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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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Has the Sweeney Convergence replaced the AEBG? I have been inactive for a while and see the new event posted.

Started by Paul Certo

6 on Monday
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Bell Banjos

Considering buying a Bell banjo. Any thoughts on the sound or quality of build? 

Started by Meade A. Breese

21 on Saturday
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Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

This is a follow up on Curtis' comment in the chat room. We are both interested in learning if harmonicas were used by minstrel performers.…

Started by Tom Taggart

2 Jun 17
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Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done

Hi there,    Anybody have a tab or can lead me to one for Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done?  I'd be happy. Judith

Started by Judith

4 Jun 1
Reply by Chris Prieto

A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

Started by Tom Berghan

8 Jun 1
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New Prust banjo

Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I just received my Prust basic tackhead banjo the other day, and so far I've been enjoying myself…

Started by Steven J. Berger

2 May 28
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Gut 4th string

I thought it was a good idea but it is a pita. Impossible to tune since it's so fat even the slightest twist of the peg send it's sharp or…

Started by Chris Prieto

12 May 24
Reply by Chris Prieto

St. Louis Area Instruction?

Anyone here near St. Louis or who knows someone in the area who might give some basic minstrel instruction and guidance?

Started by Brad Griffith

0 May 20

Minstrel banjoist needed for recording - New York

Hello Friends: I'm looking for a minstrel style banjoist to record a short 1879 piece for the Recorded Anthology of American Music on June…

Started by Rick Benjamin

2 May 12
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Player(s) in New York Area?

Greetings: I'm curating a new volume of the Recorded Anthology of American Music and I'm looking for a minstrel banjoist to play in one nu…

Started by Rick Benjamin

4 May 12
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