Does anyone know about the Austrian banjo player John Gorman who was in Japan around 1910?

Hello everyone

Does anyone know about the Austrian banjo player Mr.John Gorman who was in Japan around 1910?

This is a concert program planned by John Gorman with Japanese in 1912.

http://fweb.midi.co.jp/~kmc/history/html/univ_rc_001.html

Most are Japanese, but do you understand?

They play composer songs that you know well.

This was the first concert in Japan's first mandolin club Keio University mandolin club (KMC).

KMC was founded in the English newspaper in Yokohama , The Japan Weekly Gazette, and John Gorman, an Australian who organized the Yokohama Banjo Club, saw Mita's mountain often with a banjo. Scores that were difficult to obtain were also provided mainly in English and American goods, and deepened friendship with the students in around 1910.

Judging from the selection of concerts, I think that John Gorman's instruction book from the UK at the time he taught to Japanese was a BMG-related book.

Does anyone know about the Austrian banjo player Mr.John Gorman.

My life work is to examine the influx of banjo music in Japan.

Thank you

 Satoshi Hara (Samurai Banjo)

Views: 69

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I think John Gorman must have been Australian, not Austrian.  There are many reasons to think so.

I am interested to know more about your life study of banjo in Japan. What is the earliest year that banjo is known to have been seen and heard in Japan?  I know mandolin has been in Japan for a very long time and that there are some very good players. Takashi Ochi, for instance, was an excellent player.

I'm sorry Jody. He is Australian. Automatic conversion error in English.

Jody Stecher said:

I think John Gorman must have been Australian, not Austrian.  There are many reasons to think so.

I am interested to know more about your life study of banjo in Japan. What is the earliest year that banjo is known to have been seen and heard in Japan?  I know mandolin has been in Japan for a very long time and that there are some very good players. Takashi Ochi, for instance, was an excellent player.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2020   Created by thereallyniceman.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service