I was taught by Tarrent Bailey Jnr when I was about 11,My late father Brian Jacklin was the conductor of the showboat Orchestra in the 1970s He then went on to conduct many bmg Orchestras the most recent being The Jacklin Cheshire Frets Orchestra. My daughter Tandie Stahl is now taking over in his footsteps and will be the new conductor as my dad so wished . ive been a member of my dads orchetras since I was 10 and in that time got to meet many great people such as Tarrent Bailey Jnr,Bill Ball and Chris Sands who used to stay at my dads house all the time when I was about 11.I am learning to play all over again as I lost it along the way kids and all that .Does any one know Chris Sands I wanted to contact him to let him know about my dad and that he has passed away
Hi Shirlee, welcome to 'Classic Banjo' pleased to hear you are playing again. I think the last time we met was at the Crewe BMG Rally, you played 'Pompadour' and I think I played 'Twinkletoes' in the G A Keeler competition. We are currently in Cyprus and I am still playing the banjo, I also play in a band 'Stringfellas' we play jigs, reels, polka's, marches, tango, rags, Irish, folk, Bluegrass and also some of my finger style pieces. You will get lots of help with finding music on this site, it is so much easier than years ago when we had to rummage through dusty cardboard boxes at banjo rallies or if you were lucky enough to find any in 'junk shops'.
Yes, I did hear about your father, a very sad loss indeed, the banjo can be a very loyal friend, always there when you need it, pleased you are playing again. Cyprus is lovely, we enjoy every moment here, although a bit too hot in July and August for the banjo's as both of my heads split last summer within a week!
Hi Shirlee, nice to see and hear another female around here :) Hope you will stay. I gather that you are returning to Banjo after some time away, that's good. I'm just a beginner but I love the instrument, and this is a great site for classic Banjo.
Hi Shirlee, I currently have lessons with Chris Sands and will be also seeing him at the BMG Summer School held in Preston on 8/9/10 June2012. Ian has given you his current email which is the latest one, but he rarely checks his emails to be honest......
Let me know if you have not got a copy of egyptian princess and I can email you a copy. Tom Ryan in Manchester
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