Rob MacKillop
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Technique
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“To obtain the best possible tone from the instrument a delicate “touch” and diligent practice is required…One essential point…is to employ lightness and grace with every movement.” Barnes &…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop May 15.

Eastman EBJ-WL for CB rep?
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Has anyone tried the Eastman EBJ-WL for the classic-banjo repertoire? All the videos I've seen are by clawhammer players, yet it is clearly based on a Fairbanks White Lady #2. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop May 12.

CE Grand Boudoir for sale in UK
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand May 10.

New Temlett Zither Banjo - just arrived!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Apr 25.

 

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Rob MacKillop replied to Trapdoor2's discussion Airy Fairy, A.J. Weidt
"Agreed."
yesterday
Rob MacKillop replied to Trapdoor2's discussion Airy Fairy, A.J. Weidt
"Well, that certainly sounds like a complete rip off of Dill Pickles, or should we be kind and say it's an homage? Love that Trio, though!"
yesterday
Rob MacKillop replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Spanish Guitar Footstool Knockoff
"Oh dear. That does not translate well into UK English..."
Monday
Rob MacKillop replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Clifford Essex Spanish Guitar Footstool Knockoff
"Yes, 35 shillings.  These look great, and I'd love to have one of yours, Jody, but 100$ plus shipping and import taxes means it will remain a wish. But good luck with the sales!"
Monday
Rob MacKillop and Pär Engstrand are now friends
Monday
Richard William Ineson and Rob MacKillop are now friends
Saturday
Rob MacKillop commented on Rob MacKillop's video
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

"I see Andy Banjo has stopped selling anything but his own brand banjos. He used to sell vintage instruments. I wonder why he has stopped. "
Saturday
carrie horgan commented on Rob MacKillop's video
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

"Well, Rob, it's hard to judge it really - the Houghton had the wrong strings and high-ish action but am sure it will be a good ZB once properly set-up.  I will post updates. "
Friday
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

"Ah, everything is on youtube these days! Here's the late Clive's rendition, more to Ian's liking, I imagine :-) I don't know why he misses out the valse section: https://youtu.be/urTyBpWr-lw"
Friday
Rob MacKillop commented on Rob MacKillop's video
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

"I didn't know about Clive's recording. I'll look out for it. So, Carrie, what are your first thoughts on the Houghton?"
Friday
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

"Lovely Rob - very pretty tune; almost like a chord melody arrangement.  I thought 'this sounds familiar' and then realised it is on the Clive Palmer 'Banjoland' album.  I have taken the Houghton zither banjo to The…"
Friday
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Zither Banjo: An Irish Phantasy by Cammeyer - Rob MacKillop

https://robmackillop.net/banjo/ I can't help but think of the singing of John McCormack here, clearly an influence on the composer. I can't think of an other...
Friday
Rob MacKillop commented on Joel Hooks's video
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Rob MacKillop commented on Joel Hooks's video
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Frank Bradbury - Romance in F Major 12-9-50

"Great! Beautiful playing. I'm not a fan of tremolo, but there is just enough of it here. Nice rubato, and some subtle vibrato. Good following by the accompanist. Excellent throughout. Big audience too. Thanks, Joel. "
May 16

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Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:05 on December 2, 2011, thereallyniceman said…

After a wander in the banjo wilderness, it is good to see that you found your way home. Welcome back Rob, from all of us, I am sure!

At 9:21 on December 2, 2011, Sylvia said…

Hi Rob, nice to see you back on classic.

At 9:41 on December 2, 2011, Mike Moss said…
Hi Rob! Your videos on YT were one of the things which inspired me to take up Classic Banjo. I'm very glad to see that such an exceptional musician is among us once again.
At 12:06 on December 2, 2011, Rob MacKillop said…

Thank you all for the warm welcome. Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to. 

At 14:58 on December 2, 2011, Trapdoor2 said…

Aye, welcome back Rob. Glad to see you here!!

At 15:24 on December 5, 2011, Sylvia said…

Hi Rob , thank you for the Buckley, the Baur looks good too. But must get some more ink before I start downloading that and your Mel Bay Book.

At 16:23 on December 5, 2012, Robert Dooley said…
Here in Minnesota we have four classic ban joists who would like to develop an ensemble similar to yours. We are searching for arrangements that would include a. piccolo part in addition. any information would be greatly appreciated.. a golfing friend of mine whose wife is an Edinburgh native enjoyed hearing your group and was surprised to hear that Scots were into that sort of thing. Robert
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