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Elaine Masciale
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  • Palatine, IL
  • United States
  • I am married to a banjo player so I…
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Elaine Masciale's Discussions

Ole Dan Emmett's Home Burned

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

Female Minstrel Players

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Merchant 47 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Negro Slave Christmas Celebration 1862

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan'l Dec 15, 2010. 9 Replies

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Wes Merchant replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
47 minutes ago
Al Smitley replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Ole Dan Emmett's Home Burned
"Occasionally, while on other trips, I looked in a AAA tour book to see if there was anything to see in Mt.Vernon regarding Emmett.  I could never find any mention of anything.  I wish I would have searched a little deeper."
18 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
"Wes, here they are in live 'biscuit' action- what fun!  Check out the good ol galloping banjo pickin' style...   :D http://youtu.be/_PJqqSmKAdQ"
20 hours ago
Wes Merchant replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
"Lisa that question reminded me of this  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Q_sYeOQlk"
20 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
"That troupe of ladies was questioned in the account as to whether they were actually men dressed as women...? They are all in blackface, as 'Ethiopians'.  Wondering if they really were women, and also if any women minstrel performers…"
21 hours ago
Elaine Masciale replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
"The images I posted show ballet costume (to the knee, full, fluffy skirts).  Of course, one would not wear that off the stage while socializing."
22 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Female Minstrel Players
"And of course, if we found pix of women minstrel show performers that were not dressed in the usual hoop skirt CW dress, ...but rather in stage costumes such as harlequins, gypsies, beggars, etc...that would open up some welcome options for dressing…"
22 hours ago
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Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
My husband, John
How long have you played banjo?
I am married to a banjo player so I feel grandfathered in...
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Penny whistles (tin whistle) - Sausato E, B, Bb; Burke C, D Jawbone _ mule or ass, unspecified Tambourine - oldish

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 5:26pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the folks I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
Dick Hulan
At 5:37pm on June 15, 2010, razyn said…
Wonder if you might like to comment on Ian Bell's photo of a tin whistle. I've gone about as fur as I can go, with it.
At 10:50am on December 10, 2010, Jeff Trace said…

WOW!  I have another friend!!  Great to hear from you.  Thanks for thinking of me.

 

Jeff

At 5:05am on April 4, 2011, Sylvia said…

Great photos Mrs Masciale. Thank you for sharing.  They are an inspiration.

At 7:41pm on February 27, 2012, Bell Banjos said…

Hey lady,

Do you guys have recordings?

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