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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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nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"I understood that CE sourced their strings from Picato too, as did Chris Sands, I found upon enquiry that this company too seem to have ceased trading"
May 19
nick stephens replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I just love Tarrant Bailey's playing... don't you?
"sure is fine playing, why Gus Phillips ? I dont get it."
May 17
nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"I am getting confused by gauges etc, I reckon I shall just buy La Bella 17s and get used to them, I did think they were rather expensive but, I have been quoted some eye watering prices for singles in gauges I dont even pretend to understand !"
May 17
nick stephens left a comment for John Deller
"Howdy John, rather intrigued by all the string talk, not really understanding gauges, cheers, Nick."
May 17
nick stephens and John Deller are now friends
May 17
nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"FWIW, I have enjoyed the sound of the Labella 17s, they gave me the snap and brightness that I think most closely resembles the sound I hear on old recordings I struggle however with the feel which to me is a bit floppy especially up the neck where…"
May 16
nick stephens commented on John Deller's video
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Grimshaws excercise No10 on a minstrel banjo.

"good to see you at Clowne John, groovy food too, this tune sure is mournful kinda sounds like the funeral march."
May 10
nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"I have today begun a dialogue  with a London based importer/retailer of nylon instrument strings, I am assured that banjo strings are available to buy in many different gauges, I am curious to know what gauges players here like to use, this…"
May 10
nick stephens left a comment for carrie horgan
"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."
May 9
nick stephens is now friends with carrie horgan and Danielle Saxon Reeves
May 9
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The Midlands Banjo Festival 2022 at Hilton, Derbyshire, UK. DE65 5GP

October 22, 2022 from 12am to 7pm
The Midlands Banjo Festival will be held this year at:The Hilton House Hotel, Hilton, Berbyshire, UK. DE65 5GPon Saturday 22nd October. 2022For details please contact:Keith Wilson: 01132 588243or Email: keithwilson59@talktalk.netSee More
Apr 28
nick stephens is attending thereallyniceman's event

Clowne Classic Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre

May 7, 2022 from 12am to 5pm
Clowne Banjo Rally for this year, will be on May, 7th 2022at Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park, Recreation Close, Clowne , S43 4PLDoors open at 12 noon, with Banjo playing from 2pm until 5pmPlenty of Banjos and Music for sale.Contact- Keith Wilson, Tel number 01132 588243See More
Mar 20
Joel Hooks replied to nick stephens's discussion Skip Buehling ?
"“Vess” is short for Sylvester.  I guess that is sort of a nickname."
Mar 15
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion Skip Buehling ?
"no need to be Joel, its just me being easily amused, what next ? Buck Van Eps ? Hank Osman ?"
Mar 14
Joel Hooks replied to nick stephens's discussion Skip Buehling ?
"Oh, sorry."
Mar 14
nick stephens replied to nick stephens's discussion Skip Buehling ?
"obviously, however it was new to me."
Mar 14

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