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 Tom Taggart's photo
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Tom Taggart commented on Tom Taggart's photo
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"Manufacturer's stamp on the inside."
8 hours ago
Tom Taggart commented on Tom Taggart's photo
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"S.S. Stewart banjo, back view."
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Tom Taggart commented on Tom Taggart's photo
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"I bought this from Don Gardner at the Cedar Creek Civil War reenactment in Oct 2017. He told me it was made around 1900 by S.S. Stewart. I know it is not from the minstrel period but it sounds great and I can use it to expand my banjo picking into…"
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Tom Taggart posted photos
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Scott Danneker is attending D. Wooldridge's event
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Joel Sweeney Convergence at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018
An opportunity to play early banjo music at historic Appomattox Court House where " the banjo passed from black hands to white hands."
12 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Some percussion and whistle would sound good on this one"
15 hours ago
Tom Berghan liked Paul Draper's video
16 hours ago
Jim Garber replied to Jim Garber's discussion Gig Bag or Decent Case for Bell Boucher
"I could not find anyone who carried this long neck banjo gig bag except for Elderly and Gold Tone."
18 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Backside Albany

"Thanks Lisa. Yes - dADGA (or thereabouts...) (next time, tour of the basement... Oh no!!!)"
18 hours ago
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
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Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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Backside Albany

"Are you in a low sawmill tuning Paul? Very nice!  Quintessentially Irish. I also enjoy seeing the different settings in your house.   :)"
20 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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Traditional Gourd Drum

"That's goureat !!  Reminds me of when people play percussion on their cheeks with their mouths open... but with a really big mouth chamber and less potential pain.   ;D"
20 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Jim Garber's discussion Gig Bag or Decent Case for Bell Boucher
"If you can find a new one on Amazon, I believe you might be able to return it by asking the seller for a printed return label (paid shipping) if it doesn't fit.  Worth investigating, be sure to review the seller's return policies."
20 hours ago
Jim Garber replied to Jim Garber's discussion Gig Bag or Decent Case for Bell Boucher
"Well, I was convinced that the Goldtone gig bag was the best solution but I just checked the shipping from Elderly and I must have missed something because Fedex will ship it for about $26. So I ordered the shopworn one and hope that it will be…"
21 hours ago
Mark Weems liked Paul Draper's video
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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Backside Albany

"I saw John McCutcheon last night (great concert!). Here's his recording of this tune on hammer dulcimer: https://youtu.be/W9xsii8ms3A"
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Gig Bag or Decent Case for Bell Boucher

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Mary Blane

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Actual Minstrel Banjos for sale?

Started by Jim Jacquet in Classified. Last reply by Chris Prieto Nov 10. 5 Replies

Joe Ayers Tumblr page

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Citizen Scientist

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