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Help me pay for this site!

Hi everyone.  I have just added a Donate tab to the site.  I just paid for the site for another year ($240).  I would appreciate it if peop…

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Time to help pay for this site

I have paid $240 for this site for another year .  The payment widget I used to use is no longer available, so the procedure is a little di…

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam N…

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Scenes from the 2017 Joel Sweeney & the Banjo festival/ Sweeney Convergence!

Follow the link to Appomattox Court House NHP's FB page: https://goo.gl/7wS7BC

Started by D. Wooldridge

5 Sep 14
Reply by Strumelia


Has anyone listened to the recordings made in 1941, of Texas fiddler P. T. Bell? He was born in 1869 and learned fiddle from his Father, wh…

Started by IAN SALTER

1 Sep 13

Bell Banjos Out Of Business

Is Terry Bell still in business? I've made NUMEROUS attempts to contact him, but I can not seem to reach him? Is he alright? Can anyone h…

Started by William Johnson

0 Sep 9


Hello to everyone.  On page 8 of Briggs', the last sentence in the instructions for The Left Hand states that 'The thumb is sometime used t…

Started by IAN SALTER

9 Sep 9

Recommend for West Coast friends.


Started by Wes Merchant

0 Sep 8

Terry Bell Contact Info?

Does anyone know how best to get in touch with Terry Bell? I've called him for several weeks at the number listed on his website, and email…

Started by William Johnson

4 Aug 30
Reply by William Johnson

Bracket Wrench for Square Drive Nuts

I asked Noel Booth to use square nuts on the fretless he built for me, to give it that mid-19th century look. But then I needed a proper br…

Started by Champion of North Huron

1 Aug 30
Reply by Chris Prieto

2017 Banjo Gathering: November 2-5, 2017

Dear Friends,Since 1998, the Banjo Gathering (formerly the Banjo Collectors Gathering) has been the platform for sharing new scholarship an…

Started by Greg Adams

0 Aug 29

Oklahoma City's American Banjo Museum names collector James Bollman as Jack Canine Award recipient

See article linked here http://newsok.com/article/5561519

Started by Paul Draper

1 Aug 26
Reply by Paul Draper

String recommendation

Carbon Fiber Nylon: You really ought to try it! My two favorite materials are real gut, and carbon fiber nylon. Here is a source for you: h…

Started by Tom Berghan

10 Aug 24
Reply by Chris Prieto


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