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What has happened to William J Ball on Youtube
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Moss Mar 5, 2014.

On the Ganges by Bert Bassett
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Danielle Saxon Reeves Mar 8, 2013.

Banjoland on the BBC
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Mike Redman replied to David Wade's discussion Gordon Dando
"For those wishing to attend the funeral of Gordon Dando on Thursday 10th November I have had conformation that this will be at Haycombe Cemetery Whiteway Road Bath BA2 2RQ at 1.45pm not Bath Abbey as previously indicated."
Nov 8, 2016
Mike Redman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion For those new to Classic Style... here is why I like it so much!
"There is also a photo of TB Jr taken when he was in Tenerife, which from memory is the same banjo with the arm rest close to the neck, this would date the photo as 1960's, unless he was taking a holiday there prior to living in Tenerife?"
Sep 5, 2016
Mike Redman commented on thereallyniceman's video
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"Well done Ian, a great rendition of a very demanding solo.  I am almost there with it too, but the intense heat here in Cyprus this summer has limited my practice."
Aug 27, 2016
Mike Redman is attending thereallyniceman's event
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Midlands and North Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre

April 23, 2016 from 12am to 5pm
Exclusively for Classic Style Banjo playing, but all are welcome to attend.  If you don't play just come along and listen!There will be trade stands, general chat and an afternoon informal concert.See More
Apr 19, 2016
Mike Redman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Porter Stomp (1905)...Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton.
Jun 13, 2015
Mike Redman replied to John Cohen's discussion Cole's Eclipse vs CE Special XX/Concert Grand
"My C E Special XX does not even have a name plate and never has. The name 'Clifford Essex' and 15a Grafton Street w is stamped on the perch pole.  There are two notches on the inside edge of the tone ring but no serial number."
Apr 15, 2015
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Southwest Regional Banjo Rally at Backwell W I Hall

September 6, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm
Backwell Banjo Rally- 6th September       2014  The Southwest Regional Banjo Rally will be held on September 6th. at Backwell W.I. hall, which is located in the centre of the village, eight miles south of Bristol on the A370.  Easy access is gained from all directions using either the M4 or M5 motorways.  There is also a regular train service to Nailsea and Backwell which is on the main London to Penzance line with connections from Bristol Temple Meads.  Bristol airport is only a couple of…See More
Aug 26, 2014
Mike Redman commented on Mike Redman's event 'Southwest Regional Banjo Rally'
"The community tunes chosen for the Backwell Banjo Rally on 6th September are as follows:  Park Crescent MarchReturn of the RegimentRugby ParadeSunflower DanceWhistling RufusA Banjo OddityDonkey Laugh"
Aug 26, 2014
Mike Redman replied to David Wade's discussion Alf Brimble
"Sad news indeed, Alf was a true gentleman and accomplished banjo and guitar player.  I had the pleasure of knowing Alf for over twenty years.  We met every week for an evening of banjo playing and chat until I moved to Cyprus. …"
Aug 4, 2014
John Joyce left a comment for Mike Redman
"Well hello Mike, how the devil are you ? Long time no play here , mainly due to dupuytrens contracture, surgery last year enabled fretting again, so messing about again, wisheing I had never sold the Paravox - loved that one! Still around Bristol…"
Jun 11, 2014
Mike Redman left a comment for John Joyce
"Hi John, nice to see you on here, its been too long."
May 26, 2014
Mike Redman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"I would say you may need to use the 'upper crust' for a Cammeyer banjo."
May 25, 2014
Mike Redman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"Ref the vellum cleaning, my banjo teacher 'Horace Craddy' mentioned to me once to try using white bread, it did work, but I suppose it depends what caused the stains.  This could be construed as using ones loaf.  "
May 25, 2014
Mike Redman commented on marc dalmasso's blog post CE special woodhoop _all mapple & rosewood series
"I also have a CE Wood Hoop Special, with the wider rose wood finger board, one of my favourite banjos with a sweet tone and plenty of volume.  It comes a very close second to my CE XX Special."
Apr 30, 2014
Mike Redman commented on marc dalmasso's video
Apr 16, 2014
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Southwest Regional Banjo Rally at Backwell W I Hall

September 6, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm
Backwell Banjo Rally- 6th September       2014  The Southwest Regional Banjo Rally will be held on September 6th. at Backwell W.I. hall, which is located in the centre of the village, eight miles south of Bristol on the A370.  Easy access is gained from all directions using either the M4 or M5 motorways.  There is also a regular train service to Nailsea and Backwell which is on the main London to Penzance line with connections from Bristol Temple Meads.  Bristol airport is only a couple of…See More
Apr 9, 2014

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At 0:34 on April 4, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Crikey mate, that was fast. Great stuff.
At 17:39 on April 4, 2009, Rob Murch said…
Hi Mike, Have a great time. See you at Backwell
At 17:20 on May 25, 2010, Tarry Barriball said…
Hi Mike, Thanks for you comment. The family have lost and awful lot of information on him one way or another. You say that you used to travel down to Devon, where in the UK are you? Where was Horace Craddy based then? I've never heard that name mentioned before by father. and to think he was taught by my namesake's father is quite surprising to me. Clearly unlike our family, the banjo obviously ran in their family. Could you tell me how and when you would have met my father in the first place. I appreciate you have said at your Banjo Teacher's home, but where was that and why was my father there? Was it during the war years, in Egypt, or later and how did it come about? Like I said it is a world that we as a family know very little about and he never used to want to talk about it much. Did you ever get to the Camden Banjo Festival in the 70's? Wew would appreciate copies of any old photos you have and also anything else that you have we might like to see. It is not easy trying to build up a proper picture of him. The other names that you mentioned as bringing down with you are totally unknown to me. They are clearly "Banjo Followers" in some shape or other.

The more contacts I make the more I am wondering whether or not we could arrange a local "Banjo Festival" here in Launceston or somewhere in this area and call it the "Tom Barriball Memmorial Festival or something of that nature. Would it get much support do you think? Please keep in touch, my personal email address is ktbarriball@btinternet.com. Kind regards and thanks for your info, Tarry Barriball.
At 12:26 on May 26, 2010, Tarry Barriball said…
Thanks Mike, I would much appreciate that - hope you are enjoying Turkey. We went there three years on the trot a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (my wife & I that is). Look forward to hearing from you on your return to the UK. Kind regards and enjoy, Tarry
At 1:19 on March 6, 2012, allan ideson said…

thanks mike.its a good one ...i wish i knew a bit more .

At 7:13 on April 30, 2012, shirlee jacklin said…

I know where to come then if I need a holiday ive always wanted to go to Cyprus.Im no where near as good as I used to be very rusty and have a lot to learn again so yes this site is fantastic.

im sure you know that I lost my father this year very sad time for me as i loved

him very much but its him thats made me decide to make a come back so I need all the help I can get

take care and keep in touch x

At 13:12 on April 30, 2012, shirlee jacklin said…

Oh dear the joys of living abroad I hope you managed to fix your banjos

like you said they are our life line

At 1:38 on May 20, 2012, John Whiteoak said…

Hi Mike

It sounds great, a very brilliant tone, possible improved by age.  There is a bit of a twist in the neck where it was left for years under a bed without the strings slackened but this does not seem to affect playing or sound.   It also has a really solid and sturdy feel--something made to last and give service, unlike things today. 

Good wishes

John   

At 12:31 on May 20, 2012, John Whiteoak said…

Hi Mike

No unfortunately it has steel strings but  have now released the tension and will replace them with gut strings.

Good wishes

John

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