Minstrel Banjo

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Anyone know who composed "Funeral March" from Converse's 1886 Analytical Banjo Method?

Converse's score (on p.78) says "Arranged", which suggests he's not the composer. 

Started by Andy Chase

0 Jun 30

An Early Banjo Gathering

I have a historic site that is interested in hosting an Early Banjo Gathering.  I don't want to say where yet, but I need to start talking…

Started by John Masciale

1 Jun 27
Reply by Andy Chase

Decisions, decisions...

I had been considering a mountain banjo because it just seems like FUN!! However, I decided another minstrel banjo is probably the way to g…

Started by Rob Mohr

2 May 9
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Minstrel lyrics archive

Sometime ago I came across a website with a large collection of lyrics for minstrel music, but I've somehow lost the bookmark.  Anyone know…

Started by Rick Hadley

4 May 8
Reply by halisha thomas howell

Good article...

https://www.wbur.org/artery/2019/04/17/banjo-project-digital-museum I had heard of The Banjo Project, but it's been a couple years since I…

Started by Rob Mohr

0 Apr 17

my 6 string minstrel bucket banjo project.

It ain't gonna be long before my new tackhead 6 string wood bucket banjo is done. Give it another week or two and it might get finished, th…

Started by Brice Alms

2 Apr 10
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Clarke Buehling at Walthamstow Folk

Hi all Just to let you know that the very wonderful Clarke Buehling is performing at Walthamstow Folk Club in North East London on Sunday 9…

Started by Russ Chandler

0 Apr 10

Boucher Banjo Plans

I'm attempting a minstrel banjo build with my dad, and I recall several years ago there were some plans on the bluestem website for a bouch…

Started by atticus kelly

0 Apr 9

Minstrel banjo for sale

This fine instrument is for sale. Enter "Kangas" in a search for videos and you will see it. Go to banjo Hangout for the sale.

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Apr 7

how to tune

hello, im a clawhammer player from middle tennessee and really love the sound of minstrel banjo. i would like to learn some of the tunings,…

Started by Richard McLain

10 Apr 5
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