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Banjos, minstrels and the royals...
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I have been doing some research into minstrelsy for my book on the history of pierrots and wondered if there was any conclusive proof of the involvement of the royal family in banjos and minstrelsy…Continue

Tags: Essex, Clifford, Royals, Minstrelsy

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Mar 31, 2020.

The London Banjo Team

I am trying to find out the names of the London Banjo Team and whether they were the same as the Pierrot Banjo Team, whom I believe evolved into Clifford Essex's Pierrots? I am particularly…Continue

Tags: Clifford, Essex, Pierrot, Team, London

Started Mar 18, 2018

Joe Morley & Clifford Essex

Which tracks on the website were played by Joe Morley when he was with Clifford Essex's Pierrots and when did he leave the troupe?Also, does anyone know if "The London Concert Party" and "London…Continue

Started Apr 14, 2016

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Uncle Tacko! replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Terribly Sad News for the Classic Banjo Community
"This is sad news: David was a fount of knowledge in relation to the development of banjos in the pierrot troupes and concert parties of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was always generous with his thoughts and resources when I made…"
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nick stephens replied to Uncle Tacko!'s discussion Banjos, minstrels and the royals...
"good questions, I have no answers but I would be inclined to be sceptical regarding the old Queen as an entertainer ! I had heard about the prince learning banjo from the Bohees too, I guess we all have. I look forward to any answers you receive…"
Mar 31, 2020
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Banjos, minstrels and the royals...

I have been doing some research into minstrelsy for my book on the history of pierrots and wondered if there was any conclusive proof of the involvement of the royal family in banjos and minstrelsy in the late 19th century.I found this on a thread on this page: "Queen Victoria was a great banjo fan and formed a minstrel troupe with her children, John Brown and The Munchie (Her Indian manservant and close personal friend) and they performed, incognito, on the sands at Cowes, Isle of Wight over…See More
Mar 31, 2020

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At 6:42 on April 26, 2011, thereallyniceman said…
Welcome Uncle Tacko. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Advice is always available on all aspects of Classic Style Banjo... just ask!
At 11:49 on April 29, 2011, David Wade said…

Greetings Tony! I was just thinking about you as Taff was at Laisterdyke last week.

When are you next around here ?

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