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name that tune please
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I have just been listening to the Tony Lidington radio documentary called Pierrot Hero, very good it is too, curious if anybody can tell me the name of the title music and, who is playing it, very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 21.

the banjo at the British seaside , my own presentation
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Around one year ago I was approached and asked to give a talk/demonstration with my banjo to a local history group, while making preparations it occurred to me to put together a more structured…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Sep 11.

new head on my new banjeaurine
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As is obvious from the title of my post, I need/want a new head for my banjeaurine, it currently has a fibreskin head (I think!) thick and rough to the touch but, worse ! I noticed a tiny rip in it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Sep 7.

Calliope Rag on new banjeaurine

just added this little attempt  really to show off my newly acquired JB Schall banjeaurine, more practice needed but, hey ! I have plenty of time on my hands these days .Continue

Started Sep 2

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Richard William Ineson replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Hi Steve, Yes I remember seeing it, 'Popularity' is a good tune which I used to play with Paul Whyman in the 90s (1990s that is) when i could still play the banjo."
Oct 21
Steve Harrison replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Hi Richard, Some time back, I did do an arrangement of Popularity Rag by Cohan which can be found in the library...Steve."
Oct 21
Richard William Ineson replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"I like the JJ medley and am also  a fan of Cohan, I just downloaded the Ossman cylinder from the Library of Congress who also have all of the sheet music to the songs and  I scribbled a rough arrangement down so that I could play it. My…"
Oct 19
Joel Hooks replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Hi Richard, was there a published score for "Little Johnny Jones' Medley"?  My wife is a fan of Cohan... while most of the tunes are lost on me, she will know them all.  I try to play things that she likes as to not be a…"
Oct 19
Richard William Ineson replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Joel, I agree that the days of people recognising even songs by the likes of Stephen Foster, are numbered so old ragtime songs are not going to get a look in at all. I had a copy of 'A Bunch of Rags' with the titles of the various songs…"
Oct 19
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"I never really knew that I was playing piano stuff as I have hitherto just learned any little tune I fancy, some of the marches I have copied from various recordings, some of brass bands ! I enjoy trying to isolate the oompah bass lines and…"
Oct 19
Joel Hooks replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"This has not been one of my favorites.  I would say Ossman arranged it as it is a medley of various songs. These medleys were pretty popular, though I imagine it had to do with people knowing the songs that are included (which I often…"
Oct 19
Trapdoor2 replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"I suspect Ossman composed it. There is another piece published in the period with the same name but it sounds nothing like Ossman's recording."
Oct 19
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"on re listening, I think that is the Essex version used in the radio broadcast but, who composed it ?"
Oct 19
Pär Engstrand replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Quite interesting that they play in exactly the same tempo.... Or is that some "after-editing-thing"?"
Oct 18
thereallyniceman replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Or maybe not?  Here are Clifford Essex and Syd Turner: BUNCH of Rags played by Clifford Essex and Syd Turner"
Oct 18
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"well, thank you everybody, now I know what to look out for on my next "tune learning" foray ! Curious how they chose an American player though for such a British subject innit ?"
Oct 18
thereallyniceman replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"A BUNCH of RAGS played by Vess Ossman"
Oct 18
Rob Murch replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"Hi Nick, Sounds like Bunch of Rags by Vess Ossman. Great tune.!"
Oct 18
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"howdy Joel who did you send a message to ? I never thought of messaging anybody, just thought it was a pretty little tune ."
Oct 17
Joel Hooks replied to nick stephens's discussion name that tune please
"I just sent them a message asking.  Hopefully we will hear back."
Oct 17

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