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7-string banjo (with provenance!)
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I came across this - what looks like a fretless 7string banjo. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Nov 9.

Devil-May-Care (Olly Oakley)
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I have been enjoying listening to the Olly Oakley collection 'Banjo, Burlesque and Bolero'.  On the zitherbanjo.org.uk site there is mention of a tune he composed called 'Devil-May-Care' but,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Dec 12, 2017.

Outdoor banjo
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I keep hearing that skin-head banjos (and also nylon strings) are weather sensitive.  I haven't noticed this living in a temperate English climate but I wonder if playing outdoors in Autumnal weather…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 19, 2016.

New Century Zither!
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Nice eye-candy but, ouch, I would expect gold leaf and diamond encrusted inlay at that price!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 2, 2016.

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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Sorry if I've got in early before the launch - I can't believe you are scanning all these documents.  I am continually blown away by the generosity of the Classic banjo community.   Also, how cool does William J Ball look on the…"
Dec 8
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Well spotted!  I do love Olly Oakley and there are only a handful of photographs of him available.  Can I also just say how generous it was for John Field to gift his BMG magazines to the Classic banjo community - and I can't imagine…"
Dec 8
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion 7-string banjo (with provenance!)
"Thanks Marc - that sounds lovely.  I will have to check out the album. Kemp's Jig - I think the story behind that tune is that it commemorates an Elizabethan actor/clown who Morris-danced all the way from London to Norwich in nine…"
Nov 9
Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion 7-string banjo (with provenance!)
"I met Michael Nix at the Banjo Gathering. He plays delightfully on the 7-string banjo:"
Nov 9
carrie horgan replied to Eric Crum's discussion Songs for a beginner?
"There is a nice version in the Bradbury MelBay book too."
Nov 9
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion 7-string banjo (with provenance!)
"sorry that link doesn't work. Here is another link but can't find the button to may it active (ah well - just post in browser) https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/search-results?searchTerm=harry+angel+banjo"
Nov 9
carrie horgan posted a discussion

7-string banjo (with provenance!)

I came across this - what looks like a fretless 7string banjo.  https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bearneshamptonandlittlewood/catalogue-id-bearne10069/lot-bfd4f55d-5907-4ddc-9aeb-a98f00dc01b0It comes complete with a portrait photograph of the owner with banjo and 3 Herbert J…See More
Nov 9
carrie horgan commented on Aaron Jonah Lewis's video
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Aaron Jonah Lewis - Grace and Beauty, by James Scott

"Just saw your earlier post - it is a B+D - very nice!"
Oct 25
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Aaron Jonah Lewis - The Banshee, by Emile Grimshaw

"Brilliant playing - keep posting!"
Oct 25
carrie horgan commented on Aaron Jonah Lewis's video
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Aaron Jonah Lewis - Grace and Beauty, by James Scott

"Lovely playing - I like the tone you are getting from your banjo.  Is it a Bacon and Day? Steel or nylon strings?"
Oct 25
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Yes, it feels weird at first.  I don't know what height your banjo bridge is but if its a low one this might be why you are hitting the head - it will probably need to be at least 5/8.  Look forward to hearing the results Ian.  I…"
Oct 1
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Hi Ian - you rule-breaker! I am shocked! Seriously, you might enjoy listening to Jean-Marc Andres with The Belle Epoque Ensemble (available on CD Baby) - he plays ragtime/classic banjo on steel strings with fingerpicks.  'Progression'…"
Sep 26
carrie horgan replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"The only tab method book I know of is the one David Caron mentioned: 'The Fingerstyle Banjo and How to Play It' by Alan Middleton (in  notation and tab).  I would say it is a bit 'dry' - not enough tunes.   If you…"
Jul 22
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "new" Cammeyer and Oakley record !!
"Thanks for sharing this. I have not heard this one before either - it's a good quality recording too.  I really like their duet of Chinese Patrol (even though the only recording I have heard is pretty scratchy) - they give it some welly!"
Jul 19
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Jun 30
carrie horgan commented on thereallyniceman's video
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The Banshee - Michelle Holding Banjo

"Very cool - I love the swing-syncopation in the second part."
Jun 30

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Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ

Here is another one which is more ragtime…

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Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

The Bell Chimes

A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro).  Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)

https://soundcloud.com/banjopickingal-1/the-bell-chimes

Edit by Ian:

I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.

Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…

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Posted on November 1, 2014 at 15:00 — 8 Comments

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 19:03 on February 5, 2014, Alan Sims said…

hI Carrie , I realized after I asked you ,but that would be great . my email is jazzman3@btinternet.com

At 11:33 on February 6, 2014, Alan Sims said…

Thank you Carrie. I have put it in my learning folder.Have you tried zither banjo schottische .The tab is in library under David Wade nice tune and not to hard to play .

At 19:56 on March 10, 2015, Keith Wilson said…
Hello Carrie, Just watched your video, playing "The Jubillee".
Your playing sounds very tasteful on my old Stewart Banjeurine,
I recently sold it to Kevin @ Findajo !
Regards-Keith
At 18:45 on November 8, 2017, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Carrie,

I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from 'Ellis's Thorough School' and as I'm retired, I have plenty of time to practice. I really do appreciate your offer of help.

If you, or any fellow players live near me and might fancy meeting up occasionally, please message me. I live near Eastbourne, East Sussex. I also travel to Oxfordshire every couple of weeks for a camping weekend so I could make a brief detour.

Best wishes, Ian.

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