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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…

Started by Greg AdamsLatest Reply

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Some time ago, I think it was Wes who said that there might be interest at the Pry House/Barn about rejuvenating the EABG.  Are there any u…

Started by Al Smitley

3 Mar 14
Reply by Wes Merchant

New MInstrel Banjo Program at Midwest Banjo Camp

Experienced banjoists of any skill level are invited to take part in our new full-time “Minstrel Banjo” track, taught by Greg C Adams, and…

Started by Ken Perlman

0 Mar 6

adding pictures

when I attempt to add pictures to my page it says I need a Plug to do so. will someone kindly tell me what I need and where do I get it Im…

Started by Ronald Hanes

2 Mar 4
Reply by Ronald Hanes

Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017

Dates are set for September 8-10th for this year at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.  Mark your calenders! Details from David Wooldridge to follo…

Started by Mark Weems

1 Mar 1
Reply by Scott Danneker

need to learn one more thing about my new Boucher

Let me start by saying my new Bell Boucher kit is absolutely beautiful. I do 'have a question though. About the nut. It a great piece of wo…

Started by Ronald Hanes

3 Feb 27
Reply by Chris Prieto

Progress report on my new Bell Boucher

Well I have it finished and strung. It's a thing of beauty. Mr Bell has produced a very fine instrument. I did a set up based on advice giv…

Started by Ronald Hanes

0 Feb 27

Assistance request regarding a Boucher banjo

I have a Bell Boucher arriving this week. It will be my first fretless Is there a picture or diagram that explains how to use the curves on…

Started by Ronald Hanes

8 Feb 23
Reply by Brian Kimerer

Nylgut strings information

I watched a video demo of Terry Bell going through the different tunings on a minstrel banjo. It was playable immediately after he returned…

Started by Ronald Hanes

2 Feb 23
Reply by Chris Prieto

What songs were you taught in Kindergarten/grade school?

Saw a few posts on this subject and I thought it'd be a good discussion thread. What songs were you taught when you were very little- in nu…

Started by Strumelia

11 Feb 21
Reply by Tom Berghan


Mark Weems told me today about the Appomattox gathering in September. I am SOOOO excited! I didn't ask him for more information... I am sav…

Started by Jacalyn Thomas

0 Feb 20


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