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Leonidas (Lee) Jones
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  • Meriden, CT
  • United States
  • Since January 2014
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St. Albans Raid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Stetson Oct 2, 2014. 3 Replies

We were up at the event commemorating the 150th anniverary of the raid. Yoou might check out this video:…Continue

The old new renaissance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Feb 13, 2014. 1 Reply

As I sat practicing during today's nor'easter, I was taken with how playing this music is so much klike playing renaissance music, which was quite popular (at least among music students) when I was…Continue

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Song by Old Joe Sweeney, played on a Bell Sweenet banjo.
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"Address nort found here."
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet search for Minstrel Banjo
How long have you played banjo?
Since January 2014
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher. Bell Sweeney, Bell Stichter

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 9:58pm on February 18, 2014, Strumelia said…

I hope you are enjoying that GORGEOUS red Bell banjer you got!!   :)

At 10:48pm on February 18, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
I can't imagine my good fortune, and at the price I got, its unbelievable. I can hardly put the thing down!
At 10:42pm on April 4, 2014, John Salicco said…

Thanks. I look forward to participating in this forum.

At 11:01pm on April 4, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
You have already contributed a lot. Keep it up!
At 9:54pm on August 19, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

Sounds like a plan.  I live about a 5 minute drive from Look Park; even have a pass.  See you in October.  I hope I have the kit built by then.

At 10:20pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Ah, I play on Bell Bouchers. I hope you have the Stichter finished by then, I'd like to check it out.
At 6:23am on August 20, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

I'll do my best.  I'll also bring along my ca. 1865 Ashborn guitar.  Do you have a date for Look Park?

At 10:31am on August 20, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
First weekend of October.
At 6:11am on January 12, 2015, William Wolston said…

Thanks for the encouragement.

At 7:46am on March 20, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Thanks for the welcome note,  Hope to meet many new Friends here,   DanO'

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