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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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Early Banjo Volume 1

My Freshman effort and world wide sensation "Early Banjo Volume 1" is available on CD for $10.00 including shipping. I found a stash of 1 d…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Jan 12

Kick off the New Year TotW...

Unless someone has a different tune they prefer, how about kicking off the new year with Don't You Hear De Bulgine?? To me, it appears dec…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Jan 3
Reply by Michael Cypret

Horsehair or Hemp strings

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boke…

Started by Michael Cypret

1 Dec 20, 2019
Reply by Tom Taggart

TOTW 12/9/19

Who will anoint a piece for this week ?

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Dec 10, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr

TOTW 11/25/19

This has been great. Since there is a lull, I'd like to jump in and suggest the next one. How about "What's Going On?" from the monumental…

Started by Timothy Twiss

4 Nov 26, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

I have it down to the following from Buckley 1868 (Tim's book): Buckley's Hornpipe, Dan Emmett's Reel, or Lazy Joe (Jig)... Somebody make…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Nov 23, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Giant Bohdran Banjo

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! https://classic-banjo.ning

Started by Michael Cypret

0 Nov 20, 2019


I nominate Mr. Chris Prieto to choose this week’s TOTW

Started by Paul Draper

19 Nov 17, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr

Tune of the Week Nov. 4th

I nominate Paul Draper to pick one for this week

Started by Timothy Twiss

13 Nov 10, 2019
Reply by Paul Draper

Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston?

Has anyone run across any mention of Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston? This group was mentioned in an obituary in The Boston Weekly Globe,…

Started by OK-4

0 Nov 9, 2019



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