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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Chris Prieto liked Manfred Kilian's photo
Saturday
Scott Danneker left a comment for Richard Taglieri
"Hello!"
Friday
Scott Danneker liked Manfred Kilian's photo
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Manfred Kilian posted a photo
Thursday
Manfred Kilian commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
Thursday
Chris Prieto commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
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Converse Banjo Reminiscences The Cadenza June 1901

"poor guy. the more i read about the yerba buena cemetery (now a library) the more i think he may have been left behind. Seems 5000 bodies were moved to the golden gate cemetery (now a golf course or park), but nobody has found evidence that more…"
Thursday
Manfred Kilian commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
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Converse Banjo Reminiscences The Cadenza June 1901

"In the SAN FRANCISCO CEMETERY RECORDS, 1848-1863 I cannot find an entry for Tom Briggs. https://archive.org/details/sanfranciscoceme00daug"
Thursday
Richard Taglieri is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
Thursday
Scott Danneker liked Paul Draper's video
Wednesday
Manfred Kilian commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Narraganset Jig

"Great banjo, great tune, great playing."
Wednesday
Chris Prieto commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
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Converse Banjo Reminiscences The Cadenza June 1901

"Well I called the Italian cemetery and he is not there either. Not sure if any of you know for sure where he is buried but I would love to know. Kinda sad to think he was left behind and had a library or something built over him"
Wednesday
Paul Draper replied to Wes Merchant's discussion Alan Jabbour
"Good stuff. Thanks Al."
Tuesday
Chris Prieto commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
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Converse Banjo Reminiscences The Cadenza June 1901

"seems he was buried at yerba buena cemetery which moved to golden gate cemetary which then moved to italian cemetery(?)"
Tuesday
Chris Prieto commented on Manfred Kilian's photo
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Converse Banjo Reminiscences The Cadenza June 1901

"Oh wow, is he buried in California. If so I must trek up north and pay my respects!"
Tuesday
Chris Prieto liked Manfred Kilian's photo
Tuesday
Chris Prieto liked Mark Weems's discussion Rice Vs Briggs?
Tuesday
Manfred Kilian posted photos
Tuesday
Manfred Kilian replied to Mark Weems's discussion Rice Vs Briggs?
"Joel, I read  that Baur claimed that Converse wrote the Briggs, but is there any evidence ? "
Tuesday
Al Smitley replied to Wes Merchant's discussion Alan Jabbour
"Here's what looks like an 80-minute program Alan Jabbour did at a library or probably a book store, in case anyone's interested in "attending".  It was uploaded in 2011 but I don't know when it took…"
Tuesday
Chris Prieto liked Wes Merchant's discussion Alan Jabbour
Jan 17

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Alan Jabbour

Started by Wes Merchant in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Rice Vs Briggs?

Started by Mark Weems in Uncategorized. Last reply by Manfred Kilian on Tuesday. 30 Replies

Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

Started by Rick Cicciarelli in Uncategorized. Last reply by Eric Womersley Jan 4. 20 Replies

Compensated bridges

Started by Tom Berghan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Scott Danneker Jan 3. 4 Replies

Happy holidays

Started by Manfred Kilian in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia Dec 25, 2016. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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