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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Tom Taggart liked flatfoot johnny's video
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soldier joy and a little drumming

Is this what the double headed Boucher banjo was for? After all William Boucher started of as a drum maker... well heres Soldiers Joy with a drum intro.
yesterday
Tom Taggart liked flatfoot johnny's video
Jul 14
Paul Draper liked flatfoot johnny's video
Jul 14
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double headed, painted, Boucher minstrel banjo.

Something ive been wanting to make for ages is the William Boucher double headed minstrel banjo with painted wood and hardware... and look... ive made one!!
Jul 14
Tom Taggart posted a discussion

Welcome New Folks

Been a while since I've seen newcommers on the site. Welcome to Minstrel Banjo. Lots of good folks and good music to be found here.See More
Jul 8
Profile IconAnita Pandolfi, T K, Peter Rich and 1 more joined Minstrel Banjo
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Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Jul 5
Paul Draper posted a video

Yankee Doodle with variations

It’s time once more for an old favorite from Briggs, 1855.
Jul 4
Byron Ed posted a discussion

Banjo Mike

Just a tip; sat with Banjo Mike (Brooklyn Michigan) last weekend.  Great Briggs renditions (on period fretless repro) he mixes in with roots banjo (on old-timey steel-string open-back) at public events.See More
Jul 2
Michael Cypret liked James Pentecost's video
Jun 18
Michael Cypret liked Chris Prieto's photo
Jun 18
Byron Ed replied to razyn's discussion Songs of our Native Daughters
"I've got it. I ordered online from Great Britain. This is in fact a nice CD. (I'm sure downloading the file itself or streaming it is just as good, but at my age I just like to have the thing on my shelf.  Will my next car even have a…"
Jun 15
Byron Ed liked James Pentecost's video
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Scott House liked Chris Prieto's photo
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Donovan Murphy commented on Paul Draper's video
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The Sanford Jig

"Very cool"
Jun 2
Donovan Murphy liked James Pentecost's video
Jun 2
Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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Barimba / Nginde’s Pigs

"Haha, this weather seems like the 'good old days' of early BC."
May 30
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Barimba / Nginde’s Pigs

"Good thing black creek was virtual..."
May 30

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Welcome New Folks

Started by Tom Taggart in Uncategorized Jul 8. 0 Replies

Banjo Mike

Started by Byron Ed in Uncategorized Jul 2. 0 Replies

Anyone see this Pete Ross on Ebay?

Started by Strumelia in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dow Mathis Apr 5. 1 Reply

New Minstrel Music

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by CURTIS PAYNE Mar 18. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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