"This is bull-shit!
As far as I know the Hussey Windsor is in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwhich which is where Leonard, after encouragement from HRH Duke of Edinburgh.
Several people fought long and hard to make sure that it stayed put!"
Thank you for your welcome, Back in the sixties I played on my fathers 5 string Weaver banjos, but was more keen to learn the guitar. A few weeks ago I picked up my Merriman banjo and I can’t seem to put it down. Harold Merriman was…"
Welcome to the site - I've very little information on the Gloucester BMG Orch - did you play with them?
The bulk of the music on this site is for 5 string banjo - the 4 string plectrum banjo has a sadly neglected reportoire.
"Dow, the cause of death was a sudden cardiac arrest. Here is an excerpt from a letter from his daughters that arrived in the mail a few days ago. It cuts deep. I can hardly type the words without breaking up. Here is an…"
"My goodness this is a shame. I can't believe it, I just spoke with Hal a few months ago and he seemed as if all was well. Does anybody know cause of death? To echo the words of others, a banjo legacy in the classic community, he's already…"
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.....