Minstrel Banjo

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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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Appomattox 2019

Any word on dates for this event yet? Thanks, -Scott

Started by Scott Danneker

0 on Monday

Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violin

Started by Chris Prieto

1 Mar 7
Reply by Al Smitley

Missing pages

Someone was attentive enough to notice that a few pages were missing from some of my "Early Banjo Complete" tutor section. If you bought it…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Feb 17
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

I wonder if anyone has explored 19th century recordings in relation to minstrel perfomance practice and banjo playing from the late minstre…

Started by James Tyler

12 Feb 14
Reply by Byron Thomas

Update on Terry Bell

Check Terry's facebook page (Bell Banjos) for the latest from Terry. Wishing him well....

Started by Hugh Strawn

6 Feb 5
Reply by Jason Adam Young

Musical passage

I stumbled upon this site last year and spent a good amount of time listening to these 3 songs Angola, Papa, and Koromanti. It's a really i…

Started by Byron Thomas

0 Jan 23

Dan Emmett's Musical Manuscript

Is there any idea of where I can find a digital copy of this as I'm not hopeful of finding an original?

Started by Byron Thomas

0 Jan 23

Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall read…

Started by Chris Prieto

3 Jan 12
Reply by Chris Prieto

Google Doodle

I know this isn't quite minstrel banjo related, but today's Google doodle was Earl Scruggs and the banjo. http://time.com/5500154/google-do

Started by Rob Mohr

0 Jan 11

my 1870s banjo. Restoration complete.

The 1870s banjo is finally restored to playing condition. I put a new skin, new tailpiece, new tuning pegs, new bridge, new ebony nut, new…

Started by Brice Alms

4 Dec 18, 2018
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