January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

The Scorcher...

I saw this title in the random view in the new Music Library here...and knew exactly what it referenced...and knew I had to hear it.


Here's the cover art from the original piano score:



"Scorchers" were bicyclists of the 1880-1900 period who rode as fast as possible…


Added by Trapdoor2 on January 16, 2012 at 1:00 — 3 Comments

Luscombe Banjo Pitch ?

I have an old Luscombe banjo, it's the 1888 patent with a 17 fret neck and an 11.5 inch hoop which has never lived up to my expectations tone wise . This has always confused me as the hoop must have been an expensive item to produce , then as it would be now . The other day I was playing through "Thoroughbred Hornpipe" by Thos J Armstrong , so I tuned the Luscombe down to the required tuning and what a revelation , for the first time the banjo sounded great , to my ears at least , even my…


Added by Michael Laurence Redpath on January 14, 2012 at 11:59 — 4 Comments

Music Library

Ian, a very nice job on the music library. I can see it filling out your golden years nicely. How would you prefer contributions? In PDF or are you going to convert? You are invited to take the PDF files from the Yahoogroup listserve and add them to your library. You can take any of them for that matter. Maybe if others see how quickly your library is growing, they will contribute as well.

Added by Hal Allert on January 4, 2012 at 0:29 — 1 Comment

Gordon Dando's 90th Birthday

Hello everyone,
This is an appeal for all of the english Classic fingerstyle players (and anyone else if you wish!)
The classic banjo player Gordon Dando will be 90 on the 9th February 2012, and I am trying to get some of the players who know him to drop a note to him (Via Brian Dingley in Portishead) so that these can be delivered and read out to Gordon on the day of his birthday as a…

Added by Tom Ryan on January 3, 2012 at 20:21 — 5 Comments

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