"Thanks Rob! Your recordings are one of the things that inspired me to take up Classic style banjo... I also gave fingerpicks a second chance after hearing the brilliant tone you get with them!
"You're a good man Dave. Thanks for Whitby! Great to see Tom Ryan and Richard as well.
Really liked the sound of the New CE Sharpe, very bright on tone, nice to look at too! The trouble is I have too many banjos already..."
"Thanks for good feedback. Galop de Concert is a great solo. I don't know about you but what do you think of when playing a solo in public? I never think of the tune too much (whats coming next, chords run downs etc) it puts me off. I try and…"
"Ian, I think the BIG Thank you needs to go to you not me. I think you have done such a brilliant job on this website to promote our style of banjo playing. Your time spent on this website behind the scenes is really appreciated by all the…"
Backwell Banjo Rally- 8th September 2012 The Southwest Regional Banjo Rally will be held on September 8th. 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. Free parking is available at the rally…See More
"I thought Richard had to take it a bit easier after his recent events of health. Sounds like he's a banjoman in demand!! Take it easy Richard, if you want me to carry your biggun banjo let me know...."
Shackleton: If you play bloo*dy Whistlin' Rufus or Swannie River one more time that damn banjo is going on the fire!
ps. I speak from experience as this is just what our neighbours said about my banjo when they heard Whistlin'…"