"Really looking forward to coming up to your club Russ. Should be a great night and it would be lovely if any other banjoers can make it along too! Even to come along and have a chat and say hello! Cheers Rob"
"I've tried playing with bare fingers on a steel string but it's never occurred to me to try it with fingerpicks.
I'm definitely going to have a go, it would be great to be able to play a fingerstyle tune or two in sets where i can…"
Thanks for the really interesting podcast. The recordings were discussed here a bit in May and I concur with the consensus opinion that Hold the Woodpile Down is primarily down stroke. Some of his playing could be a bit of a…"
Absolutely fascinating little Podcast. Richard Ineson knows a bit about this guy.We love the shock the family express on discovering their ancestor was in fact not a Spanish guitarist after all but but a banjo player!I've ordered the vinyl so I'm going to wait to have a really close listen, but What do we think of the style - is it stroke or guitar?See More
"Hello Russ and Joe.
I will engage my grandson's help in uploading a few photographs of my granddad. I am a bit of numpty when it comes to uploading and stuff. Please forgive me but \I will get back to you as soon as I can. "
"I would very much like to se them too.
I if the technicalities defeat you Alan then maybe send me a private message and you could post copies of the material to me and I'll post it on here for everyone?Thanks for saying hello!"
There is a button on the top of the text entry area (where one types text) that looks sort of like a picture of a mountain with a sun or moon. On my computer it is second from the right on the top of the page.
Click that and then…"
"No, he was clean shaven. I know this because he was my grandfather. If I knew how I would upload a photograph, of which I have several. My nephew, David Rose of Music Inn, Nottingham, has some metal plates of his other music.
""...This very Shackleton Centenary Zither Banjo has already been used by Winston Marshall (of Mumford and Sons), with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, for a very special centenary recording inspired by Shackleton's adventure which will be…"
"Great picture, Marc, but not sure of the relevance?
When I first got the Clipper about ten years ago I got it set up by Doug Parry at John Alvey Turner.
Since then I've changed the head and given it a good once over with the metal polish,…"
"Hmm - I'm in North Wales so popping in not so easy. I'll make contact again in a week or so to see if you still have it. (Moving house this week - not far, but still time consuming.) Did you do the work on it?"
"They aren't too bad. They are a bit more of a fiddle than modern planetary tuners naturally, and switching between tunings is more time consuming but once it's in its very stable. It's not so awkward that I thought it was worth…"