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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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Turner's 101 Breakdowns, Jigs, & Hornpipes. Solos for the Banjo

I am always on the look out for good "light reading" for banjo.  We tend to focus on some very difficult music and I find it nice and refre…

Started by Joel Hooks

3 7 hours ago
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Clifford Essex Imperial restoration project

Hi all! I've just acquired a Clifford Essex Imperial ( I think). It was fairly cheap so I took a punt on it unseen. Now that its arrived I…

Started by Andrew 'blind boy' Butler

6 13 hours ago
Reply by Pär Engstrand

well, how should my banjo sound ?

prompted by watching  videos posted here I am unsure now of how my banjo should sound ! I recently acquired a sweet old Whyte Laydie which…

Started by nick stephens

1 13 hours ago
Reply by carrie horgan

a traitor or just a weirdo ?

well everybody, I must confess to what some may consider a sin hereabouts. I got interested in this style of banjo back in June this year w…

Started by nick stephens

16 yesterday
Reply by Jody Stecher

Xmas is coming....

What a bumper year for classic banjo with the Morley Project album release by Aaron Jonah Lewis:

Started by carrie horgan

1 on Tuesday
Reply by Trapdoor2

When does classic banjo start?

Replying to some comments on a video of mine, I got to thinking. When does "minstrel style" become "classic style"? Is there a clear border…

Started by Pär Engstrand

30 on Tuesday
Reply by Jody Stecher

Variations, Banjo Pollutions of The Blood, etc.

From "Preston Sturges on Preston Sturges" . When Bill Evans and I had our Secret Life Of Banjos show I would read this aloud while he playe…

Started by Jody Stecher

13 on Monday
Reply by Richard William Ineson

Short Readings for Performance -- Poems, Prose, any Recommendations?

My Dear Friends, You've been so helpful to me in the past with my requests. Well, now I have some Very Big News which is accompanied by ano…

Started by Aaron Jonah Lewis

5 on Sunday
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Classic Banjo Course with Aaron Jonah Lewis 12th - 14th June at Halsway Manor in Somerset

The BMG Federation is very excited that Aaron will be tutoring the Classic Banjo course at their 2020 weekend summer school and want to enc…

Started by Sandra Woodruff

0 on Sunday

Chatterbox Rag (1910)....George Botsford.

This may not in the same league as his Black & White rag but it's still a very good composition by GB that suits the banjo very well. T…

Started by Steve Harrison

0 Nov 27


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