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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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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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Back due to overwhelming response here is the last Fred Van Eps recording.

Well, I can see by the overwhelming response to the last FVE tracks I posted that I am not the only one who like Fred Van Eps’ playing so h…

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4 11 hours ago
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Darktown Coon (1904)...Benoîr Poiriet

Poirier was a French Canadian composer and this is the only composition that he wrote that exploits the ragtime craze of the time, hence th…

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Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th

Can anyone recommend any performers local to Edinburgh? It turns out Rob MacKillop doesn't play banjo these days.

Started by Sandra Woodruff in Classic Banjo

2 on Monday
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The 'Possum's Picnic...

Here's one I discovered whilst wandering about in my files. This one is currently available in the Music Library here...but the 1st page of…

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo

0 Jul 13

Zither banjo right hand position

Hi all, Being self taught I have relied upon the tutor books of the past when it comes to the hand positions and there seem to be a lot of…

Started by Pip in Classic Banjo

7 Jul 13
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Kalamity Kid (1909)..Ferdinand Alexander Guttenberg

The only information I could find about FAG was that he was from Macon in Georgia and an associate of J. Russell-Robinson, a composer and p…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Jul 12

A Coon Serenade (1903)....M. H. Irish

An early folk rag by another mystery composer, I could find no information or other compositions by him/her. It's a very good tune with som…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

2 Jul 9
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Gasoline Rag (1908)..Louis Henry Mentel

This is one of the Automobile related tunes suggested by Marc. It's a catchy well written tune that plays well on the banjo. The piano scor…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

1 Jul 8
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Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer).

I'm selling a handful of really great banjos for classic style. This time around I am willing to ship. For sale is: 11" Weaver  10.75" Wea…

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo

5 Jul 3
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Fuss And Feathers (1909)....J. C. Halls.

This tune was published Harry Lincoln, a prolific composer of early ragtime music who was known to have published many self penned composit…

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0 Jul 2


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