Hi Steve, I'm a bit nearer to you than Rob, but still a longish way away , I'm on the Isle of Wight. Was interested to read that you played for Morris. I am a member of the local Oyster Girls Ladies Morris team. Might just bump into you at one of the Folk Festivals , don't yet know which ones we are doing this year though. All the Best. Sylvia.
Hi Steve,the oyster girls were at Upton last year. I am only a beginner at Banjo and have found this site very helpful. I have also had a few lessons with Rob over the internet, great stuff this new technology. Will look out for you at any Festivals I go to. I have heard Rochester mentioned for this coming year. All the best. Sylvia
hi Steve ,ive just had my clifford essex frets redressed and set up .it sounds lovely and so much easier to play .ive got medium gauge strings .ive been playing about a year .would i be ready for a heavier set ,and would this change the action .how often sould change them i practice every day' regards Alan
I was surprised but delighted to receive your friend request.
I'm a Church musician (drums, bass and ukulele) with an eclectic taste in music. My journey with the Ukulele has led me to discover the Great American song book, jug band music and Old Time songs. It is the last of these that introduced me to the delights of the banjo.
I'm learning clawhammer but would also like to develop a fingerstyle approach to playing the banjo and one that is not so reliant on the different tunings so prevalent in Old Time music, hence my interest in Classic Banjo.
I see that you teach and like the idea of the donations to charity. If there is such a thing, what would be the standard donation for a lesson. Perhaps you could send me some details.