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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
rick Ceballos commented on Steve Jeter's photo
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Katy Folk Festival 2013

"lookin good Steve!"
Apr 8, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Electricfied Minstrel Mutations

"Aside from the modern context, I really liked the looseness and playfulness of the piece. I think it embodied more of the spirit of minstrel tunes than most videos posted here. Nice job Tim!"
Apr 7, 2013
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Swanee Echoes on Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"great tune and so wonderfully played! I like the yellow bow tie as well. thanks for stopping by this side of the fence."
Mar 27, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Dave Culgan's video
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Camptown Shakers

"good one boys!"
Feb 27, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Adams Germantown March

"Bravo Tim, what a wonderful tune. You da guy!"
Feb 12, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Mark Weems's video
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The White Joke

"What a great sounding banjo Mark. Great tune as well. Used to play the White Joke years ago for contra dances."
Feb 11, 2013
rick Ceballos commented on Ian Bell's video
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Standard Cotillion

"swell little tune Ian. I like it's standardness!"
Dec 30, 2012
rick Ceballos commented on Mark Weems's video
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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba -- Segu Blue (Poyi)

"the Ngoni body is wood not gourd. It is a small hollowed out log that looks like a dug out canoe."
Oct 22, 2012

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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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