"Absolutely shocked. I had literally just been chatting to him on messenger this afternoon when i heard this! I was hoping to meet him at last May's banjo meet but covid put a stop to that. He was so encouraging. RIP David, my condolences to his…"
"Thanks for the encouragement... yes endless hours pf practice.
Hi Nick. I made the banjo about 5 or 6 years ago. It was my first "modern" banjo build (i normally make minstrel and gourds etc). It has a 12" maple pot with…"
"Thanks Jody. Its Clifford Essex special XX i fixed up for Martin Simpson. A lovely banjo. Thanks for the advice. After years of claw hamner playing its taken ages to get the fingers working again. Ive recently got a few banjo classic method…"
"You have a banjo with splendid tone and you are bringing that tone out splendidly. This particular piece of music is not speedy so your right hand technique of repeating strokes with the same finger is causing no problems. Do try to alternate…"