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Egyptian Glide..1914..Alexander Maloof. 1 Reply

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Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc. 6 Replies

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David Wade`s Banjos

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Under Egyptian Skies...1912..Frank Hoyt Losey

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New banjo anyone?

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Anybody know where this banjo is? 1 Reply

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The 2022 Clowne Classic Banjo Rally in the UK has just been confirmed! 1 Reply

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.

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One Of The Boys..1906..Evelyn Bloom 3 Replies

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The Dixie Rag (1913)..Irene Mary Giblin 2 Replies

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Help needed to identify mystery banjo player 7 Replies

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Jolly Jokers (A polka)..1910..Bert R. Anthony 2 Replies

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Dancing With Ma baby (Schottische)..1900..Bert R. Anthony. 2 Replies

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL CLASSIC BANJO NING MEMBERS

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Bingo Rag..1910..Frank Hoyt Losey 2 Replies

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Merry Christmas To All 2 Replies

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Rabbit's Foot (Fox Trot)..1915..George Linus Cobb 2 Replies

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Sanders Papworth 6 Replies

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Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/

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Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvs_pEnVevQ

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Egyptian Glide..1914..Alexander Maloof.
"Nice! Missing the "snake charmer" motif...but it is a tad early to be an Oriental Foxtrot anyway...;-)"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"There's a copy of the 1954 "2nd edition" up on ebay right now. One would think there would be a scan of the 1st edition hanging online somewhere...it was never copyrighted, AFAIK and even the 2nd edition (also not formally…"
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David Wade`s Banjos

Carolyn Wade has advised me that she would like to sell some of Dave`s Banjos,to interested players, at reasonable pricesThere are a number of nice Zither Banjos, { as to be expected,}but also some others by Clifford Essex, Cammeyer etc, all in good…See More
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Under Egyptian Skies...1912..Frank Hoyt Losey

This is the second of my three recently arranged  Egyptian themed tunes. It's very well written and in parts, sounds as though it could almost have been written for banjo, in particular bars 79-90. It's not too challenging to play and is worth a…See More
19 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"Well, there you go.  They were playing "folk music"."
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Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"One point I would like to make in the interest of historical accuracy: When I was a teenager I played a fair amount with Roger Sprung. I played mandolin on 3 or 4 of his albums. There was no bluegrass music on any of these albums or concerts or…"
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American Banjo Fraternity 2022 Spring Rally! at Best Western Palmyra Inn & Suites

May 5, 2022 to May 7, 2022
We have a new venue for the Spring Rally!  We are now in the Best Western in Palmyra, NY.  The official days are May 5 to 7 but we have members show up early on Wednesday.Special room rates for Rally attendees..Spread the word that the Spring Rally…See More
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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"I don't doubt that that was your experience.  That is not how it is now.  That said, I go to rallies for "classic banjo".  I can go to old time jams or bluegrass festivals if I want to those styles.  In the past…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"I've been told that Cadwell story many times and my opinion is that all parties were wrong and poorly behaved.  The ABF was still trying to figure out what they were.  To them, bluegrass and folk banjo was a new thing that had nothing…"
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Egyptian Glide..1914..Alexander Maloof.

This is the first of three more Egyptian themed tunes that I've completed. Maloof was born in Syria and moved to the US as a young child. He later became one of the most prolific composers and orchestra leaders of the first half of the 20th.…See More
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Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.
"I had the second edition of the Seeger book, with a yellow cover. I don't recall seeing a mention of Van Eps or the ABF. That doesn't mean it wasn't there. I remember meeting a few New York City ABF members around the time I started…"
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Pete Seeger, Paul Cadwell, etc.

Does anyone know when Seeger would have become aware of classic banjo (although I don't believe he ever used that term), and whether this is attributable to him knowing Paul Cadwell or something else? I know in the 1962 version (3rd ed.) of Seeger's…See More
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Clowne Classic Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre

May 7, 2022 from 12am to 5pm
Clowne Banjo Rally for this year, will be on May, 7th 2022at Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park, Recreation Close, Clowne , S43 4PLDoors open at 12 noon, with Banjo playing from 2pm until 5pmPlenty of Banjos and Music for sale.Contact- Keith…See More
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Weekend Classic Banjo Course in Somerset with Aaron Jonah Lewis at Halsway Manor

June 10, 2022 at 4pm to June 12, 2022 at 4pm
This class is part of the BMG Federation Summer School and will focus on the improvement of technique and musicianship in classic banjo playing through the study of various pieces and exercises. We will concentrate on tone and clarity, rhythm and…See More
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John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Anybody know where this banjo is?
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Anybody know where this banjo is?

This unusual Weaver sold at auction in the UK back in 2013. Anybody know where it ended up?See More
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nick stephens replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The 2022 Clowne Classic Banjo Rally in the UK has just been confirmed!
"I am pleased to hear this, I am also very happy that Keith will again be at the helm, I am already looking at local Hotels for a decent stay over weekend."
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