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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james w.meadows is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
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Tom Taggart liked Rob Mohr's video
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Tom Taggart liked Rob Mohr's video
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Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

"Great! Thanks, Paul!...it's one of those I keep hearing and like, but it's not Buckley, Briggs, Converse, Rice, or Foster, so it's not in any of my books..."
Saturday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

"Hi Rob - I first heard this one from Dave Kirchner.   The sheet music is here:  https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/020/190"
Saturday
Rob Mohr posted videos
Saturday
Al Smitley commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"For the record...... I'm mentioned as being one of the organizers.  I suspect that John and Elaine put this together.  I can't speak for Tim and Andy, as I think they shared important insights, but I did nothing other than add a…"
Saturday
Profile IconAl Smitley and Rob Mohr are attending John Masciale's event

An Early Banjo Gathering at Renfrew Museum and Park

June 26, 2020 at 7pm to June 28, 2020 at 1pm
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue.  After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
Saturday
Rob Mohr commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"Signed up and ready to go!! I have a sleeping bag and a banjo, I figure that's all I need!!"
Saturday
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

"I've noticed this is a popular tune at our gatherings. Is there music or tab of it somewhere, so I can add this to my repertoire?"
Saturday
Rob Mohr liked Paul Draper's video
Saturday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Al Smitley's discussion Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America
"I would enjoy a copy, Al. madsmith73@gmail.com Thanks! ===Marc"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 and Jim Krewson are now friends
Thursday
Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
Wednesday
Paul Draper posted a video

Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

My rendition of a song written and composed by Geo. Holman, 1848. “A magnificent Silver Cup was awarded to the Author of this Song by A. Andrews Esquire of t...
Wednesday
Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"Thanks!"
Wednesday
Mark Bridge replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"For some reason, it was set to go public tomorrow morning. I went in and set it to go public at 1:00 today, hopefully it works."
Tuesday
Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"The video shows as private. "
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Michael Cypret liked Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
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Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Trapdoor2 on Thursday. 7 Replies

New Banjo

Started by Mark Bridge in Uncategorized. Last reply by Michael Cypret on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Horsehair or Hemp strings

Started by Michael Cypret in Uncategorized. Last reply by Brice Alms Feb 14. 2 Replies

Head case

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Al Smitley Feb 13. 4 Replies

 
 
 

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