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Sad news of the death of UK player Derek Lillywhite
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Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Aug 15.

I have always had this strange power over women
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Fred Van Eps Classic Style as it should be :-)
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thereallyniceman commented on marc dalmasso's blog post Strange Part # 01
"Very odd! Are you sure that it is "original"?  What does the back of the resonator look like... is that inlayed? When I first saw this I recalled an old bentwood chair that my mother used to have! Maybe someone with considerable skill…"
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thereallyniceman commented on marc dalmasso's video
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"Hi Marc and Rémi.  Brilliant duet! Rémi, you are so lucky having your father to teach you and Marc you are lucky having such a talented son! I have not been around on site for a while as Mrsreallyniceman has found me a…"
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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Sad news of the death of UK player Derek Lillywhite
"Sorry to hear that Derek Lillywhite has passed.  I have a copy of his album 'Banjo Reminiscences' which is great as it is all classic banjo (a rare thing) - I particularly enjoy his dramatic rendition of Dance Morisco,…"
Aug 15
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Sad news of the death of UK player Derek Lillywhite
"RIP, Mr. Lillywhite. I'll have to go dig out my recording! I haven't heard it in years."
Aug 12
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Sad news of the death of UK player Derek Lillywhite

Yesterday I received the sad news from his son, Huw. I am sure that many members of the Classic Banjo Group and players in the UK will remember Derek.Dear sirs and lady'sIt is with great sadness that I have to report the passing off my father. Dad passed away on Friday the 4th of August. At 3pm. All of us were by his side at the hospital till the end. He has left a very large hole in our lives. Dad still played the banjo at home for his own pleasure and enjoyed spending time with us his…See More
Aug 11
Huw Lillywhite left a comment for thereallyniceman
"Dear sirs and lady's It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing off my father. Dad passed away on Friday the 4th of August. At 3pm. All of us were by his side at the hospital till the end. He has left a very large hole in our…"
Aug 10
thereallyniceman left a comment for Huw Lillywhite
"Welcome Huw, With a name like Lillywhite the banjo link was obvious!! Derek Lillywhite was around the banjo scene when I was taking Classic Banjo lessons from Chris Sands and I met your Dad in London and at Wythenshaw Forum in Manchester (I believe)…"
Aug 10
thereallyniceman replied to Josh's discussion New to classic Banjo
"Welcome Josh, You have eventually found THE finest style of banjo playing :-) Carl  (Old Cremona) used to run this website years ago and he is a great player. If you need any help just ask, and do keep us informed of your progress. Ian,…"
Aug 6

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At 21:20 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you found us, Ian. Welcome.
At 20:11 on April 10, 2009, Jody Stecher said…
Wow, Ian, these are gorgeous, and not at all different iterations of basically the same banjo idea. I would imagine there's a good variety of tone and response. The Amboyna z-b particularly knocks me out. How does she play and sound?
At 20:36 on July 14, 2009, Mike Redman said…
The XX special was bargain of the year! I have one just like that and would never part with it, have owned it for 20 years. My old banjo teacher, Horace Craddy found it for me. Enjoy it, a friend for life!
At 9:52 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi there Ian in Blackpool, its an Ozark 5 string. In the picture I'm at Art In Action an Arts Festival in Oxfordshire. I 'm also into oil painting as well as banjoing. I've just started learning classic banjo. Ive been playing for just over 2 years now. Started with Scruggs style then progressed into clawhammer. Found myself at a bit of a learning plateau kinda stuck too much at first position but recently i started to learn a lovely song called "Colorado Buck Dance". I found that classic style has really opened up the fretboard for me. One thing i'd like to ask. I play classic tunes the sameway as clawhammer, bare fingers and just using my thumb and index finger. Is this correct or should i be using threefingers as in scruggs style also should i be using picks or is it personel choice down to the individual.
From David
At 10:04 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
sorry i forgot to mention i live in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
At 20:25 on March 12, 2010, Adam said…
No worries, Ian ... I hope you get your video needs worked out ... Looking forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Adam
At 19:11 on December 4, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Thank you for your comment, you are welcome, i have many van Eps cylinders and Vess L. Ossman too, and of course many old 78r.p.m.
Only one about Tarrant Bailey J.R.
I am thinking to put some on this site, as soon as possible, because many are unknown, and i'm thinking aout many people who must be interrested to heard them, if i have sheet music i will post it in same time.
I like your performance on Morley's Palladium March.

Eric.
At 7:17 on December 20, 2010, Sylvia said…

Hi Really Nice Man,  you must teach your wife how to play Banjo, I reckon she could be playing second parts quite quickley then you could play duets like Eric and Pat.   Also she could become a member of this site and perhaps mine would not be the only female voice heard  :-)  

At 13:28 on March 13, 2011, Jan Bloom said…
I make banjos currently sold through Elderly Instruments.  These are a Farland style all wood beveled rim banjo 11.5 diameter.  Normal scale length is 25.5 for the clawhammer player.  However, they may be ordered direct with classic scales of 27 or 27.5.  
At 15:25 on April 21, 2011, Mike Moss said…

Thanks Ian, that's very generous of you. I'll have to dig out my "to-play" list (which is getting longer by the minute...) and see what I can extort, err... I mean, nicely ask for :)

 

I'm very happy with the sound of my banjo, by the way, now that I've converted it somewhat. The Renaissnace head and Chris Sands heavies give it a booming tone which is almost worthy of the old killing machines, and I'm getting some nice, thunderous bass notes with the appropriate picking technique. Gotta love how Bill Ball played those thunderous bass notes!

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