Tony Bryan plays Emile Grimshaw's 'The Kilties' on an 11 inch Weaver banjo. This was one of Grimshaw's most popular pieces. The test part was to get the 'Annie Laurie' section to ring out above the accompaniment.

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Comment by thereallyniceman on October 4, 2017 at 19:43

Hi Tony,


I was just downstairs playing my 11" Birdseye maple Weaver and you sprung into my mind. I don't know why, but I just remembered you telling me that you have been playing duets with John Field and I wondered how you were getting on.

....Then I walk up to my office and you have posted videos.. were your ears burning?? :-)

Great playing as we would expect. Has Tapis left for home or still staying with you?

Great videos and a delight to watch and listen to. I have never played Mr. Punch and really must give it a go as it looks a blast to play!

Thanks for posting and be back soon!

Comment by marc dalmasso on October 4, 2017 at 19:59

good to see you again , Tony ; nice playing

Comment by TONY BRYAN on October 7, 2017 at 10:31
Spooky, indeed. Thoughts of you crossed my mind, too, but then there's not much to stop them! I was thinking you might comment on the fact that videos from me are like waiting for a bus: you wait for ages for one, then two come along together.

Maestro Tapis has been busy with several Farewell World Tours and Laps of Honour, so hasn't been available for recording of late. He has considerably augmented The Shah's Ottoman Brass Band so that his sell-out concerts have become more like a banjoist's Andre Rieu event: lots of people crying into their beers on the village square. He tells me, though, that as soon as he gets back he would like to record a piece from the classical repertoire. Watch this space!
Regards. Tony
Comment by Dave Raphaelson on October 10, 2017 at 23:26
Love this.

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