Event Details

Banjo and Song weekend

Time: March 31, 2012 at 12pm to April 1, 2012 at 12pm
Location: South Shropshire Hills, "Crosfields, Gravels Bank"
Street: Shropshire
City/Town: Shrewsbury
Website or Map: http://www.gleanings.co.uk/in…
Phone: 01743 891412
Event Type: weekend, workshop, saturday, night, event
Organized By: John and Yvonne Hart
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2012

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Event Description

Sat. 31st March 2012 - Sunday 1st April (10am - 4.30pm)

Sara Grey - Old Time Banjo

On Saturday - We will work on frailing, drop thumb and double thumb, and various other techniques that make up the old time style. If time allows, and if the group "surges ahead", we will incorporate these techniques into a tune!

On Sunday - if enough people are interested, we will work on co-ordinating the banjo and song. If, however, the majority of the group prefer to continue to just work on the banjo without adding on any songs, that's what we'll do.

What people have written about Sara . . .

"… clear singing done from the heart … my opinion is that her butterfly voice which expresses a lyric so well, needs only her banjo behind it to make a complete musical statement." . . .  Roy Harris

"… Sara’s distinguished frailing style on the banjo showed just how this instrument should be played, stylishly enhancing her silky melodic vocals. … new Hampshire born Sara Grey, one of the warmest individuals you’re ever likely to meet … her relaxed smooth singing style was conveyed with effortless ease.". . .   Maurice Hope, Hexham

As part of Gleanings Concert Series, Sara will be performing an evening concert at Hope Village Hall on Saturday evening, 31st March, 8pm. Tickets £6 available on 01743 891412 or email: yj.hart@virgin.net for more details

Cost of Weekend: £120, which includes 2-course home-cooked lunches, snacks and refreshments during course time. Booking essential.

Comment Wall

Comment by Tom Ryan on March 5, 2012 at 21:35

Why is this on the Classic Banjo website - this is not classic banjo it is clawhammer and frailing !!

Comment by thereallyniceman on March 5, 2012 at 23:00

I will leave this as an Event on site, but not as a Forum Discussion. Viewers of other styles can visit our site and see our Classic Style just as we can view other styles. BUT from now on, I would like posters of  "FEE PAYING" events to ask me first, by email, BEFORE they post them please or I may delete their event completely.

Ian, thereallyniceman

Comment by Catherine Sinclair on March 6, 2012 at 8:33

Ian i do apologise - thank you very much for your understanding, it was not my intention to cause offence. 

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