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carrie horgan's Discussions

CE Special (wood-hoop) - question
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I am the surprise winner of a CE Special on Ebay - a surprise because I wasn't expecting to win!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 2.

Clifford Essex professional
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Anyone know what the 20fret Clifford Essex Professional scale length is and did they make an 11 inch pot version?  I'm doing some 'looking-into' banjos with a shorter-scale than standard.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 8.

Griffin banjo for sale
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Hi all - I've decided to sell my recently acquired Griffin banjo made by luthier John Bowen - it is the one I played in my Hiawatha video.  It has a 10 inch pot with a brass tonering and 23" scale so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jun 11.

Soliloquy (Paul Eno)
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I wonder does anyone happen to have a copy of this?  Many thanks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jun 8.

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carrie horgan commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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DESERT TRAIL

"Thank you, Tony.  Yes, they do take work and I think you are right about focusing on the hard sections.  I guess when you see a performance, you don't see the many hours of practice behind it.  Well done, though - it is a great…"
Thursday
carrie horgan replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo brigde
"Hello Morten - you can buy a plain maple 'Morley' bridge from Clifford Essex based in the UK: http://cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=72"
Thursday
carrie horgan commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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DESERT TRAIL

"Brilliant playing Tony - looks very difficult to play!  "
Aug 5
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Thanks Richard and Joel.  I think the reason why AJ Weidt appeals to me is his tunes are are very syncopated and 'raggy' and relatively easy to play (am still blown away by Aaron Jonah Lewis's album of Morley pieces - phew!) "
Aug 5
Joel Hooks commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Very nice Carrie!  Thank you for sharing!! I seem to remember reading an article (perhaps more than one) in some magazine (not sure which) on how to arrange tenor music for 5 string. I enjoy Weidt's work.  He had a pretty corny sense…"
Aug 5
Richard William Ineson commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"I've never played this one, it's a good tune so I'll have look at it."
Aug 5
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Thanks Marc.  Yes, there are a few tunes that I seem to slug away at intermittently but never quite 'commit' to.  I look forward to hearing 'Montclair Galop'.  Great name!"
Aug 5
Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Nicely done, Carrie! I've been working on "Montclair Galop" for seemingly ages. I have dozens of Weidt tunes in my playing list but have never really gotten any of them worked up properly...I need to just stop on one and get it done."
Aug 4
carrie horgan replied to Jody Stecher's discussion A question about the value of Clifford Essex Paragon 5-string banjos
"I think banjos are just more expensive here in the UK (we have less of them!).  Yes, the Paragon would appeal to someone wanting to covert it to a tenor banjo (original Paragon tenors are highly prized by Irish tenor banjo players).  The…"
Aug 3
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Thanks Steve.  It's easier on the tenor.  I based my version on a plectrum arrangement by Jimmie Edwards - my scanner is not connecting to my computer at the moment but will try and upload later. There is an arrangement of 'Me…"
Aug 3
Steve Harrison commented on carrie horgan's video
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My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

"Hi Carrie, what a delightful tune and very well played, I concur with your opinion about A.J.Weidt. I've managed to find a tenor banjo score for this and I'll definitely be testing my fingers with it over the next few…"
Aug 3
carrie horgan posted a video

My Lady Jazz (classic-style banjo)

a tune originally written for tenor banjo by A.J Weidt, my favourite composer for the banjo. Got dizzy fingers towards the end...last tune on the Griffin bef...
Aug 2
Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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Buckwheat Barn Dance (classic-style banjo)

"I just unpacked the remains of a Stewart Imperial Banjeaurine. I have the pot and the tension hoop. Somewhere I have an orphan iron brace too...but I think I may install a full size neck (and not use the boat-anchor brace). I already have a complete…"
Aug 1
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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Buckwheat Barn Dance (classic-style banjo)

"That's impressive, Steve.  Look forward to your banjeaurine build!  It took a while for me to locate one - it was like hunting for a banjo unicorn!"
Jul 31
Steve Harrison commented on carrie horgan's video
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Buckwheat Barn Dance (classic-style banjo)

"Thanks Carrie, it's on my to do list. During lockdown I've built myself a six string lap steel and another cigar box guitar. I'm currently building a 'bedroom' amp for them and with a bit of good fortune, I'll start the…"
Jul 30
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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Buckwheat Barn Dance (classic-style banjo)

"Thanks Steve.  The scale length is 48cm wiith 13 frets to the head (which is 12.5 inch).  Funny beast."
Jul 30

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Ragging the Scale - Van Eps Banjo Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZYaoR-h6F8

A different version of Ragging the Scale than the one in the Original Recordings library marked as Van Eps Banjo Orchestra.  I wonder who the other musicians were - sounds like plectrum or tenor banjo.

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield on banjo.  Wowzers.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGu9VrLprXA

Posted on July 4, 2020 at 13:30

Clarke Buehling interview

Just thought I'd share this on a youtube site 'Old Time Central'.  He plays: Lone Star Quickstep, Hot Foot Ike cakewalk and a twisty tune I'm not familiar with, The Hartford Jig. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJeDxalXMPs&t=326s

Posted on June 6, 2020 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ

Here is another one which is more ragtime…

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Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 19:03 on February 5, 2014, Alan Sims said…

hI Carrie , I realized after I asked you ,but that would be great . my email is jazzman3@btinternet.com

At 11:33 on February 6, 2014, Alan Sims said…

Thank you Carrie. I have put it in my learning folder.Have you tried zither banjo schottische .The tab is in library under David Wade nice tune and not to hard to play .

At 19:56 on March 10, 2015, Keith Wilson said…
Hello Carrie, Just watched your video, playing "The Jubillee".
Your playing sounds very tasteful on my old Stewart Banjeurine,
I recently sold it to Kevin @ Findajo !
Regards-Keith
At 18:45 on November 8, 2017, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Carrie,

I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from 'Ellis's Thorough School' and as I'm retired, I have plenty of time to practice. I really do appreciate your offer of help.

If you, or any fellow players live near me and might fancy meeting up occasionally, please message me. I live near Eastbourne, East Sussex. I also travel to Oxfordshire every couple of weeks for a camping weekend so I could make a brief detour.

Best wishes, Ian.

At 16:48 on January 27, 2019, Clarke Buehling said…

Hi Carrie.

I started a msg to you, but my finger hit a button somewhere...away it went. You mentioned you liked City Point Jig. If you would like a copy I can send it or post it on this site somewhere. It's in "A" notation. Clarke

At 16:13 on April 24, 2019, Grace van't Hof said…

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie! I'm really enjoying getting to know this music so far!

At 14:10 on February 2, 2020, Jim lee said…
Hi carrie..just to say I contacted John alvey Turners and they do supply and fit calfskin vellums......just wanted to say thank you..Regards Jim

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