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Roberta Perkins
  • Wilmington, DE
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  • 3 to 6 years, off and on.
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Roberta Perkins's Discussions

Nylgut strings....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer May 20, 2016. 10 Replies

A question for those who use Nylgut strings. How often should they be changed?Continue

Eggnog, Sugar and Beer...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Feb 1, 2016. 2 Replies

In an article, by Bob Winans, is a list of remembered dance tunes & songs(from ex-slave narratives). One of them is Eggnog, Sugar and Beer. The title caught my fancy:-). Does anyone know of it?…Continue

Craft in America...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Sayers Nov 18, 2015. 4 Replies

Jim Hartel just sent out an e-mail announcing a new PBS series "Craft in America": http://video.pbs.org/program/craft-in-america/ On…Continue

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Why the open back?...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Sep 4, 2015. 6 Replies

Hi, All: I have been gradually incorporating my banjo playing into the historical interpretation I do at Ft Delaware. Sometimes visitors ask me more about it and my playing than the interpretation I…Continue

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2016 Banjo Gathering - Charlottesville, VA at Charlottesville, Virginia Double Tree Hilton Hotel

November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
It’s Time to Register for the 2016 Banjo Gathering and Reserve your Room Now! The 2016 Banjo Gathering will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6. It is the only forum focused entirely on the banjo as a historical, cultural, and design object, in contrast to the many banjo camps, festivals, and gatherings focused principally on playing the banjo.Since 1998, the Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument…See More
Aug 28, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"I have a set of Nylgut strings on my Fairbanks & Cole A-scale that I put on it in 2002. They are showing no signs of wear or any other problems. I play the banjo often."
May 20, 2016
Timothy Twiss replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"Well, it is more  for the mind than the sound that one might change them. Occasionally, I'll change a set....and it boosts me in some weird way. They are cheap enough to do that. "
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"Ok, good to know. I will keep watch for weak areas. "
May 20, 2016
Strumelia replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"I changed a set of 7 year old nylgut strings once, thinking it would surely make a sound improvement to have fresh ones on . It made no discernible difference at all.  I now will change one string IF I see it has nicks/wear in it near the nut…"
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins commented on Tom Taggart's video
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Bob, Sunny, & Lisa in front of McLean house

"Maybe next year. The hat is pretty cool. I could use it for my historic interpretation programs. I'm going to keep an eye out...If you find a source, keep me in mind..."
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"Yeah, it looks like she's/he's saying "I'm ready! What's the hold up, Dad! Mom!" Been hanging close to that edge. I bet he/she takes off when I'm not tuned it:-) One is a bit smaller than the other and doesn't…"
May 20, 2016
Chris Prieto replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"I watched the cam the last two days hoping to watch the lil dood take flight but not flight, maybe I will tune in again :)"
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"Hey, Thanks everyone! This helps. I've had mine for about 2 1/2 years. I have spares, just keep them in case one gets broken...  This is apart from my question. I have been watching the eagle cam: http://www.eagles.org/dceaglecam/ at…"
May 20, 2016
Tom Taggart replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"I have a set of nylgut strings on my banjo for 2 years and they still seem to be going strong."
May 20, 2016
Timothy Twiss replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"Almost never."
May 20, 2016
Chris Prieto replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Nylgut strings....
"I was under the impression that they never really did need a changing. But I am not sure about that so I too would like to know.One of my gourd banjos that i take camping and hiking and stuff has a set and they all look in good shape except for the…"
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins commented on Tom Taggart's video
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Bob, Sunny, & Lisa in front of McLean house

"Hey, Nice bones playing Lisa. I'm still trying to learn to use both hands. Love you hat! I could use one like it. Where did you get it?"
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins posted a discussion

Nylgut strings....

A question for those who use Nylgut strings. How often should they be changed?See More
May 20, 2016
Roberta Perkins commented on Wes Merchant's photo
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CSFB

"Oh, my! I am so sorry to hear this. I heard the Camptown Shakers play once. Renny paid a visit to Ft Delaware and heard me play this past season(2015). We had a nice visit. I am so sad to hear this..."
Feb 15, 2016
Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Eggnog, Sugar and Beer...
"Yes, I did check with him. He has not gone any further than listing it. He said he might do that as further research. He is recovering from an illness, at this time. I am curious about it. The name seems as though it could be a fun tune. Thanks..."
Feb 1, 2016

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
19th Century Banjo Workshops
How long have you played banjo?
3 to 6 years, off and on.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bob Flesher tackhead, Cloverlick open back and a Deering Goodtime(modified), a bucket tackhead & 12" tackhead by Terry Bell

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:32am on November 14, 2011, Greg Adams said…

Great to see you here Roberta!

At 3:41pm on November 14, 2011, Dave Culgan said…

Hi Roberta, glad you found your way here. We met at the Neshaminy event where I was playing with the Camptown Shakers. Dave Culgan

At 6:18pm on November 15, 2011, Guy de Chalus said…

Hello Roberta,

 

I'm sorry, but I only vaguely recall a conversation about the Hammon's tune. Please remind me of this correspondence. Was it through some list serve? All the same, I love that music and am looking forward to becoming a better player of that style.  Kind regards, always.  - Guy

At 10:41pm on November 15, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Hmmm, do you have a video on You Tube playing 'Walkin in the Parlor'?

At 11:43pm on November 15, 2011, Silas Tackitt said…
At 1:22pm on November 16, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Thanks, Silas...

I play a version of "Walkin' in the Parlor" from the Hammons family.

At 12:16pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Roberta what banjo are you bringing to Antietam?  The Flesher tackhead?

At 2:19pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Well I look forward to meeting you!   :)

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