Firstly I must point out that my wife, who must be obeyed, said that I looked a scruffy mess in my last video and that I should smarten myself up a bit before I post another video to the group… so don’t blame me, it’s all her fault that I look like a waiter ☺

I have seen the recent discussions about Marc S publishing the Sousa March compositions for Classic Banjo. I should point out that we Brits knew a bit about Marches too. We probably invented marching about as any ex UK army, navy, air force or fire brigade members can confirm!

Also we had probably the most prolific composer for classic style banjo in Joe Morley, and he sure composed some cracking marches.

This is one of Joe Morley’s Marches, and again, one which I used to play a good number of years ago so it still needs a bit of practice…. But here goes.

Please excuse the odd stutter. Either I have developed a nervous tick or my old video camera needs to go in the bin.

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Comment by Adam on August 19, 2010 at 16:49
Ian, that was superb! You're really setting the bar for us - sartorially and banjoistcly!
Comment by Trapdoor2 on August 19, 2010 at 18:16

Waiter, can we get soup with that? ;-)

That is a great performance, Ian. I have had "Palladium March" tabbed out for a few years but have never gotten around to playing it. Another of Morley's that I really like is "RAF's Parade"'re right, he wrote quite a few great marches. I was listening to "Canadians Parade" at lunch today...

Well done!!
Comment by Carl Anderton on August 19, 2010 at 22:29

Okay, there's a citizenship issue, but I'm going to vote for you anyway.

Just kidding, that was some of the best banjo music I've ever heard. Can't wait for the next one. In the meantime, I'll have another listen...
Comment by Carl Anderton on August 20, 2010 at 15:19
I love how Ian comports himself as he plays. So dignified, relaxed and cheerful. None of that slouching or grimacing like the kids do.
Comment by thereallyniceman on August 20, 2010 at 15:54
Hey Carl,
When I play the banjo I consider myself a swan gracefully gliding across a smooth pond... serene on the surface with the legs thrashing away like crazy underneath :-)

Dignified Ian
Comment by marc dalmasso on August 21, 2010 at 11:45
- the best march
- fine playing he learned from the original guys
- original English banjo
- original English Lord

i guess i have to think to become a member of a forum ' bout French wines & cheeses to be original
Comment by thereallyniceman on August 21, 2010 at 12:26
It was your Myspace for the Nice Banjo Orchestra which inspired me to get back into practicing the banjo again after many years away from playing.. So thanks to You, Eric and Pat.

For those who have not seen the Myspace pages. They are excellent !! :

Lord Ian
Comment by David Wade on September 3, 2010 at 12:13
Nice one Ian, definatley need to see you at the MBF - book you a spot nice early on!
Comment by Douglas Back on November 11, 2010 at 17:25

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