Can anyone help me - My thanks to Hal Allert who very kindly sent me an autobiography sent to him by my father Tom Barriball. When he was stationed in Egypt during the 2nd World War he did a Forces…Continue
"Hi Martin - After much searching and information from various sources 0n Classic Banjo there was a lot of information provided including the fact that Tom went to Plymouth for lessons on the train. It would not be possible today as there is no…"
I dont have much in the way of computer literacy but recently learned of your query ref where did Tom learn.He once told me that his first lessons were from his father, and that whilst still a schoolboy he took the train to Plymouth…"
"Hi Ian - I have seen your videos and think they are great. I have been a bit busy of late, for me anyway. I had two Power Point presentations to do, one in November & one in January for another Club. On top of which my wife gave me an…"
"Great piece of music - I well remember the Morgan as a "three wheeler" too. They've moved on a bit since those days though. It also, if I remember correctly a "V Twin" engine mounted on the outside at one time."
" I have had a good look at the video and enlarged it to the maximum possible, thankyou for uploading it.
Having enlarged the viewing level to maximum I can see that the Banjo that Tom (Father) is playing is one of his own making. If you…"
"My wife and I have just spent a weekend in Bournemouth and en-route we called in to see my brother Gary who now lives in Puddletown, Dorset. I had received the video message at that time otherwise I would have shown it to him. I notice it was taken…"
"Well done and that was quick! I only received your email mid-morning and they are up and running already. Your really are a genius where the running if the site is concerned. Congratulations, yet again to "Thereallyniceman" - Got the CD…"
"Hi Alan - I told you he was good - he had been playing the Banjo since he was 8yrs of age so there wasn't much he didn't know about the Banjo and playing Banjo Pieces. I actually transposed that piece of music for him when I was going to…"
"Hi Tarry , thanks for the download . Yesterday i dug out guitar version by Chet atkins of 12 street rag .i thought i might adapt to banjo. Iplayed your your fathers download just this mornning and there he is playing it .Abit scary i thought."
"Hi Mike - I seem to remeber my father playing this piece several years ago and he probably had sheet music for it. But where it is now I would not even like to hazard a guess. He used to play it when he was playing for ballroom dancing if my memory…"
"I think I would be inclined to call Chris Sands bluff - If the originals were from Tarrant Bailey Jnr how can he claim to own the copyright. I would want him to show me proof as to how he obtained or has he bought and paid for the copyright. I think…"
Can anyone help me - My thanks to Hal Allert who very kindly sent me an autobiography sent to him by my father Tom Barriball. When he was stationed in Egypt during the 2nd World War he did a Forces Broadcast every Thursday Afternoon - Has anyone any knowledge or contacts at the BBC as to how I might be able to get hold of some copies of these Radio Broadcasts?He always used to say "Hello" to his Mum (my grandmother) and an Aunt in Bristol. It used to go out on a Thurday afternoon and was…See More
Tom was a legend, and as Rob Murch said, " with a wicked sense of humour ". If you go into the 'Classic Banjo" which is one of the best sites around. http://www.classicbanjo.com/covers/image22.htm There is a Front Cover that I specially designed for one of Tom's better known pieces. Ray
Hello Tarry, yes I knew Tom very well, often making the trip down to Devon for a tune or two. On one occasionI took William J Ball to meet Tom on another trip Alf Brimble came with me. I have some music Tom sent me on a piece of scrap paper, on the reverse is written your name 'Tarrant Barriball'. I often wondered if you were named after Tarrant Bailey. I first met Tom at the home of my banjo teacher, Horace Craddy, who took lessons from Tarrant Bailey Snr. Tom bought Rob Murch up with him on one occasion, we have been friends ever since. I have videos and photos, plus numerous letters from Tom, he was a wonderful inspiration and a true character with a wicked sense of humour.
I dont have much in the way of computer literacy but recently learned of your query ref where did Tom learn.He once told me that his first lessons were from his father, and that whilst still a schoolboy he took the train to Plymouth regularly on Saturdays for lessons with Joe George.
Joe composed "Kissing Cup" which Tom introduces on the widely circulated tape.I think when Tom introduces the piece on tape he only says "before the war I used to go to Joe George" but this was for tuition. Jill and I were in close contact with Tom and Mon for the last seven years of Tom's life and cherish the memories,think of him every day. What a man!
Warmest wishes Tarry
Jill and Marin
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