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Strings!
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I'm looking for suggestions for nylon strings in medium gauge.  Andy Banjo has run out of stock (and closing down at end of month).  I bought some CE strings but they seem squeakier than usual.  Do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Aug 7.

What does this mean?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jul 12.

Clifford Essex wood-hoop special for sale (UK)
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Hello - I'm looking to sell my CE Woodhoop Special that has been nicely refurbished and set-up by Alec Anness (Fen-based luthier and furniture restorer) and has its original leather case - work…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jun 20.

Zither Banjo
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Thank you CB friends.  I have decided to keep my zither banjo rather than sell it.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Dec 12, 2020.

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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!!
"It's always exciting when new recordings show up - I love the energy in Oakley's playing."
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's blog post Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz
"LOL, citing sources went out with the advent of the internet. Strunk & White are both dead. Actually, I think the APA stylebook is now the most common. "Journalistic Integrity"? Isn't that one of those oxymorons like…"
Sep 6
Joel Hooks commented on carrie horgan's blog post Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz
"I have waited to comment on this because I wanted to be sure, and now I am. How hard would it have been to put "Photo published in issue 109 of the American Banjo Fraternity's "5 Stringer", August 1971"? That is where they…"
Sep 5
Steve Harrison commented on carrie horgan's blog post Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz
"Hi Carrie, what a good publication and well worth 3 dollars a month. (on line)...Steve."
Sep 3
carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's blog post Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz
"The best thing about The Syncopated Times is the record reviews and related new discoveries (to me)...."
Sep 3
Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's blog post Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz
"Thanks Carrie, I enjoyed reading that!"
Sep 3
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Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/See More
Sep 1
carrie horgan and Jason Cornwell are now friends
Aug 31
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion More BMGs added to the John Field Memorial Library
"This is great, thank you Ian.  I love looking at the old BMG's - they are a treasure-trove."
Aug 25
carrie horgan replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion New Old Banjo - looks familiar?
"Glad you are pleased with the banjo, Rob.  It does have a warm sound with the wood tone-ring - I look forward to hearing some tunes! I'm also digging the vintage typewriter look...."
Aug 17
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"OK, average scale. You can go either way then. If it was 27 inches or more I would not go heavier than 22 .  If the 22s don't feel floppy compared to the other strings, you'll be fine with them."
Aug 7
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"Hi Jody - it's a 26 1/4 inch scale.  Yes, maybe a little tight.  I swapped them over to .22 as had a spare CE light set and they do feel better.  "
Aug 7
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"I'm re-thinking the. 22 idea. What is the scale of the banjo you'll be using? If it's not particularly long then 24 or 23 might be ok after all to get the same medium gauge feel as the other stings. Are you happy with the CE gauges?…"
Aug 7
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"Thanks Jody - I can buy individual D'addario classical rectified nylon strings.  I will give .22 a go for 1st and 5th.  "
Aug 7
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"The gauges you mentioned would work. I'd call the 1st and 5th heavy. 22 is more like medium in my opinion. But those are not to be found in a guitar *set* but I see that the website at your link sells individual strings.…"
Aug 6
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Strings!
"Yes Jody - its the nylon strings (gauge 24, 28w, 32, 28, 24) - maybe I need to give it a few weeks.  We have a string store that sells classical guitar strings but I don't know what would be…"
Aug 6

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Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/

Posted on September 1, 2021 at 17:19 — 5 Comments

Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

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

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

SS Stewart on Ebay

Nice SS Stewart Universal Favourite on Ebay Uk - scale length is just over 27 inches according to seller

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SS-Stewart-5-string-banjo-open-back/293698799388?hash=item4461d0071c:g:-08AAOSwfZVfPpsQ

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 18:40 — 3 Comments

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

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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