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Mark Bridge
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  • Park Rapids, MN
  • United States
  • 30 + years
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New Banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Cypret Feb 18. 3 Replies

Here is Sagwa, my latest build, all ready to play during my upcoming Historical Notes programs. Some of the features include an inlaid Indian Head penny to memorialize the American medicine show,…Continue

Upcoming Programs

Started Apr 4, 2016 0 Replies

I have been awarded a Minnesota Legacy Grant for my Historical Notes program.  Here are some of the dates I have booked so far. I am getting a nice mix of libraries, historical societies, and…Continue

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Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"Thanks!"
Feb 18
Mark Bridge replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"For some reason, it was set to go public tomorrow morning. I went in and set it to go public at 1:00 today, hopefully it works."
Feb 18
Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"The video shows as private. "
Feb 18
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New Banjo

Here is Sagwa, my latest build, all ready to play during my upcoming Historical Notes programs. Some of the features include an inlaid Indian Head penny to memorialize the American medicine show, carved bone nut, inlaid herringbone position markers, violin peg tuners, tacked deer hide head, replica F. B. Converse bridge, mother of pearl inlaid tailpiece, Nylgut Minstrel strings. The neck and rim were dyed for their color, and the smooth finish is the result of a twenty coat French polish…See More
Feb 18

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet Search
How long have you played banjo?
30 + years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
2 Deering Banjos, Boucher replica, Westby 4 string, Gourd, Westby 5 string under construction

Life Long Learning Concert

https://youtu.be/vJTbnAfGrhU

I just did another show and put together a short video of some of the highlights.  It was a real good crowd.  It's fun to get people up to try the tambourine and bones.

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At 12:13pm on March 27, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Hello Mark, I just read the article in the Rapid City Enterprise about your Project, Sounds Great, Best of Luck.   Godspeed, DanO'

http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/entertainment/events/3708328-local-singer-re-enacts-music-history-early-1800s

At 10:17pm on March 27, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Wish I could be there, sounds great.  Is that a Bell & Son Boucher Your Playing?  I ask because I just ordered the Kit from Terry and can't wait to get it.

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