Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

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"Hi Chris, This is not a banjo - it’s a lute with gut strings (like a banjo), but I a…"

Tom Berghan replied Oct 18, 2018 to Halp! What is a trill?

4 Oct 18, 2018
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">>>I just wanted to say Hi to my old friends here, and to those who joined…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 27, 2018 to Drifter passing through town

7 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Rob MacKillop

"Strumelia said: I've heard there are tens of dollars to be made playing minstrel ban…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 26, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
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"I play two to four gigs of every month, skin heads & gut strings but 98% are ind…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 25, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
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"1) Do not play in direct sunlight. Must be in the shade. Take a big umbrella if you…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 24, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
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"Briggs is mostly dGDF#A. (We call this low tuning). Some of the pieces in Briggs are…"

Tom Berghan replied Jul 10, 2018 to Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

37 Jul 15, 2018
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"Thanks Scott! I did purchase an English Baritone which I believe will best serve my…"

Tom Berghan replied Apr 5, 2018 to Who here plays concertina?

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Reply by Michael Cypret

"i found a small manufacturer (luthier) right in my own state of Washington. My main…"

Tom Berghan replied Apr 5, 2018 to Who here plays concertina?

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Reply by Michael Cypret

"OK, so I am getting settled in on the English key & bellows system. Now the next…"

Tom Berghan replied Mar 20, 2018 to Who here plays concertina?

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Reply by Michael Cypret

"Al! That was fantastic!!!!  Well you know what they say!  Talk is cheap but a perfor…"

Tom Berghan replied Mar 19, 2018 to Who here plays concertina?

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