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Earliest Banjo Music Published in the UK

Hi all,any idea what was the earliest music for banjo published in the UK? Be it a tutor book or music score.Most of the tutor books don't have any years published in them....Continue

Started Oct 19

Savana zither banjo
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There's this auction on eBay:Savana on eBayI…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Oct 7.

Strings for zither banjo
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Hi all,I'm about to buy strings for my zither banjos now and are looking at retailers for keyboard instruments (mainly harpsichord). I would be interested to try copper or bronze strings.Has anyone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Oct 10.

5th string tuning friction tuner
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My 5th string tuning peg on my CE Imperial is really losing it's grip. I'm very reluctant to replace it with a modern one.Does anyone have a spare one that they would like to sell? Or is there a way…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Sep 5.

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ritchie thomson commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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"Very nice sir, well played and sung, I liked this very much, thanks."
Tuesday
Pär Engstrand replied to Daniel Bradbury's discussion William Avery Turner
" Here's what www.vintagebanjomaker.com says about him (or the company rather....)   .. established his first general music shop in the City of London in 1885 and from the early days sold all types of fretted instruments,…"
Tuesday
Pär Engstrand commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Very nice playing! Your left hand technique is so relaxed. It really is a dream to watch. I can almost feel my wrists phyisically relax while watching you play. And really nice thumb work. Love it!"
Monday
Pär Engstrand commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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"Thanks so much, guys! Carrie, that was my thought as well, so I decided to try one. :-)"
Oct 23
Richard William Ineson commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Hazel Dell - arranged by Herbert J Ellis

"Lovely, more people should do this kind of thing."
Oct 23
Rob Murch commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Hazel Dell - arranged by Herbert J Ellis

"How lovely was that! Thank you!"
Oct 23
carrie horgan commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Hazel Dell - arranged by Herbert J Ellis

"That was lovely.  So nice to hear banjo with vocals - there are lots of songs in the tutor books but you rarely hear them performed."
Oct 22
Pär Engstrand commented on Tom Ryan's photo
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"Those look like really wonderfull banjos! I'm a bit jealous. But then on the other hand, if you are going to play tennis with them, you of course need two... :-)"
Oct 21
Pär Engstrand commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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"Thank you so very much, Ian!"
Oct 21
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Hazel Dell - arranged by Herbert J Ellis

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Oct 21
Pär Engstrand replied to Samurai Banjo's discussion 1881 H.C. Dobson silver bell banjo from H.R.H Prince of Wales
"Interesting. I read somewhere that Cammeyer was a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders? Maybe both?"
Oct 20
Pär Engstrand posted a discussion

Earliest Banjo Music Published in the UK

Hi all,any idea what was the earliest music for banjo published in the UK? Be it a tutor book or music score.Most of the tutor books don't have any years published in them....See More
Oct 19
Pär Engstrand replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Quite interesting that they play in exactly the same tempo.... Or is that some "after-editing-thing"?"
Oct 18
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Strings for zither banjo
"I did order three bronze strings. Cost 14€ each. At 2,5 m per string I could get six strings out of it. Still not very cheap (actually more expensive than gut strings...) So, what's the verdict? Well, I tried to put on two strings today.…"
Oct 10
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Savana zither banjo
"Well, the bridge was probably added later. The bridge probably got lost and the person just took something close at hand that would raise the strings. Like so many of these "home improvement" thingies... I'm not even sure it's…"
Oct 7
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Savana zither banjo
"It looks to me like some Abbott zb-s I have played and/or owned. Nice banjos with good sound. But yeah!,....what's with the metal bridge and the peculiar tailpiece?"
Oct 7

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