I received an email informing me that Kate Kwame had left a comment on my profile page. I can't find anything from her and she does not appear in the members list. Does anyone know her through this…Continue
Whilst I imagine it possible that some American players visiting the UK may have brought tutors books with them, can anyone tell me if any of the publications from Briggs' onwards were sold in…Continue
Hi, does anyone have any idea as to when this was made?I bought it in South London, England.The only markings on it are N°8 written in pencil on the back of the dowel and VIII chiselled into the…Continue
"Sweeney was in the UK starting in 1843. Sheet music of tunes from the Virginia Minstrels was available very soon after they started up...but it was vocal music, songs. I would hazard to guess that copies of The Howe Preceptor and The Briggs Banjo…"
"From what I understand, Sweeny was in England around 1848-ish. So, I'd guess it may have started around then, though it's well known he basically learned "by ear" from Uncle Eph. But I'd guess it was the groups that came not…"
That is what I was thinking.
I'm just making a start on the 1860 'Buckley's New Banjo Method' on my flush fret banjo, probably English and possibly made in the 1870s. I like the thought that it was used to play those…"
"It wouldn't surprise if the tutors made their way there with the proliferation of the banjo and American acts. Now, did they set up a table and sell merchandise? I highly doubt that. Lol...The way these things go, I imagine the tutors were sort…"