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rick Ceballos commented on Bob Lanham's video
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Peter Francisco

"A really swell tune! I first heard it years ago from the Fuzzy Mt String Band"
Dec 14
rick Ceballos commented on Paul Draper's video
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Silver Lake Waltz

"When playing this tune I see it is one of those crossover tunes that's part stroke and part finger style with all the thumb leads"
Dec 13
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Silver Lake Waltz

"Nice tune and very well played as always Paul!"
Dec 12
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Roustabouts with Flatfoot

"Nice combo and interesting to hear the ekonting on a tune like this!"
Nov 22
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Roustabouts with Flatfoot

Fire in the Kitchen: Rick Ceballos, akonting, African gourd banjo; Kristin Bolton, feet. At Bristol VT Best Night, 12/31/08
Nov 22
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Pompey Ran Away @ Juba

"I still love this vid.  :)"
Aug 10
Strumelia commented on rick Ceballos's video
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Pompey Ran Away @ Juba

"Cool to watch this one and also Mark and Joe's new video. Banjo and drum- don't need much more here."
May 27
rick Ceballos commented on Mark Weems's video
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A Southside Christmas Frolic

"Wonderful tune Mark. You have really captured the feel of early banjo music. Can't wait to learn it! Happy New Year"
Jan 1
Fran Mandeville left a comment for rick Ceballos
"Thanks Rick. Great site. I'm really enjoying it."
Sep 21, 2013
rick Ceballos left a comment for Fran Mandeville
"Hi Fran, welcome to the world of early banjo music!"
Sep 20, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Greg Adams's video
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"Van Bramer's Jig" (from Dan Emmett's Musical Manuscript)

"Wonderful videos Greg. I love the modern setting for Van Bramer's"
Sep 15, 2013
James Hartel and rick Ceballos are now friends
Jun 25, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Ian Bell's video
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MONYMUSK

"Very cool Ian, I play a two row button accordion which is fairly common in New England"
May 14, 2013

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
from Rob McKillop
How long have you played banjo?
35 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
about 12, minstrel, gourd, ngoni,akonting, tubaphone, wood pot etc

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Hi John, I'm in ! Thanks for your efforts. I hope to contribute more videos, discussions etc to the site once my duties as Artistic Director for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival are through. Looks …

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 7:15am 0 Comments

Hi John, I'm in ! Thanks for your efforts. I hope to contribute more videos, discussions etc to the site once my duties as Artistic Director for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival are through. Looks like you all had a great time at EBG last weekend. Hopefully I can make it next year Continue

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:05am on August 26, 2010, Rob MacKillop said…
You made it!
At 10:01am on April 9, 2011, Bob Flesher said…

Hi Rick,

 

I am glad you find my book useful.  IU am glad to be here but I am still trudging around looking for what to do.  I need more time.  Too many banjos to build which takes up my time.  Keep on pickin'.   Bob Flesher

At 7:36am on November 4, 2011, Ted Ingham said…
Hey Rick, thanks for the howdy. I'd love to find a good  time to get together. T
At 6:59am on April 6, 2012, Chuck Levy said…

Thanks Rick.  Glad to be here.

At 9:35am on September 21, 2013, Fran Mandeville said…
Thanks Rick. Great site. I'm really enjoying it.

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