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Skip Buehling ?
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Perusing back issues of BMG here I came across mention of a young Arkansas fiddle/banjo player attending the ABF rally that year of the above name, who'd a thought ? Skip eh ?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Mar 15.

woodland park waltz
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apart from Clarke Buehling playing this lovely tune on Youtube I can not find any mention of it anywhere and, I have searched, anybody know anything about this tune please ?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Nov 14, 2020.

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, 2020.

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, 2020.

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Mike Bostock commented on nick stephens's video
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"By ‘creativity’ I specifically mean informed creativity."
Nov 12
Mike Bostock commented on nick stephens's video
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"A genre’s or style’s scope for participation is also central to attracting interest from musicians and potential musicians. It’s notable how many classic era tunes were arranged and written for duet. Banjo ensembles and orchestras…"
Nov 12
Keith Wilson commented on nick stephens's video
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"Sorry I should have. Said YOU TUBE, for Sean Moyses spot !"
Nov 11
Keith Wilson commented on nick stephens's video
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"Inshould add that Sean plays Plectrum Style and Banjolele."
Nov 11
Keith Wilson commented on nick stephens's video
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"Sean Moyses, attended this year for the first time, he gave a brilliant performance, which can be viewed on Facebook."
Nov 11
Mike Bostock commented on nick stephens's video
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"There have been some young(er) players at the Backwell rally in recent years too, which I find positive and uplifting in any banjo setting. I wonder if anyone asked the Midland youngsters how they’d got involved? Not in a way that would be…"
Nov 10
nick stephens commented on nick stephens's video
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"An impressive number of younger players attended the Midland Banjo Festival this year, thats good news, most filmed their own spots and I fully expected to see those posted here, they were not ! It is a shame because a lot of it was worth…"
Nov 10
Mike Bostock commented on nick stephens's video
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"…I don’t even take a banjo to the Backwell event. I sit and enjoy banjo being played in a different style, and look at the banjos on display along one side of the hall. For a banjo player what’s not to like! I think the key is…"
Nov 10
nick stephens commented on nick stephens's video
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"This is exactly the type of lively discussion I would like to see more of here, it is after all a site devoted to the interests of classic players, Jody, my description of "not the best" or whatever I wrote was a genuine comment regarding…"
Nov 10
Mike Bostock commented on nick stephens's video
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"I wonder if another factor is also not helping when it comes to attracting interest? It seems to me that the ratio of banjo players to fiddle players has altered. 10-15 years ago fiddle players were relatively thin on the ground and festivals and…"
Nov 10
Jody Stecher commented on nick stephens's video
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"106 views on Youtube and 43 views here on the Ning site. That represents some interest. Lack of comments may not mean anything. I thought the best thing I ever posted here was a photo of a banjo-shaped seating area at and airport. No one else…"
Nov 10
nick stephens commented on nick stephens's video
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"Of course I understand this, gigs are lightly attended since lockdown, some venues have been forced to close altogether for the reasons you have stated, on such a site as this however we can still discuss at a safe distance the general state of CB…"
Nov 10
Jody Stecher commented on nick stephens's video
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"Attendance may well increase if and when Covid is really and truly gone.  I know seventy-three vaccinated and boosted (boostered?) people who in the past 6 months caught Omicron Covid. Every last one of them caught it from attending a…"
Nov 10
nick stephens commented on nick stephens's video
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"Hi Keith, I shall do what I can to support those events and, I have had some encouraging conversations with Pat  regarding  Backwell, some of us are interested in seeing this art form survive, in the form of actually playing this music in…"
Nov 10
Keith Wilson commented on nick stephens's video
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"I know just how you feel Nick, but we have to carry on with with the last 3 remaining Banjo events. we just have to figure out how to encourage more to attend. There used to be over a hundred attend at Bretby."
Nov 10

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