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New website addition .. Work in Progress !

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Gérard De Smaele  who, a few years ago, obtained a full set of 13 audio cassettes of a colle…

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John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY. UPDATE !!!

I have been slowly adding scans of BMG magazines that have been kindly loaned to me since I created the John Field Memorial LIBRARY.  Ton…

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THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!

Recently site member and fine banjo player of many styles, John Field from the UK, died and one his wishes was that his collection of BMGs…

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Fall 2019 ABF Rally

Don't forget to book your rooms for the ABF rally! ABF rallies are the only events focused on Classic Banjo. The tradition of the ABF can b…

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo

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Oyster Rag (1910)....Tom Lyle.

This is another tune that I thought would make a good duet so I've arranged it with a banjo second. It's a very good medium paced rag by a…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

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NEW SEARCHABLE PDF Uploads to the John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY

I have been away from the website recently working on a couple of major projects that I will launch soon, but I have also been back to my m…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

1 on Sunday
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Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin.

This is a delightful slow rag from one of the female ragtime composers and is my current favourite. I originally arranged it as a banjo sol…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

3 on Saturday
Reply by Steve Harrison

A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw

I have made a new video using a selection from the Jan. 1926 B.M.G. magazine - A Celtic Morn by Emile Grimshaw for mandolin. Hope you li…

Started by Michael Reichenbach in Classic Banjo

1 Aug 16
Reply by thereallyniceman

advice for player new to classic banjo

Hi folks, I've been enjoying trying to learn some of the music posted here. At the moment, I play on a bluegrass style banjo with fingerpic…

Started by Bell Foozwell in Classic Banjo

2 Aug 14
Reply by Bell Foozwell

Noisy Gut Strings

I have received gratis, a set of gut strings from CE to try out and assess. I've never played on gut before so how do I stop the damn thing…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

12 Aug 12
Reply by Joel Hooks

5 string Banjo America’s National Instrument.

I have recently discovered and old record album that I had not come across before and thought that I would share it with you. It contains s…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

14 Aug 4
Reply by carrie horgan

gut squeaks

hi use some baby powder on the strings it works a treat frank taylor

Started by frank taylor in Classic Banjo

1 Aug 3
Reply by Steve Harrison

Bayonne Belles

Bayonne, New Jersey, I imagine. I hope it is some distance from the "Jersey Shore". ;-) This is a neat little piece by L. A. Burritt. Sorry…

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo

0 Aug 3

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