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Zither banjo recording
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93uztqUqwA  Great quality recording - sounds like Olly Oakley.  I put the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jan 3.

Little survivor
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Not interested in the actual banjo but isn't it cool that there is a handwritten book of music - someone's banjo playing repertoire - that has survived all these decades. I think the seller is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bostock Nov 30, 2022.

Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
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Thought fellow CB members may enjoy this performance by UK multi-instrumentalist, Martin Wheatley: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by thereallyniceman Jan 26.

Louisa Dewhurst's Banjo School
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Just came across a banjo method book by Louisa Dewhurst - it looks rare (judging by the price!!). Do we know anything about her?  I think a Francine Dewhurst played with the Clifford Essex Pierrot's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bostock Nov 16, 2022.

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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Thank you Martin for all that work! I have to add scores to the MUSIC LIBRARY as it involves re-sizing, adding file numbers and names etc. etc.  before the scores can be uploaded to the database file server. I am busy on other things all day…"
Jan 26
Martin Wheatley replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Sorry it's taken so long but here is the Whitewash Man. The first version is more or less what I played at Whitley Bay but when I listened again I heard some other things. So, I've done a revision including those although not every detail…"
Jan 25
carrie horgan and Russ Chandler are now friends
Jan 17
carrie horgan replied to ritchie thomson's discussion Does anyone have a good banjo for sale?
"Andrew Butler had two Clifford Essex banjos for sale on Facebook Marketplace recently - he is a member here (Andrew 'Blind Boy' Butler).   "
Jan 15
carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Whitewash man..1908..Jean Schwartz..Van Eps transcription.
"That's great, Steve.  I will take a look at your simplified arrangement - I have your arrangement in key of C also."
Jan 9
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Hi Ian - well, I think that is an amazing feat of memorisation and endurance!  I've always liked this tune but would not dare attempt such a 'knuckle-buster'.  "
Jan 7
thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"I had a dig around in my trash files and found one of my embarrassing videos.  This is why I will leave difficult pieces to the experts ;-)    My teeth were ground down to stumps by the end of this example of attempting to play a…"
Jan 7
Martin Wheatley replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Delighted to be here ! I made a start yesterday on revising but got side-tracked today. Will post soon...."
Jan 6
thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Thanks Martin, It is very good to see you here! I really like Whitewash Man and would love to see your "new" score and if you could add any hints on fret positions, or the way you have found it best to play that would great as I will try…"
Jan 6
Martin Wheatley replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Thanks Carrie ! I find I have to memorize them to stand a chance. Just looked at the PDF I posted and have spotted some things that aren't right which I changed and didn't get round to changing in the music. I'll edit it and post…"
Jan 5
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Thanks for posting the pdf Martin.  I was just watching your performance again and marvelling at the fact you have memorized these difficult pieces!  "
Jan 5
Martin Wheatley replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Here's The Whitewash Man. I haven't put any fingering in but I'm happy to do so if anyone wants to play it"
Jan 4
Martin Wheatley replied to carrie horgan's discussion Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo
"Just spotted this ! All of the numbers are from Van Eps recordings. I did write some of them out, I'll have a look..."
Jan 4
carrie horgan replied to Joanne's discussion Cabinet card Photos - Alfred D. Cammeyer?
"Hello Joanne - thanks for posting.  The first photo does look like a young Alfred Cammeyer - he was quite a heavy-set man.  Hopefully someone may identify the young man who is playing a zither banjo in the second photo.  The zither…"
Jan 4
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The Wayne Adams Old Classic Banjo Collection

Many CB players will already be aware of this but this has recently been released on CD.  I know many of these tunes are in the Original Recordings archive and elsewhere but it's good to see this being released. https://www.fremeaux.com/en/6559-the-wayne-adams-old-classic-banjo-collection-1897-1952-3561302581620-fa5816.htmlSee More
Jan 4
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Camilla (Chilean Dance) - Classic-style banjo

"Thanks, Ian.  I am aiming for a different bobble-hat and banjo for every day of the week :)"
Jan 4

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The Wayne Adams Old Classic Banjo Collection

Many CB players will already be aware of this but this has recently been released on CD.  I know many of these tunes are in the Original Recordings archive and elsewhere but it's good to see this being released. …

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Posted on January 4, 2023 at 18:58

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

Comment Wall (9 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
At 9:23 on May 9, 2022, nick stephens said…

Howdy Carrie, nice to meet you on Saturday, you should have done a couple of tunes for us, I cant stop myself from playing, I guess I am an old ham ! cheers, Nick.

At 20:00 on December 4, 2022, Jake Glanville said…

Hello Carrie,

Thanks once again for your comment.

Yes,  The Buddy Bolden 'cylinder' was my masterpiece.  I cobbled together the sound of a blank wax cylinder at 80 rpm added to Humph playing Make Me A Pallet On The Floor from a BBC Radio programme called Buddy Bolden's Blues recorded many years ago. Humph and his band were trying to re-create the Buddy Bolden sound, and to my mind they did a very good job.  Of course I had to tell jazzers I'd faked it in the end!

Me too re Rob MacKillop.  It was only when I saw an early Youtube clip of his that I realised it was Classic banjo I'd been trying to play all these years.  I must emphasise that despite the time-span I remain a pretty rubbish player.  My nickname of 'Black Jake Two Fingers' goes back about 50 years to a concert at what is now Norwich Puppet Theatre, and they were trying to think what name to give me.  One of the members of Cosmetheka (I think) who were the main attraction, suggested that because of my limited two finger style of banjo playing that's what I should be called.

Yes, I agree most of my English banjo-playing friends like to emulate American Old Time, but thankfully there are people like you around!  Not that I have anything against American Old Time.

I did go to one of the banjo meets in Derbyshire but my health deteriorated and I was unable to travel to any further ones.

I've just ordered a couple of Olly Oakley 78's.  In the meantime I've got a lovely old Clifford Essex ZB to restore.  Hope I don't make a hash of it!

Look forward to your next Youtube clip.

Kindest Regards,

Black Jake.

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