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Eddie Tobin
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There was some discussion a while ago about the banjo player Eddie Tobin. I have an old recording (1973) taken during a prolonged stay in the Adelaide Hospital. I became very good friends with Eddie,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Coyne Aug 9.

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Frank Coyne replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi John, Please give me a call on (087) 254 2634 when you get a chance. Regards. Frank"
Aug 9
Joel Hooks replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"So, I spent a good part of the weekend working on "Return of The Regiment" because of listening to these recordings.  For some reason if did not stand out until now.  The trio is tricker than it should be. I also enjoyed his…"
Jun 12
paul Anthony Tobin replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi thereallynicemanYes, you are quite right and I'm not sure how that happened. It is indeed Return of the Regiment. It's been a long time since I listened to Dad's recording, and indeed, a long time since I've played the banjo.…"
Jun 10
John McAllister replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi Paul, Thank you so much for the further recordings of your Dad playing. I was in hospital from July to October that year and we became good friends. I think he was in and out a few times during my stay so was very sad at his passing. My recording…"
Jun 10
thereallyniceman replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi Paul, Thanks for the recordings...but I think that the :beatasyougo" is actually Grimshaw's "Return of the Regiment" !"
Jun 10
paul Anthony Tobin replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi John Many thanks for those recordings. Did you record them in the hospital? If so, then these are probably the last recordings from him are hence are very special for me. He died in the Adelaide hospital in Sept 1973. I will attach some files of…"
Jun 8
Frank Coyne replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Many thanks John, much appreciated. Kind regards. Frank"
Jun 8
thereallyniceman replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Thank you John! I have now received and uploaded the Eddie Tobin recording. Members can now download and/or listen to the tape at the top of the discussion post. Many thanks!"
Jun 8
John McAllister replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi Frank, Thank you for attachments. Paul has been in touch and it is great to make this connection. Eddie passed on to me in the time I got to know him, a great love for 5-string banjo which has continued to this day. I have shared a link to the…"
Jun 8
John McAllister left a comment for John McAllister
"Hi Paul,This is great. Your dad and I became great friends in the hospital. We used to talk late into the evening about all sorts of things. He was going to teach me the banjo when we got out of hospital but sadly it wasn't to be but he left me…"
Jun 8
Frank Coyne replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Banjo Solo: Banjo Antics By Eddie Tobin"
Jun 7
Frank Coyne replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Re: Eddie Tobin Information, just for the record. Frank Coyne"
Jun 7
paul Anthony Tobin left a comment for John McAllister
"Hello John I was passed this discussion from my friend, Frank Coyne, a pupil and friend of Eddie, and hence my interest. Eddie was my dad and I have lots of recordings of him but would always like to hear other ones. I can let you have a copy of…"
Jun 7
Frank Coyne replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"Hi John, What a surprise, I was a pupil and a good friend of Eddie's and would very much appreciate a copy of the recording you mention. I have also mentioned your post to Eddie’s son Paul who no doubt will also be in touch. Best…"
Jun 7
John McAllister replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"I am arranging to get it uploaded to the website so will let you know when it is available."
Jun 7
Joel Hooks replied to John McAllister's discussion Eddie Tobin
"I'd love a copy!  How does one get it? Thanks in advance. -Joel Hooks"
Jun 6

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At 20:18 on June 7, 2017, paul Anthony Tobin said…

Hello John

I was passed this discussion from my friend, Frank Coyne, a pupil and friend of Eddie, and hence my interest. Eddie was my dad and I have lots of recordings of him but would always like to hear other ones. I can let you have a copy of some of my recordings (maybe there is a mechanism for uploading to this site?). They need to be equalised as they were done many years ago

Paul Tobin

At 10:19 on June 8, 2017, John McAllister said…

Hi Paul,This is great. Your dad and I became great friends in the hospital. We used to talk late into the evening about all sorts of things. He was going to teach me the banjo when we got out of hospital but sadly it wasn't to be but he left me with a great love to this day for 5-string banjo music. The cassette recording has been sitting in my drawer for a long time and have been meaning to do something about it. I would love to have further recordings. I uploaded my recording to Dropbox and shared the link to the website administrator, Ian. This could be the way to go about it. It has been lovely to make this connection after all the years.

John McAllister

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