Minstrel Banjo

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Ian Bell's Videos (42)

  • RAZZLE DAZZLE JIG

    RAZZLE DAZZLE JIG

    From Armstrong's Crown Banjo Method of 1889. Joel posted a link to his scan of this book a couple o… Ian Bell Jun 10, 2014 100 views

  • LOTUS JIG

    LOTUS JIG

    A quick video I initially dashed off for my banjo playing buddy Lotus Wight, in Chelsea, Quebec. Fr… Ian Bell Apr 28, 2014 93 views

  • THE NEW CALABASH

    THE NEW CALABASH

    No great musical statements here - just an old chestnut played on a new gourd. I got the calabash a… Ian Bell Mar 31, 2014 104 views

  • KEEP A HAMMERIN'

    KEEP A HAMMERIN'

    "Minstrel" - but no banjo. Jackie Washington was a wonderful singer from Hamilton, Ontario. He was… Ian Bell Feb 22, 2014 53 views

  • SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY

    SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY

    No banjo - but this is my Christmas card for 2013. The contra dance called "Sir Roger De Coverly" a… Ian Bell Dec 20, 2013 196 views

  • MONYMUSK

    MONYMUSK

    I couldn't resist rising to the "tune of the week" bait. Monymusk and I have been old friends for a… Ian Bell May 14, 2013 124 views

  • BOATMAN MEDLEY

    BOATMAN MEDLEY

    Zach Lefebvre and I rehearsing something for a recording project I'm working on. Three old stroke-s… Ian Bell Apr 1, 2013 100 views

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM PORT DOVER

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM PORT DOVER

    The kind of noisy fun we were having at the museum this afternoon - 22 musicians and about 200 othe… Ian Bell Jan 1, 2013 35 views

  • Standard Cotillion

    Standard Cotillion

    Winner's 1874. I tried to get it up to a passable dance tempo here. (passable in my circles anyway!) Ian Bell Dec 28, 2012 78 views

  • Boatman Dance.

    Boatman Dance.

    Playing around in the basement "studio" Gut-strung guitar, a Terry Bell Boucher-style banjo, a Mors… Ian Bell Oct 3, 2012 124 views

  • JAMES BUCKLEY'S POLKA

    JAMES BUCKLEY'S POLKA

    A more demure selection on my the new banjo. (from a Terry Bell kit) I've finally clawed my way in… Ian Bell Jul 29, 2012 81 views

  • BEE GUM REEL

    BEE GUM REEL

    Taking an old favorite tune out for a spin on my new banjo (Made from a Kit by Terry Bell). This ba… Ian Bell Jul 29, 2012 116 views

  • TIN HORNS

    TIN HORNS

    Three 19th century sheet metal "dinner horns" from the collection at Black Creek Pioneer Village ne… Ian Bell Jun 28, 2012 75 views

  • SPEED THE PLOUGH.mov

    SPEED THE PLOUGH.mov

    An old fiddle tune (Scottish 18th century) that was the template for a lot of other tunes - like Wh… Ian Bell Jun 15, 2012 100 views

  • WESTON'S FROLIC.m4v

    WESTON'S FROLIC.m4v

    I think it was Carl thatbrought this cool tune to our attention about this time last year. It's on… Ian Bell Jun 1, 2012 126 views

  • Lon Morris's Jig 2.m4v

    Lon Morris's Jig 2.m4v

    Thanks to Tim for his previous takes on this tune. Here's mine. From Buckey's 1868 book. This was t… Ian Bell May 22, 2012 91 views

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