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Clown Banjo Rally

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MBF 2019
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Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Oct 17, 2019.

Clowne Banjo Rally
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand May 14, 2019.

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David Wade replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Present company excepted buddy! Very embarrasing situation...."
Apr 28
David Wade replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Hi Ritchie, sorry for delay in getting back to you....strange times. I'm based in Leeds/Bradford area. But under current conditions we can't even meet up half way! I am a little apprehensive about shipping z-bs - I sent one down South…"
Apr 28
David Wade replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Hi, Yes I have a couple of restored z-bs that would have been on my stall at the Clowne Rally - maybe Backwell ...where are you based?"
Apr 15
David Wade commented on Jill Friendship's blog post Brian Dingley
"Thanks for posting this Jill, so sad. Brian was a lovely bloke, always ready to help..he appreciated those of us who made the effort to support the Backwell Rally and did his best to support Clowne and MBF. We will play 'Man the Guns' for…"
Apr 10
David Wade posted a discussion

Clown Banjo Rally

Keith and I have been in contact today with the management of the Clowne Recreational Centre - regretfully we have had to cancel this years booking.Hopefylly the Backwell Rally and MBF will run as normalKeep an eye on : banjorallies.ukThanksDavidSee More
Mar 17
David Wade replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is new one on me: What a handsome young chap!
"Brilliant - that's cheered me up....we have had to cancel the Clowne Rally today"
Mar 17
David Wade replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is new one on me: What a handsome young chap!
"Check : http://www.zither-banjo.org.uk/pages/oakleymain.htm for biography and more!"
Mar 17
Jim lee left a comment for David Wade
"Hi David..Thanks for the information..yes if I'm at one of the rallies i will"
Feb 3

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Just to let you all know we are experiencing temporary problems with the our server and both my zither-banjo and my retrospective Clifford Essex site are off line at the moment.

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 8:41 — 3 Comments


Just an aside, for UK members only it looks like Mimmo is over here on Saturday giving lecture at the Lute Soc meeting at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 7:23

Zither-Banjo on German radio

I was interviewed before Christmas by a guy from a German radio station about zither-banjos. Parts have been included in his program which is going out on Sunday. You can listen to it online: http://www.dradio.de/dlf/
But because Germany is one hour ahead, it starts at 14.05 pm English time.

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 14:02 — 2 Comments

Joe Morley on the move

Just to let you all know that I've moved the Joe Morley site to : www.joemorley.co.uk. Look out for new material going up over the Christmas break.

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 10:12 — 1 Comment

Zither-Banjo Christmas

Just to let you know that this years' Christmas Page is up on the z-b website...couple of Camm tunes to download.

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 10:10

Comment Wall (20 comments)

At 14:54 on January 2, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you joined up, David.
At 18:37 on April 6, 2009, Charis Worden said…
Hello David, I always think about you over in the UK and how you are doing. I don't get on Skype much anymore. (we use to do text chats together on Skype a long time ago) so it is good to be able to catch up on what you are up on here on this site. When I have a chance, I need to develop my homepage more.
Take care - Charis
At 6:34 on April 7, 2009, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Hi David !
Nice to earing from you! I can understand that good peoples are always on good sites, your photos are so good ! I will put some tune on this site next.
Also some good cylinder music, i 'm collecting banjo cylinders music , i have some good old recordings of Ossman & Van Eps, i have also an Edison talking machine, i planning to catch on my camescope and put it on this site too. Carl Anderson had a good idea !!!
At 18:03 on April 8, 2009, Rob Murch said…
Are you still going on 18th? I owe you a pint!!
At 19:52 on April 8, 2009, Rob Murch said…
Ryburn 3 Step.....
At 17:19 on December 28, 2009, Richard Bugdal said…
Thanks for the link to the tutorials. Already downloaded the two recommended.
At 21:15 on May 8, 2010, denver smith said…
Hello David,
thankyou for your friendship offer, I had a wonderful day at Ridgway and, I'm always impressed by the standard of playing ta these events, hopefully I may play one soon, (it,s the red light syndrome) at home it's easy, elsewhere, difficult.
May I add, I liked the sound of the Clifford Essex banjo, it has a good tone.
Hope to see you at Bretby,
Regards, Denver.
At 18:05 on May 19, 2010, Tarry Barriball said…
Hi David

It was through a google search by one of my sons that we came across this site in the first place. We`are trying to trace back through the family tree and he came across it as a result of the Google search. One of my brothers has a CD or something that had mentions of my father on the Cover of the CD. I have not seen the CD or the cover but I have read somewhere that Rob Murch was taught to play (I think by my father but I am not sure). My first name is actually Kenneth but I never use it as my father named me after his great "Banjo Idol" the one and only "Tarrant Bailey Jnr" my second christian name is as you might guess Tarrant but it got shortened to Tarry by my parents unless they were annoyed with me as a child then it was always "Tarrant" or even "Kenneth Tarrant".
Kind regards
Tarry Barriball

At 22:02 on September 10, 2010, Anthony Peabody said…
I really enjoyed Backwell. A bit of an outing for a bass banjo. The jacuzzi in the hotel bedroom was huge, nect to the bed, asnd would have taken about three hours to fill. It WAS the honeymoon suite I know, but Mrs P had her own agenda, which we don't need to go into now.....

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