"I enjoyed the search Shawn, I'd not come across Durandeau before but I'd certainly heard some of his music. Like Joel, I'm not too interested in 'The New Gaiety', Morley wrote one or two things in a similar vein in the…"
"I just thought that FVE would know best as he was alive at the time when the piece was popular. I don't know who composed it but both Durandeau and Laurendeau seem to be likely candidates unless it was written post 1893, in which year Durandeau…"
"Playing in public gets easier the more you do it, you were brave to play solo, and have learned a valuable lesson. Stage fright affects most people at some time so you're in good company, I don't know whether or not I can still do it as…"
"Nice to hear one of Alan's pieces being played. As you say he has written or arranged a lot of banjo music over the years, he worked at the CE Co, shop in Old Compton Street in the late 1940s, early 50s. He's still going strong at around…"