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Xmas is coming....
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What a bumper year for classic banjo with the Morley Project album release by Aaron Jonah Lewis: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 on Tuesday.

Alternative to Chris Sands strings
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I've previously used Chris Sands nylon strings but I can't find them now.  I have one set of mediums left but I think my current ones are Chris Sands lights. I tried to restring with Clifford Essex…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Nov 1.

Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
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Hello - just asking for help on alternate picking in Queen of the Burlesque. In the first measure, there are two triplets and I am finding the fingering difficult on the second one.  The section I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jun 25.

One for the smokers...
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I am really enjoying reading the old BMG's.  Apparently the staff of BMG were very impressed with this 'ingenious device' and bought a stockpile to sell to readers for a shilling each (BMG 1918 05) -…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand May 4.

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Creole Belles.

"Really enjoyed that.  I might have to give that one a go - looks tricky though!"
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carrie horgan replied to nick stephens's discussion well, how should my banjo sound ?
"Hello Nick.  Happy to join in and give feedback.   I think the Weavers have a 'dry' sound with a strong bass - more plunky.  The whyte ladie banjo will have a brighter-tone.  A tubaphone would have even more resonance…"
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"It appears that Santa has put me on the "good enough" list to get these two CDs for Xmas. I've simply never been far enough away from the "naughty" list to get that Ferrari..."
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Xmas is coming....

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'The Thriller Rag (classic banjo)

"Excellent! Bravo!! Well done, Carrie. I enjoyed that a lot."
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'The Thriller Rag (classic banjo)

'The Thriller Rag' (May Aufderheide, 1909) - arranged by Steve Harrison (score available: Nerd notes: May Aufderheide wrote many bes...
carrie horgan replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Short Readings for Performance -- Poems, Prose, any Recommendations?
"Hi Aaron Congrats on your new album - my copy is hopefully winging it's way across the pond in time for Xmas!  I don't know if you subscribe to Banjo Newsletter but the new Dec 19 edition features a poem: 'Ode to the Banjo'…"
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All Alone (Alfred Cammeyer)

"Thanks David - hope to see you at Clowne next year "
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All Alone (Alfred Cammeyer)

"Well done Carrie! Be great to see you at some of the Rallies next year. PM me and I'll sort out the string issue you had with CE."
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"p.s just to add, I don't think anyone here is 'nit-picking'.  In fact, the replies support a 'broad-church' way of thinking. Something I like about this era of banjo is that huge popularity of the instrument meant that…"
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carrie horgan replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"This is an interesting topic.  I think I read that guitar-style technique starts appearing in stroke-style banjo tutors (e.g. Frank B Converse 1865 Banjo With or Without a Master) and gained in popularity.  I think of classic-style banjo…"
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Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching:

Here is another one which is more ragtime…


Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

The Bell Chimes

A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro).  Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)

Edit by Ian:

I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.

Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…


Posted on November 1, 2014 at 15:00 — 8 Comments

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At 19:03 on February 5, 2014, Alan Sims said…

hI Carrie , I realized after I asked you ,but that would be great . my email is

At 11:33 on February 6, 2014, Alan Sims said…

Thank you Carrie. I have put it in my learning folder.Have you tried zither banjo schottische .The tab is in library under David Wade nice tune and not to hard to play .

At 19:56 on March 10, 2015, Keith Wilson said…
Hello Carrie, Just watched your video, playing "The Jubillee".
Your playing sounds very tasteful on my old Stewart Banjeurine,
I recently sold it to Kevin @ Findajo !
At 18:45 on November 8, 2017, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Carrie,

I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from 'Ellis's Thorough School' and as I'm retired, I have plenty of time to practice. I really do appreciate your offer of help.

If you, or any fellow players live near me and might fancy meeting up occasionally, please message me. I live near Eastbourne, East Sussex. I also travel to Oxfordshire every couple of weeks for a camping weekend so I could make a brief detour.

Best wishes, Ian.

At 16:48 on January 27, 2019, Clarke Buehling said…

Hi Carrie.

I started a msg to you, but my finger hit a button somewhere...away it went. You mentioned you liked City Point Jig. If you would like a copy I can send it or post it on this site somewhere. It's in "A" notation. Clarke

At 16:13 on April 24, 2019, Grace van't Hof said…

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie! I'm really enjoying getting to know this music so far!

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