing we're trying to develop this year is a more general Community Session to bring the whole day to a happy ending.
As we are a "broader church" than Clowne or Backwell, we've asked various people to suggest tunes from…"
"Strangley enough I've seen a neck very similar to this one quite recently - it had been fretted with some strange looking pieces of copper. It had the same design of peghead, no fingerboard and a spoon heel - I'd put it early '70s/80s."
Saturday October 14th 2017Hilton House Hotel, Hilton, Derbyshire DE65 5GP All styles of banjo playing : Plectrum, Tenor, Irish, Bluegrass, Classic, Frailing etc. Doors open Noon Concert starts mid afternoon Contact: Keith Wilson 0113 2 588 243 http://banjorallies.uk/See More
"Absolutely cracking Rally last Saturday - great to see the "Old Firm" of Ineson/Doyle/Peabody in fine form as well as Rob Murch and Michelle. Very enjoyable .....keep an eye out for next years date.
Next Rally is MBF on 14th October Hilton…"
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 !!!
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".
I really enjoyed Backwell. A bit of an outing for a bass banjo. The jacuzzi in the hotel bedroom was huge, nect to the bed, asnd would have taken about three hours to fill. It WAS the honeymoon suite I know, but Mrs P had her own agenda, which we don't need to go into now.....