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Devil-May-Care (Olly Oakley)
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I have been enjoying listening to the Olly Oakley collection 'Banjo, Burlesque and Bolero'.  On the site there is mention of a tune he composed called 'Devil-May-Care' but,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Dec 12, 2017.

Outdoor banjo
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I keep hearing that skin-head banjos (and also nylon strings) are weather sensitive.  I haven't noticed this living in a temperate English climate but I wonder if playing outdoors in Autumnal weather…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 19, 2016.

New Century Zither!
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Nice eye-candy but, ouch, I would expect gold leaf and diamond encrusted inlay at that price!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 2, 2016.

Parlour Songs

I came across this website today and thought I would share the link:'s has interesting historical info about…Continue

Started Jul 30, 2016

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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Yes, it feels weird at first.  I don't know what height your banjo bridge is but if its a low one this might be why you are hitting the head - it will probably need to be at least 5/8.  Look forward to hearing the results Ian.  I…"
Oct 1
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Hi Ian - you rule-breaker! I am shocked! Seriously, you might enjoy listening to Jean-Marc Andres with The Belle Epoque Ensemble (available on CD Baby) - he plays ragtime/classic banjo on steel strings with fingerpicks.  'Progression'…"
Sep 26
carrie horgan replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"The only tab method book I know of is the one David Caron mentioned: 'The Fingerstyle Banjo and How to Play It' by Alan Middleton (in  notation and tab).  I would say it is a bit 'dry' - not enough tunes.   If you…"
Jul 22
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "new" Cammeyer and Oakley record !!
"Thanks for sharing this. I have not heard this one before either - it's a good quality recording too.  I really like their duet of Chinese Patrol (even though the only recording I have heard is pretty scratchy) - they give it some welly!"
Jul 19
carrie horgan commented on Tim Twiss's video
Jun 30
carrie horgan commented on thereallyniceman's video

The Banshee - Michelle Holding Banjo

"Very cool - I love the swing-syncopation in the second part."
Jun 30
carrie horgan replied to david caron's discussion Razzle Dazzle
"Great job on Razzle Dazzle, David.  You play it really well - hope you are enjoying your new banjo! "
Jun 30
Daniel Bradbury commented on carrie horgan's video

Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

"Great Playing Carrie,  hope to play with soon."
Jun 20
david caron commented on carrie horgan's video

Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

"Just came across this. Great fun song. Will begin learning tonight. "
Jun 19
carrie horgan and David Wade are now friends
May 16
carrie horgan commented on Richard William Ineson's blog post A very rare tenor banjo for sale on Ebay
"It's interesting that it went for so much.  I posted a link on Banjo Hangout on the Collectors Forum but no-one came back with any information about the maker however, some ideas that it could have been made by Lange.  Anyway, it is…"
Apr 18
carrie horgan replied to German David Patarroyo's discussion 120th Anniversary of S.S. Stewart´s death
"Hello German, I look forward to hearing your SS Stewart recital.  I also like your idea of a banjo orchestra via the internet.  It would be fun if the instruments were SS Stewart banjos - I can contribute an SS Stewart banjeaurine!  …"
Apr 14
carrie horgan commented on German David Patarroyo's video

A banjo recital (2018)

"Hey German, great to see you back! A lovely start to Sunday morning listening to your playing.  An interesting selection of tunes: I had forgotten how much I like Reckless Rufus.  The waltz by Carulli is also very pretty."
Apr 8
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Vintage Ernest Shackleton 1914 Banjo on EBAY UK ?????????
"Actually, I did report this one to Ebay - this has backfired as now I am getting 'PRICE LOWERED - be quick!' emails whenever the price is lowered!  Not - quite - tempted.  "
Apr 3
carrie horgan commented on marc dalmasso's video

Sweet Corn_2 banjos

"Great playing guys - like the hats!"
Mar 31
carrie horgan commented on Paul Draper's video

Kansas Jig

"Well played, Paul.  It's a difficult one for me to play cleanly - a finger tangler."
Mar 18

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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:

Here is another one which is more ragtime…


Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

The Bell Chimes

A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro).  Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)

Edit by Ian:

I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.

Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…


Posted on November 1, 2014 at 15:00 — 8 Comments

Comment Wall (4 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

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 !
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.

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