I help at the Musical Heritage New Zealand Sheet Music Archive and we recently acquired a folio of banjo music none of which was in the music library. I have begun scanning it and a few things are…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jan 25.
All this talk of New Zealand banjos and I thought I'd better finish off an arrangement I had started a few months back made of one of our most well known NZ related pieces, Invercargill March by "the…Continue
"I've sent the film clip to Alan Middleton who was there at the time. He's 94 years old now but his mind is a sharp as a wire first string. I can remember a few of the faces but he will be able to name them all. He lives in Norfolk so we…"
I worked in an office in London during the first half of the seventies and rode about the place every lunchtime on a bike we kept at the office - without a padlock. The bike was basic, sure, but in 4 years of being an easy target, it was…"
" I added the videos to our player and ..... I love it.
Hey Tony, 1970s... No bike thefts in the 1970s? By that time I had a 1965 Mini van love mobile, and nobody would have wanted to steal that either !
"Did anyone check the BMG magazine for any info on this?
I have not watched the new footage yet (will check it out at lunch time) but I would like to add one point about the guitar's popularity... Segovia.
While pick playing guitar had been…"
Very many thanks for posting these two clips. For such a short fragment, there is so much to see - I had to keep winding it back to check for some of the details that were emerging.
March 1949 - not four years after the end of the…"
"Wow, what a collection of interesting instruments and people able to play in cold weather. The audience has elected to keep wearing their outdoor coats. It must have been freezing in that building. Even colder than outside (there was sun outdoors)."
Thanks so much for these and the videos. I have enjoyed the videos of your banjo orchestra many times over the last few years and am greatly inspired to create something similar here in New Zealand.
"I've added comments about all my sheet music - I play a lot of different things and run bands and orchestras etc, but have covered the banjo stuff first. So ignore the rest if it is of no interest - but I thought some people might find it…"
The music is all here on this site in the music library. I tried to create links to each individual piece, but can't work out how or if it is possible to do so. Sorry for any inconvenience. If it is easier for you,…"
I help at the Musical Heritage New Zealand Sheet Music Archive and we recently acquired a folio of banjo music none of which was in the music library. I have begun scanning it and a few things are now added to the library.History - if you're interested. The folio was donated in South Canterbury last year with a lot of other non banjo related music. It dates from the late 19th century and is a professional binding of individual solos and few books of solos into one larger volume. Some of the…See More