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Very sad about Hal. He was a legend and a trail blazer in banjo web world. His " Classic Banjo " website is a real treasure. He also happened to be a bloody nice bloke. We are going to miss you mate. You have certainly left a void in the banjo world.
Condolences to his family.
Added by Ray Jones on February 4, 2018 at 3:30 — No Comments
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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ
Here is another one which is more ragtime…Continue
Added by carrie horgan on November 5, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
Was on an Abbott ' 5th string i have ; i think original to it .
The Marquetery is ... inside ............ , with a varnish on ; and it is the type of marquetery we can see on a Windsor banjo ............. So…Continue
I have just posted on You Tube, Tyro Mazurka. I videoed it some time ago, but my fingers will not let me play it now. My grand children wanted to hear it.
Just type in 'Lonburg'.
Long time but believe me, I have been practicing a lot, so in the future I promise new videos. I have been working on new tunes and I also would like to learn a tune I watched on the Rob´s Youtube page...¿Someone might have the score of "Mazurka" (wihtout more names)? I was not able to find one in the music library. Also, I am open for suggestions for mazurkas.
Thanks for the help and as usual, all of you have posted amazing videos! Sometime I…Continue
Added by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12 — No Comments
Somehow, I cannot post a .pdf file to the ongoing discussion, so I'll post it here.
This is the US Census record for Sylvester Ossman, Musician, for 1910. It shows the full family at the time, including Sylvester Jr.
They were living in Palisades Park, New Jersey.Continue
Added by Trapdoor2 on December 6, 2015 at 18:44 — No Comments
I Found this in http://www.banjoist.de/neu/index.htm
Von K.B. Rau kam der Hinweis auf eine Sammlung von Fotos mit und über Banjos auf den Seiten von Samm Bennett (http://www.polarityrecords.com/banjo-gallery.html) . Auch andere Instrumente kommen zu ihrem Recht. Sehr…Continue
On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days
gonna play ................ Classic banjo with Rémi and his new Cole mod D ;
Alison Brown , who had a gig not far , will opening the festival tonight…Continue
Just in from the "wild" and right up your alley: Found a rare American Pathé of John Pidoux / Thomas Malin that might be of interest:
Pathé 22055 ca. January 1919
John Pidoux: "A Plantation Episode" (Grimshaw) mx.…Continue
Added by paul henry on December 21, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments
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)
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…Continue
Wouldn't you know it. After announcing the new website to all of you, the computer that I am using to stream the music decided to die. Period. I am porting over the radio station to another computer and should be up and running by the end of the day.
As they say in the radio biz, "Stay Tuned!"
Hello everyone. Well, I have finally published my Internet Radio Station, Classic Banjo Radio. It streams 24/7 and has players for iTunes, Android, and Blackberry. There are at present approximately 500 pieces that I have cleaned up. Some of them still sound like crap but you should have heard the originals. Thanks to Ian for letting me tap into the Banjo DJ. I will be cleaning those up as well. And Jody contributed quite a few…Continue
Hello Everyone, forum newbie here.
I'm a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose main axe is guitar, but with such an inordinate fondness for banjo that I own several and have been playing them off and on for over 30 years.
I discovered your site by accident, and was much intrigued by the "9-pound banjo mute". :) But what really caught my eye was the statement, "...the vast majority is popular music, ragtime, and 'banjo music', or original music written specifically…Continue