Minstrel Banjo

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Pry Barn Polka (a new tune, dedicated to the old Antietam gang)

Some of us have been reminiscing fondly about the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering today on Facebook and Instagram; the last gathering was ha…

Started by Andy Chase

3 Aug 12, 2019
Reply by Strumelia

For sale- $575.00 - free shipping in US

FOR SALE: Made by Jeff Kangas from Detroit. Maple neck and pot are stained dark with aqua fortis and have been given a hand rubbed oil fini…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Jul 26, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

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, 2019

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, 2019
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, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr

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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019
Reply by Brice Alms

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, 2019

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, 2019



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