Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Profile IconJoel K. Chandler and Will Bickart joined Minstrel Banjo
yesterday
Strumelia replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Will, is that the banjo shown in your avatar?  If so... what a beauty!  You should post a photo of it for us.   :)"
yesterday
anthony Derycke commented on anthony Derycke's video
yesterday
Will Bickart replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Just bought a used Bell Boucher today. I am new to minstrel but it sounds deep and loud, and well built too. Terry Bell is a fine craftsman. AI am going to enjoy leaning to play this elegant machine."
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Paul Certo's discussion AEBG
"Well, wouldn't that be some good news. Yes"
Wednesday
Tom Berghan and Andy Chase are now friends
Wednesday
Andy Chase liked Tom Berghan's video
Wednesday
Andy Chase replied to Paul Certo's discussion AEBG
"I believe that Jake Wynn, who replaced George Wunderlich as the director at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine (which oversees the Pry House, where AEBG was held) had said at one point that they were looking into resurrecting the Antietam…"
Wednesday
Andy Chase liked Tom Berghan's video
Wednesday
Tom Taggart left a comment for Will Bickart
"Welcome to the site. Lots of good folks and music here."
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Tom Berghan's video
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Richard Katz's video
Wednesday
Tom Berghan commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Old Uncle Ned

"Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, I really appreciate your kind words and your friendship. Best Wishes, Tom"
Wednesday
John Masciale commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Old Uncle Ned

"Beautifully performed!  I may borrow your lyric adoptions"
Wednesday
Strumelia commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Old Uncle Ned

"I really like how you adapted this for todays' settings Tom.  Nice version and nice 'fond lament' tempo!   :)"
Wednesday
Chris Prieto liked Tom Berghan's video
Wednesday
Chris Prieto liked Richard Katz's video
Wednesday
Tom Berghan posted a video

Old Uncle Ned

Written by Stephen Foster, Published 1848. Lyrics and Melody Adapted by Tom Berghan. Minstrel Banjo by James Hartel after Joel Sweeney, 1840
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss liked Richard Katz's video
Tuesday
Richard Katz posted a video

Spanish Fandango

Spanish Fandango played on a 1900 S.S. Stewart presentation banjo with nylon strings tuned in G.
Tuesday

Forum

Bell Banjos

Started by Meade A. Breese in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia yesterday. 13 Replies

AEBG

Started by Paul Certo in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

Started by Tom Taggart in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tom Taggart on Sunday. 2 Replies

Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done

Started by Judith in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jun 1. 4 Replies

 
 
 

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