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Tom Berghan
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  • Woodinville, WA
  • United States
  • Took up banjo in 2009
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Who here plays concertina?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Cypret Nov 9, 2019. 16 Replies

If you play concertina, then I have some questions for you.  I do not play, but I am considering getting one.  There are numerous configurations of course and I want to learn about pros and cons. …Continue

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Hand me down my walking cane - looking for 19th century source

Started Feb 13, 2018 0 Replies

James A. Bland, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, published 1880. I cannot find any period sheet music. Can you help me? Maybe one of the glee books? Thanks in advance, TomContinue

Ole Virginy Break Down

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Jan 3, 2018. 4 Replies

Click Link:  Ole Virginy Break Down My version of an old war horse.  Very much influenced by…Continue

De Ole Jaw Bone - need the piano sheet music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Dec 21, 2017. 21 Replies

Hi Friends,I would like a copy of the piano sheet music for the song "De Ole Jaw Bone."  This is the cover - I need the rest of the pages.  Thanks!  Tom…Continue

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Michael Cypret replied to Tom Berghan's discussion Who here plays concertina?
"I just finished practicing out of the 1868 Buckley book (modern version with tab) and thought these tunes would lend themselves well to an English concertina- Minstrel banjo combination. I have a Jackie treble (?) concertina that’s currently…"
Nov 9, 2019
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
How long have you played banjo?
Took up banjo in 2009
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
James Hartel "Sweeney," and an unsigned unbranded minstrel style banjo from 1870

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At 7:32am on April 6, 2018, Scott Danneker said…

Does anyone know if there is there a non-FB concertina online group similar ours at .ning? 

At 9:02am on April 6, 2018, Wes Merchant said…

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