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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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Gig Bag or Decent Case for Bell Boucher

Hi All: I see the last time this was discussed was over 5 years ago, so I apologize if it is old news. I tried all my existing banjo cases…

Started by Jim Garber

27 20 hours ago
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Mary Blane

My adaptation of Billy Whitlock’s tender sweet song, Mary Blane. https://www.facebook.com/Tom.Berghan/videos/902225803274924/

Started by Tom Berghan

2 Nov 12
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Joe Ayers Tumblr page

I recall when I first got into this music that Joe Ayers had a tumblr page with a bunch of tunes on it. Its like him and his family or some…

Started by Chris Prieto

2 Nov 10
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Citizen Scientist

Ok.....so I have played a lot of this stuff, all of it on the fretless Minstrel in D/G tuning. I hypothesize that much of the music is NOT…

Started by Timothy Twiss

22 Nov 8
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2018 Banjo Gathering Survey

Dear Friends, We enjoyed an extraordinary 2017 Banjo Gathering this past weekend in Alexandria, Virginia, with a wonderful array of present…

Started by Greg Adams

0 Nov 6

The Old Music

I posted these two polkas as a contrast of instruments reaching for the same style. I think the guitar with its extended range is a better…

Started by Timothy Twiss

9 Nov 4
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Email Notices

Can anyone tell me how to stop gmail notifications that tell me that someone replied to a posting I may have once responded to?

Started by Al Smitley

4 Oct 27
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October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

I just decided. Because October is the month of Halloween and pumpkins and squash and old hollow/hallow things, even the O in October is ro…

Started by Strumelia

70 Oct 26
Reply by Brian Kimerer

2017 Banjo Gathering: November 2-5, 2017

Dear Friends, Here's the latest information regarding this year's Banjo Gathering (formerly Banjo Collectors Gathering). I hope some of yo…

Started by Greg Adams

0 Oct 25

O'er the Crossing

Mark Weems's version of Mister Banjo inspired me to finally purchase Slave Songs of the United States 1867. I found O'er the Crossing, deri…

Started by Rob Mohr

9 Oct 24
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