Jake Glanville's Comments

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At 21:46 on March 11, 2023, Rob MacKillop said…

Hi Jake. Thanks for the nice comments. I’m afraid I don’t know Mark Temlett, unfortunately. 


At 22:00 on November 5, 2023, Malachy Robinson said…

Hi Jake, thank you for the interest!

My profile pic is not the banjo in question (that's my lovely Canadian 12" openback). I only posted a picture of the neck of this zither one. It's currently having its back reattached, but it certainly has the structure you refer to. Until it's repaired, I won't know what it sounds like but I'm intrigued.

I suspect it may have been strung as a 4-string, and the pip and 5th fret left unemployed. It shows lots of signs of having been played, which is promising. In order to use the 5th string I will need to add a side-pip (my term: surely there's a proper term for the guide that brings the 5th around the side of the neck?) or add a 5th-fret peg, as you suggest.

yours in banjo, Malachy

At 7:44 on November 6, 2023, Malachy Robinson said…

I mean "pip and 5th peg left unemployed"..

At 19:58 on November 30, 2023, Jody Stecher said…

I was not kidding. I didn't know what AD meant.  

Jake please do not use the comment function in replying to something written in a conversation. Please add your comment to the thread. It's too confusing and people have to click in too many places to follow what is being said.

At 17:00 on December 28, 2023, Wendy said…

Hi Jake, I am interested in your connection to Alfred Peck Stevens.  He is my 2x Great Grandfather and researching his music hall career and family is my obsession.  Is the book you received for Christmas written by Ron Woollacott and Michèle Louise Burford?  Kind regards Wendy

At 21:55 on December 28, 2023, Wendy said…

Hi I am keen to know more about your family legend.  It would be great to see if Glanville is a surname of one of his parents.  Even with years of research and my Father's ancestry DNA test I have been unable to find Vance's parents.  My father is now 91 and a relatively keen listener of my findings.  Naturally musical he has enjoyed hearing about his music hall ancestors.  Best wishes Wendy

At 22:37 on December 28, 2023, Wendy said…

Hello again - I also meant to say I am sorry to hear your brother recently passed.  It is so important to talk to those who have knowledge of family history when you can.  Wendy

At 20:18 on December 30, 2023, Wendy said…

Dear Jake

Thank you for the great information.  It's definitely worth some research.  Is your Aunt Marie a Glanville?

I will also have a look for any information with regard to any banjo playing by Alfred.  There are some good articles in the American newspapers in interviews with his common-law-wife Eunice Mclewee aka Eunice Vance, whom I descend from. 

Regards Wendy

At 8:42 on January 8, 2024, carrie horgan said…

Hi Jake yes I sold it thanks Carrie

At 14:31 on February 2, 2024, Jem Bowkett said…

Hi Jake, if you follow this link you should be able to get audio files of the records you failed to buy from me:


best wishes, Jem

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